in any public way, that your kid is learning to read then they might promptly stop learning, forget everything you have taught them and come to a screeching halt. I have learned to never say things are going well and keep it all a deep dark secret lest I find myself disappointed. Quietly keeping that all to myself till they have graduated, I've quit teaching them, or they get a job is the plan for me. I have nine kids. They are all great and wonderful kidlets. They mostly live here except for that one who lives south in some school place. I'll let you know what is up with her in a year or so......hopefully. Same goes with announcing the regular use of underwear. You might discover them in their yucky diaper when you thought they had normal human wear on. If you spend time with one of the kids, another will come and tell you how you never talk to them or play games with them. Oh dear. If you switch curriculum because you think it is better, your kids will take two years to catch up to where they would have been in the old curriculum. Do I care? Not usually but sometimes I might feel squished by the list of things to do.
Definitely do not declare that you are working on the kids basic attitude and improving it. Someone is sure to stop by when you are snapping at a kid or two kids are killing each other in the driveway. If you say you are going to complete a project by Christmas......don't say that. It is best to take one day at a time. One thing at a time works. Hard to remember but it works......if I can remember. So goes my rambling for Tuesday. Now off to decide to get something done but I am not telling you what it is.