Elizabeth A. Harris:

“She gets frustrated every time we start,” one mother emailed her last week, “and then I get irritated and she gets irritated and it usually ends in me saying we should take a break and then the cycle repeats. One or both of us typically ends up in tears by the time it’s all said and done and no work is completed.”

Yup. This is what my days look like when I try to teach our kids. Not all of them, but most of them.

This article was supposed to make me feel better, I think, but now I just can’t stop thinking about the possibility that our kids will fall behind.

This will be tonight’s insomnia internal monologue.