Homeschooling tips

Len - posted on 01/21/2010 ( no moms have responded yet )

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I am new to homeschooling and have a little bit of a problem. I have three kids, a 7 yr old boy, a 4 yr old girl, and a 10 month old girl. My son (the 7 yr old) went to kindergarten and 1/2 yr of first grade. I pulled him out of PS because they where literally forcing him to read. When he was little he LOVED reading I could not pry him away from books, he slept with them, bathed with them, ate with them (thank goodness for cloth and bath books). The whole time he was in PS they kept telling me he was behind and I had to do more work and make him read the little copied books they sent home. I refuse to MAKE my child read. I believe if child loves books they will learn to read. The problem now is my son now HATES anything to do with reading. When I read the kids books, half the time will not listen, doesn't like story hour at the library and when I suggest that we look at a book I get what I call "the angry wall", he just shuts down and starts yelling at me and being mean to his two sisters. We gave most of the reading stuff up for about two months but I wanted to have him start reading, not force but I thought he would maybe want to. Help somebody.

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