I remember getting frustrated with my oldest son, because he couldn’t tell me what the word was that we had just read a couple pages back. He looked at it and clearly guessed. I, as a former classroom teacher turned homeschooling mom, was beyond frustrated. I’d researched curriculum, pulled out every trick I knew to help him learn to read and still…he couldn’t. I felt like a failure as a homeschooler, a teacher, and as a mom. And I knew my sweet seven year old boy felt worse.