Teaching at home is a challenge

After that one and only successful session my husband taught our girl to write the number 3, she has refused to practice writing with my husband. 🙁
A sign that everything is Mother’s job (not again!)

Today I taught the children the life cycle of an apple (free resource from Montessori for everyone). After that I gave them the picture of the cycle with no pictures. They got the small laminated pictures I handed to them placed into the squares. They didn’t get all correct though they seemed to enjoy the activity. Following immediately, I handed them a writing sheet to practice “a”. My younger boy couldn’t write yet.

My main student, elder girl wrote three “a”s, and requested for me to guide her along. I did so for a good few “a”s, and asked her to continue in her own. She did so only after I announced that next up is story time (me telling stories I made up or got inspired from a book I browsed at the bookstores), and she will be excluded if she doesn’t finish up her writing practice. She finished her practice. I’m so so so soooo happy! I did it, the positive way!

So here’s my rant. I spent a lot of time preparing materials so that I can teach my children. But i sense that my family is not too supportive. Maybe they support me but I don’t hear any positive reinforcements or encouragements. I asked my husband if he was happy with what he saw. He replied “yes”. I waited and waited but didn’t hear any more words.

Am I dealing with Typical Asians? No sound means good news? Scold means bad job.

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