I've been away from these boards for awhile but I'm in a bit of a conundrum and hoping for some advice. My 7 year old is starting to read, but she apparently isn't meeting my husband's expectations of where she should be. He insists that we need to spend more time every day, and I need to push her harder and that she needs to work harder.
We've had a pretty relaxed approach to homeschooling up until a couple months ago, but then I gave in to his urging and introduced more structure and spent more "seat time" explicitly teaching reading. This was a struggle that neither she nor I enjoyed, and we spent a tremendous amount of time and energy not actually retaining much info. I've since backed off again, and she's doing better with the decrease in stress. She's voluntarily writing stories (albeit very phonetically), labeling drawings, etc, where she wouldn't do anything during our more structured time without lots of struggle.
So here's my challenge: She and I both recognize that she learns better in a more child-led manner. The problem is convincing my husband of this. Any thoughts?