7 steps to take when your children fight with you about doing school work

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

"I can't do it mom, it's too hard.  I'm so tired. I feel sick. I don't need to do that. How about we do this instead? No, you didn't say that.  But, but, but"...etc...etc...etc...

Does this sound familiar? If so, you are not alone. 

When I started homeschooling I never imagined I would be starting World War III with my children! 

All my children have been so eager to start learning when they started Kindergarten. They were always the ones initiating learning and asking me to teach them. I was ecstatic that they wanted to learn and that they enjoyed it.  I was over the moon. But as they grew older I started coming across opposition from them. Negotiating, stalling, excuses, crying, whining and downright refusal to do schoolwork were now the norm.

I was becoming frazzled and worn out from the constant fighting. I was lashing out in anger. My chest was filling up with anxiety and we were not getting anything done!  I wanted to give up. I knew that was not the answer though.What was I supposed to do???

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  1. Hi, Rebekah! Heading over to check out the rest of your post! Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday :)

  2. Going to check the rest of it at My Joy Filled Life!!


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