... when I question my decision to homeschool, especially a high school student.
I'm just being transparent here.
The easy subjects are, well, easy. It's those subjects and concepts that Dawson doesn't get that makes me wonder what the heck I am doing.
His two weak areas, science and math, are smacking me in the face this week. We are still stuck on that most-basic Algebra concept. And it doesn't appear that we've made any progress.
Dawson has the personality, with everything in life, that if he is not instantly perfect at it, he doesn't want to try it at all. And if he does try, and doesn't get it immediately, then he is frustrated and angry. I get that. I'm exactly the same way. But the difference between us is that I get mad and determined to figure it out and succeed. He wants to just quit. Or he will wallow so deep in his frustration that he can't see the forest for the trees. And then that's when I get frustrated.
I understand there are concepts that are difficult. What I don't get is a quitting attitude.
And it wears me down.
I feel like, today, that I just want to chuck school and go to bed. I'm not sure what to do to help, so I feel defeated. (That sounds like him, doesn't it?) But I am one stubborn gal, so I have to keep searching until I find the answer to help! I just really don't know what to do.
I think I am also just, generally, teenager-weary. Young kids are difficult in their own ways. Teenagers are difficult in others. Kyndal and Dawson are leaving for the weekend for their annual trip with their dad. I think I just need a break.
I would appreciate your prayers for a re-energized spirit and an extra dose of wisdom.