Thursday, October 9, 2008

Children

Ok, here is my dilema today. How do you help your children to reach their potential? I have a child who is behind in her school work and has definite power struggle issues. I found out today that she was trying to sign my name on a note that her teacher had sent home with her. It is not that she doesn't know how to do the work, it's just that she doesn't want to do it, and then lies to me and tells me that it is all done.

I struggle to be the best mom that I can be, but when you have a defiant child it seems like that harder I try to help her the worse it gets. I know that she had the capacity to accomplish anything but she won't do it.

I sometimes feel like I am failing with her and I don't know what to do. She is such a wonderful child and can be the sweetest person, but when she gets mad it is all downhill and it is a fast, steep hill and she can't stop herself.

I am going to try having a tutor work with her and maybe that way she might be able to get her work done and the friction between us can subside. Until then keep us in your prayers.

1 comment:

...And Baby Makes Four said...

Ok, here's my two cents. My parents had the same issues with me, too. The more my mom pushed me to do by best, the more I refused to do it. I was much more passive, but the end result is the same. They got me a tutor and I thrived because I never had the guts to defy a stranger the way I did my mom. I hope that helps! Hang in there!