I feel so down sometimes. I don't feel like my kids are learning. I know I spend too much time disciplining and not enough time rewarding the behavior I want. In some ways I feel like I'm just trying to make it to the end of the day, rather than thinking ahead to what I can do better this week/month/etc. I had a rough day today. Maybe that's why I'm feeling so negative. I think I took something my P said too personally, and it wrecked my day. So do you feel like your kids are learning? Sometimes I'm just appalled at what they don't know. It makes me feel so behind and overwhelmed. It's only October, and getting those kiddos to pass the end-of-grade tests are already looming over my head.