Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Dollface



Well here we are in 2010. A brand new year is underway and how does it start off with me and the Doll? Horribly!!!!!!!!! Whenever she has a break from school, when it's time to get back in the swing of things, we butt heads like two rams!!! 'Cept she's a Lion and I'm the Ram!!!! Two strong signs, both wanting their way. *sigh*


Day two of homework did not go well, not at all!!!


Let's just say she walked out of the room and when I called her back, she wanted NOTHING to do with me. Went straight to my mom and balled like a baby and would not come talk to me until my mother damn near had to push her to go.


WOW!!!!


You know my heart was crushed!!!! I mean she didn't even want to look at me. She said I pushed her too hard and that she had no clue what she was doing today. I do tend to raise my voice when I KNOW she KNOWS the work but is putting forth absolutely no effort to do it. That ticks me off to no end!!!! Give me something that lets me know you're at least trying. Don't just sit there and stare at your hands kid!!! She wasn't feeling me at all after that.


We've been going through this for years now. Sometimes I don't know how to reach her and sometimes we just hug it out and we make it work. Lately I haven't been so patient and will give up and just say go on to the next subject. I'm no teacher, that's for sure. Today really put me in a bad place. The look on her face just tore me up and I wanted to crawl under a rock and die! By the time she was going home, we were good. I told her she should talk to her teacher first thing in the morning and have her to explain division again because she still doesn't grasp the concept of how and why. Dollface tends to overthink everything. Her teacher has told us this a few times. She knows how to add and multiply but she doesn't get this division thing at all. Seems simple and I tried to break it down into even simpler terms, whereas she understood while I was explaining but when it came to writing the process down she couldn't do it.


She's growing up and quickly. I'm not supergodmommywhocandonowronginhereyes anymore. I don't know if I can handle all of this challenging me stuff. Hell I know I can't handle it!!!


Being a parent/teacher has to be the hardest job ever!!! *big ol heavy sigh*




10 comments:

  1. First let me say Happy New Year Lady! It was funny to read this post as the school homework thing has been an issue lately for me. Being a parent is not easy and finding good teachers IS NOT EASY. Can I just vent and say my son's teacher is a beast ugh!

    Hope 2010 is filled with Joy,Peace & Success Donna! *kisses*

    Chadina

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  2. Here's a suggestion...it may be time for an outside mentor.

    I know that sometimes it's hard.

    My daughter told me this morning why can't she have her way. What?! Excuse me?!

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  3. When I mentioned mentor I was referring to an older student or after school tutoring program. ;)

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  4. Give her some time. You'll be back to being supergodmommy in no time.

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  5. Did you explain to her that multiplication and division are just a continuation of addition and subtraction? With multiplication it is 2+2+2 or 3x2. Division can be explained in the same terms. I have to find this book I read about how to teach math. It was eye opening because math was ALWAYS my challenging subject. Division is easy once you understand the logic of it. If you can find a way to connect it to subtraction (do an internet search) I think she will get it. Also use real life objects to explain it. Get a Hersey bar or a pizza and divide it. The same way you teach fractions. Good luck!

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  6. This sounds a lot like my house.

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  7. I had to go to the education store. They have alot of teachable things to use as demonstration. But I co-sign with Believer. Find a student(higher level) to help. Kids tends to look upo to them and the student understands the patience and learning style of someone close in age. We have 11th grader working with our 5th graders and it is working.
    Happy New Years to you too.

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