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I'd like to see what other parents might comment about this. I would think that a possible snag with home schooling is both a relative lack of socializing with other kids, and being beyond immediate parental protection, when having to face the face that one often has to persist even if not all tasks are fun, and that one has to meet goals others set, and can't just tantrum one's way out of it. The other side of the coin to poviding loving and caring and encouragement is that one might at times expect the comforting without the performance to earn it, and feel annoyed when rewards are withheld. Your description suggests this development of an excessive sense of entitlement, rather than understanding the concept of earning and deserving approval, and of failing at a task as a prelude to learning, working harder, and improving. She may not have had the opportunities to learn to deal with frustration, with taking her turn and not being the only center of attention.
It's n ot that you're a failure, at all, but maybe have over-dosed her with some well-meaning aspects of care, and so far under-dosed on some others. A child psych could help you to revise your home-schooling and disciplinary rules and regimen to improve this
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