There are lots of things I’d pay someone else to do- and would gladly pass them off to the nanny. Potty training, riding a bike- and now reading. “Hey, here’s $40 for the afternoon. Oh, and by the way, can you teach him to read while I’m gone”?
My son is creating in me a nail biting habit due to his inability to grasp the concept of sounding out words. As he looks at the book, I point out a duck swimming in a pond with the word DUCK beneath it.
Me: “What do you think that spells? D-U-C-K. Sound it out”
Me: “No. Don’t just guess. Sound out the letters. D. UH. K.” (can I make it any clearer)?!?
Him: (Repeating me and sounding out each letter) “D. UH. K. …. Pond”?
Me: “Stop looking at the picture! Try again”
Him: “D-U-C-K” (getting all of the sounds phonetically accurate). “Creek”?
“For the love of all that is holy!! It’s a DUCK”!!!