In desperation, I grabbed a stack of sticky notes that was on the table near us and wrote each word on one sticky note page. Only one word per page and no more distractions. What had become very frustrating for both of us was quickly completed with a very simple solution.
After 23 years of homeschooling I am finally learning some nifty tricks! I readily admit that I make mistakes daily with each of my children. Each of my children is so very different in many ways. Sometimes it takes a while to understand how to teach each child in a way that he needs. And then, many times those methods change as the child matures. There is so very much to learn in this homeschool journey...and the lessons are not all for the children, are they?