how is school going for those with kids there?
DD got her report card and her average is an 80 :)
DS-had teacher conference and he is doing very well. His teacher said he is seated at the "smart table" and is the smartest child in his class. He got a 100 on his reading test, on an M level. :)
litlmiss_cantbewrong wrote:So you are saying it's bad for parents to be concerned with their own child's education and whether they are learning anything?
So you are saying it's bad for parents to be concerned with their own child's education and whether they are learning anything?
I was about to say "like."
“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” ― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
That's a good point.
The comment made me angry at first. I had to walk away for awhile before I could even address the confusion regarding my post. After a cooling off period, I realized that some people are simply less aware of human psychology, less interested in or empathetic of the experiences of people with unique challenges unless those people are within their own family or those challenges are shared by members of their own family. It is much easier and simpler to attribute things like drug addiction to bad parenting, because it takes us off the hook and allows us to sleep at night without worry that our children may take that path. Of course, it is also why some of the good parents I knew were completely blindsided by their child's addiction. From that standpoint, it makes me very sad that there are still parents who think that it is not something they need to actively prevent as long as they are "good parents". However, if someone is holding onto that belief as a defense mechanism to avoid worry, there is nothing you or I can do to stop them. I am just going to remind myself that it is their crutch and it is not worth me getting upset about it.
<and i'd hate to think there are doctors and teachers out there who lack the patience to work with all kinds of people and families.>
I think there are people in every profession that lack the patience to work with all kinds of people and families.
This doesn't actually do a lot for the gifted kid, other than fill her time.