“Your Son Is Smart, But…”
From a very early age, I was acutely aware of my shortcomings. Why? My teachers reminded me of them on a weekly, if not daily, basis. And those frustrated reminders communicated one thing very clearly to my developing mind: My own teachers did not believe in me, so why should I believe in myself?
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2 Comments: “Your Son Is Smart, But…”
This is definitely a great article, particularly for those of us who can relate and something I want to share with a student who has been feeling like this. I would love a follow-up article directed at “those” teachers who need strategies to break the habit of doing those unfortunate things that diminish the self-worth in students with ADD. In other words, I want to be able to provide them strategies instead of just putting them down (just as I hope they will do with our students).
Well said! Thank you so much for sharing your story!