I am not the most patient person in the world, especially when it comes to explaining or teaching anything.
This is a gift I inherited from my father.
As soon as my kids learned to read, they were pretty much on their own if they wanted to learn something new. This has saved us a lot of tears over the years.
But The Little One wanted to finish a latch hook rug her sister started, and the only way she could learn was if I showed her.
But we took it step by step, I took a lot of deep breaths, and she got it, and neither of us ended up in tears.