My daughter categorically says she hated school and would rather learn by going out in the real world and not being forced. Sometimes she wish she's ill (or dead) so that she won't have to go to school. She's unhappy and I feel guilty for still pushing her into it because I don't want others to call her a failure in first grade and because I don't want to displease family who is rooting for her to excel in school.
I think my daughter is wise not so much in academic scheme of things as her capacity to think profoundly.
I said she has to wait. Just finish this chapter and then we'll be free next year.
I used to skip classes when I was in first grade and my parents who only want the best for me would force me back. That time, we don't have much of a choice. Fortunately now, we do.
I love you, daughter. I know I have many flaws as a mother and as a person but I can always stretch myself a little braver for you. Sometimes it takes time but we'll get there.