Ugh. Sounds like you have your hands full. Just to make sure, does she comprehend what she is reading well enough? Sometimes it's easy to read a harder book and get to the end of a paragraph or page and think "what did I just read?" I remember doing this with Last of the Mohicans in college. LOL So maybe part of the problem is not retaining very much?
Should I just give up?(18 posts) (9 voices)
Oh....I get that kind of battle with dd14....and I could just scream! My brain (and sometimes my voice) is saying, "Don't you dare speak to me with that disrespectful tone and/or attitude!" When she insists that I know nothing and she knows everything, I remember back when I was in 9th grade and my friends/classmates and I thought, "Nice try, parents, but we're going to be the generation to cure cancer and lead the entire world into an era of peace."
I suppose if she didn't try to feel overly independent and wise, she might shrink back into herself and never try to accomplish what God has planned for her....or to accomplish algebra, for that matter. I believe two things are in play in these situations: first, God is trying to teach me patience (wouldn't want to be the one in charge of that task!) and second, I am surely recognizing one thing--that dd is so much like me!
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