My 8 year old daughter is the same way. Tears, frustrations and arguing were a part of our nightly routine. However, when I really noticed her having problems I talked to my friend that is a teacher. She started spending a day a week with her and when she started doing that her interested picked up and her teacher saw an improvement in her reading. I think it was more fun than reading with Mom and/or Dad. Plus my friend can pick up on things she needs to work on a lot better than I can since she is a teacher. She knows a lot more tricks to try. So if you have another family member or close friend that would be willing to help out, maybe give that a try? I've been told that I'm not alone, that a lot of kids do not learn well with parents, the would rather work with someone else. Hope this helps or at least gives you some ideas.