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Worried About My Child's Willingness to Learn
My husband and I have been working with him on his reading and writing for the past year but it's been a struggle. Given his intelligence (logic, reasoning ability, etc.) I know he has the chops to learn. But he is completely belligerent when we spend more than 10 minutes reviewing lessons. We've tried everything we can think of to make it a fun, pressure-free experience but nothing is working.
Though I refuse to give up, I'm getting tired and, given today's development with the test, am more worried now than ever. My son is only 2 weeks past the kindergarten cut-off and I was really banking on that kind of day-long structure to give him the motivation he needs for me to really be able to help him outside the classroom. I've written a letter to appeal the decision but am still facing the possibility that he'll have to go back to preschool--to learn what he already knows. Any encouragement would help. Thanks!