What do you do with a pre teen boy who hasn't been parented?
What do you do with a pre teen boy who doesn't know how to be parented?
What do you do when you don't know what to do?
My relationship with Josh has had it's ups and downs. We seem to do OK for awhile. And then... boom... I get hit with a dose of reality. Josh does not like to be parented. At least not by me. He takes offense and pouts with every single thing I do. As long as life is going along swimmingly and I don't rock the boat, we do just fine.
Then comes homeschooling long division. And correction about behavior. And punishment.
And in reality, I am the one who suffers the most punishment. I get the glares. The silent treatment. I get ignored. I get ostracized.
Clearly, teaching him how to do long division and how to read is a crime.
We've come a long ways... but clearly, we have a long ways to go.