The following is a guest post written by Cara Thompson of Write Season.
My heart was torn in two when my firstborn cried out in defeat that she couldn’t do her copy work, even saying she was stupid and writing “No” all over the page.
I was stunned. I felt to blame and confused.
We had had a wonderful time learning around the table until that point so I just stayed positive and wrapped up so that she could have relief from this obvious burden.
I had boxed her in and didn’t even know it.