A School Thread

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A School Thread
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Wed, 11-17-2010 - 6:36am

how is school going for those with kids there?

 

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Wed, 11-24-2010 - 10:23am

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. :)

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Mon, 11-22-2010 - 4:12pm

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Mon, 11-22-2010 - 3:29pm
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?


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Mon, 11-22-2010 - 2:55pm

I was about to say "like."

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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Mon, 11-22-2010 - 2:48pm

So you are saying it's bad for parents to be concerned with their own child's education and whether they are learning anything?

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Mon, 11-22-2010 - 2:29pm

That's a good point.

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Mon, 11-22-2010 - 8:43am

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.

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Mon, 11-22-2010 - 8:15am
I am so angry about the "raised wrong" statement that I could scream. My father's family tree is full of alcoholism. Most of them, I think, would be diagnosed with ADHD today. My son has ADHD and an extremely impulsive personalitty. If he makes a series of bad choices, he could end up with an addiction issue. I have tried to educate him about the dangers, tried to warn him that he is genetically susceptible, and I pray over him almost every day. It just frosts me that somebody could attribute addiction problems to not being "raised right." It would be tantamount to me ssaying that somebody got breast cancer because she didn't nurse her babies, because everryone knowss breastfeeding lowers the risk of breast cancer.
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Mon, 11-22-2010 - 8:02am

<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.

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Mon, 11-22-2010 - 7:58am

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This doesn't actually do a lot for the gifted kid, other than fill her time.

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