Thursday, October 18, 2012
The key to success
Last year I considered homeschooling when his grades, for the first time ever, started to mirror his behavior checks. You would too if your kid who gets a 100% on every single test with never studying, starts to get C's on his report card because his homework assignments are all crumbled up in his desk. And he doesn't care. At all.
For the record, Gage and I are not sticklers about getting perfect grades. We are, however, sticklers about our kids working to their full potential. Knowing that your child is not even close is so frustrating.
As I continued to weigh my options last year, something in him started to change. And it had nothing to do with school work.
I love a little boy who loves sports. I love that my son watches Sports Center every morning before school and reads every issue of Sports Illustrated Kids cover to cover.
I also just want to say that I'm not against medication. I believe it is sometimes necessary and does indeed work. I also believe in a God who is bigger than anything and I believe in an enemy so evil that he fills the world with lies.