6 yr. old struggling in a new school
We just moved to a new state in April/08. We went to Kindergarten for 5 weeks until classes ended for the summer. Our previous K. was a Montessori Spanish Immersion program and now we are in public education. The K. teacher told us that our son was ready for 1st grade. Now he is struggling because their so much further ahead academically than he was in the Montessori. We have currently hired a tutor 150.00 a week and we are spending an average of 2 hours a night on home. Average parent in this class spends about 1to 1.25 hours a night. My child and I used to get along great. Now we are at each other's throat constantly. I lose my patience and he's tired of working. He is such a bright child and the youngest in his class. ( no disabilities). I feel like I am breaking his spirit and hurting our mother/son relationship. Yes, daddy lives with us but travels extensively. I am left doing the work. Please help ...Kind words if nothing else. New state, new rules, even my 4 year old told me I wasn't being nice. HELP!