This post is really to let everyone know how much I appreciate what you do. I have to say that I spend a lot of time reading blogs and other sites created by some really talented people. I have links to some of them on the left and right of my blog page here. Feel free to click through to them.
Why do I spend so much time reading the posts and information that others offer? Well, I thought that it was because I just wanted inspiration and ideas of new things to do with my grandson "little man" In reality, I think it was because I was trying to read between the lines to find out if anyone else was having or had ever had the same kinds of issues that I am having. If you read some of the other posts I have made you will find that I have a tremendously gifted and extremely hyperactive 5 year old that we removed from public school because he was being treated so badly by his teacher and therefore by the other students to which she has admitted. She has said that she simply did not know what to do with him or how to teach him at the same time she was teaching others that were not where he was, so she just claimed that he was a behavior problem, which actually caused him to become a behavior problem. Not only that but she caused him to dislike learning with a passion, something that we have not yet in the months since November been able to change.
At first I know that it was my teaching style, I was still a "school" person and tried to teach him that way. Now don't get me wrong he was successful at first doing tons of work, then suddenly one day he just stopped and said "NO, I am NOT doing that." and he has continued to do that to this day. Occasionally we can get some things accomplished but it happens rarely
So this is basically my blog about quitting. I think I don't have a choice but to give up. I want so much for this little one and I love him so much. I have prayed and prayed and prayed and I keep coming up empty. I have scoured the internet and found so very many things that would make learning fun for him, but, if it means he has to write one word or work with even on number, he goes into meltdown and I just can't stand to hear all the hatred that he spews out at me when this happens. I don't know where it comes from because he was and is most of the time, such a happy, loving child. He has such a big heart that it breaks my heart to see this happening to him and me not have a clue as to how to help him.
I will continue my blog to hopefully put something out there that someone else will find useful for their own children and I will continue to keep you all in my prayers. Maybe someday, God will answer my prayers with this "little man" and we will see some measure of success,
So enough rambling, enough of my problems. THANK YOU ALL for the inspiration and the ideas that you have given to me for homeschooling. You are doing a wonderful job and raising such wonderful children. I see from many photos that you share that your children are happy and love what they are doing. Great job!!!!
May God Bless you all throughout your journey and if I can help you in any way whatsoever please just post a comment somewhere here or send me an email and I will certainly be willing to do the research you need or the praying that you need always.