We are having a hard day, forgive me if this is not very clear. I have always been more geared towards emotional/moral development. Who you are, more so that what you know. In my mind as long as we have the skills to find the knowledge we need, it's not as important to study what is not of interest right now. But we are lacking skills.
As I said, bad day. Maybe I am not cut out to homeschool. I don't push. Maybe they need more push. I am laid back. I hate drama. There are still assignments that come our way. My soon to be 10 yo is trying to write a letter for a cub scouts assignment and it is not going well. Years of handwriting workbooks, and yet he is completely unprepared to write this letter. Both of my boys (9 and 12) HATE writing anything. It has always been that way.
I am considering dropping all subjects we work on at home, and spent the rest of the year getting them comfortable with writing. But they will kick and scream, and I will lose my temper, and it will be so hard. But I don't see any other option. I have spent years and years waiting for them to grow out of this hatred for writing. They even complained about writing their own Christmas lists.
So, I guess my homeschooling crisis is maybe just a writing crisis. If they were in school they would have to write all the time, they would get used to it. How do I do that at home? I don't know if I am strong enough to force them to enough. Any thoughts would be appreciated. This has been going on for more years than I can remember. But at their age I feel it needs to be dealt with now before it becomes any more embarrassing for them.
Edited by mich - 1/17/12 at 10:56am