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BS: Boasting about my child!

Liz the Squeak 15 Jul 07 - 04:26 AM
John MacKenzie 15 Jul 07 - 04:58 AM
Richard Bridge 15 Jul 07 - 05:06 AM
bfdk 15 Jul 07 - 06:12 AM
alanabit 15 Jul 07 - 06:57 AM
MBSLynne 15 Jul 07 - 07:30 AM
Diva 15 Jul 07 - 08:06 AM
alanabit 15 Jul 07 - 08:40 AM
gnu 15 Jul 07 - 08:42 AM
Sandra in Sydney 15 Jul 07 - 08:47 AM
Mrs.Duck 15 Jul 07 - 08:51 AM
MBSLynne 15 Jul 07 - 09:06 AM
Mo the caller 15 Jul 07 - 10:08 AM
alanabit 15 Jul 07 - 10:11 AM
Liz the Squeak 15 Jul 07 - 10:55 AM
Richard Bridge 15 Jul 07 - 11:49 AM
Peace 15 Jul 07 - 11:54 AM
Nancy King 15 Jul 07 - 12:00 PM
MBSLynne 15 Jul 07 - 01:06 PM
Catherine Jayne 15 Jul 07 - 02:07 PM
jacqui.c 15 Jul 07 - 05:53 PM
GUEST,dianavan 15 Jul 07 - 09:21 PM
MMario 15 Jul 07 - 10:35 PM
TRUBRIT 15 Jul 07 - 10:40 PM
Peace 15 Jul 07 - 10:46 PM
Richard Bridge 15 Jul 07 - 10:47 PM
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Subject: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 04:26 AM

Because I can and because it'll embarass the shit out of her!

Limpit had her SAT results, end of year report and prizegiving at school this week.

The brainy little cowbag scored three lots of 5 on her Literacy, Numeracy and Science. (For the uninitiated and non-parent/teachers amongst us, 5 is good. Very good).

The breakdown through subjects (there's about 12 in all) gave her only one 4 (which is still good) and the rest 5s. She scored 93% on her maths paper - pretty damned good for the offspring of a maths dunce like me (true, I passed my CSE maths with grade 3 and no-one was more surprised than my maths teacher)!

She also got the highest score in the newly formed Latin club - many times she beat the teacher!

For these acheivements she received a certificate and two medals and we're so proud of her!

But the best of all was her school report. It wasn't a fantastic report, she has her moments like all of us and there's a disturbing tendancy towards nerdy shyness and solitude - but the comment from her class teacher made it all worthwhile.

Limpit "is a true English eccentric"...


Apple didn't fall far from THIS tree!

So tell us... How did your little darlings do?

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 04:58 AM

Great news Liz, and you have a right to boast about her too.
Tell her I said well done, and please tidy your bedroom!
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 05:06 AM

Boasting about my child -

lead singer "Torniquet" This band she joined at the age of 14 - about 16 in the recordings on this site.

lead singer - "Basso Loco"   Her current band (now she's 25)

In between, lead singer - "My Sensory Burn" - no surviving recordings

I also have some recordings of her folk singing at the age of 14 "the only singer who light up all the overload lights on my PA" said one sound man; and I think I might be about to receive a DVD from a recent "Sweeps" festival with her doing some more folk stuff probably with the lead guitarist from "Torniquet". If I do I'll see if I can rip them and put them on some storage site or other so that I can link to them....


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: bfdk
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 06:12 AM

Way to go, Hermione - eh - Phoebe :-)

Best wishes,

Your SS Bente


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: alanabit
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 06:57 AM

Good to hear Liz. I too have all the mathematical acumen of a teapot. So it is no surprise that my eleven year old, Merle, has always struggled with that subject. However, she improved a little this year and brought home a four in that subject. The other subjects were all ones and twos. She is affectionate and interested in lots of different things.
My son is another story. About eighteen months ago, he was struggling at school. He had felt humiliated by his class teacher and he was becoming truculent at home and violent towards his sister, whom he would attack almost daily. We went to the school and told his headmistress that he would leave either that class or that school that week. He was given a new teacher, who from day one was very strict with him, but also co-operated closely with the school pyschologist and the Ergo therapy centre. Jonah quickly discovered his liking for figures and arithmetic. He is always top of that.
We moved flat just over a year ago. Now the children have their own rooms. The attacks stopped almost instantly. They still squabble, of course, but the violence has virtually disappeared. Jonah is learning to read and write slowly, but he has made up some ground. He is a sport natural and he is gradually learning to appreciate his own strength better. He is also the best cuddler in Cologne! I am exceedingly proud of both them.


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: MBSLynne
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 07:30 AM

Well done Limpit!

Shady also got all level 5s on her SATs. She didn't get 'eccentric' on hers cos Richard is the one who often gets called that. Her report did say "It's been a pleasure to have such a nice, polite young lady in my class". Makes me feel good! The only comment anywhere in her report that was anything less than glowing was that in two places it said "She has a tendency to chatter too much". Wonder where she gets that from?!?

Have to wait until August to see how my other chold has done in his GCSEs, but I know it will be good.

We must all have done something right!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: Diva
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 08:06 AM

Well done Limpit..'true English eccentric'......what a fab comment


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: alanabit
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 08:40 AM

For sure. Sounds like a fun kid. If you can't be proud of your children... Hope some more stories are on the way.


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: gnu
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 08:42 AM

Well done Limpit!

Richard... quite a voice!


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 08:47 AM

alanabit, you family must have been having a difficult time, it's good to read that a new teacher & a new home have helped your children. My cousin had a really tough time with one bad teacher in his early school years & changed completely the following year with a caring teacher, tho he didn't need therapy as you boy did.

congratulations to all Mudcatter children!

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 08:51 AM

Well since we're blowing kids trumpets I shall mention that Maddie got level 7s for Maths Science and English. This is apparently considered to be above average for a 14 year old. As she is still only 13 they are expecting great things from her next year!! She has also had so many credits they have had to extend the range beyond double platinum!


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: MBSLynne
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 09:06 AM

Well done Maddie!!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: Mo the caller
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 10:08 AM

Your comments about inherited maths problems reminded me of our family failing.
My mother was told "your work looks as if a spider has crawled out of the inkwell, and walked over the page".
I had the same teacher at junior school, but it wasn't just her who complained. Every school report up to A level said the same. "Good work spoilt by poor presentation".
Then all my children's reports said the same thing. One was told, in class "that's a typical Waddington mess".!!

Encouraging.


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: alanabit
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 10:11 AM

Thanks Sandra. The Ergo therapy was because he tended to grasp everything too hard - indeed he tended to use too much force for everything. It made it very difficult for him to write, as he was far too tense. He has been described by the osteopath as having "no body centre". We were told this happens in sudden births. It can also make the child's emotions more extreme. Fortunately, this can be rectified. You just need people around, who are interested in finding the source of the difficulty. We have been lucky. The difference a good teacher can make!
Congratulations to Mrs. Duck's Maddie!


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 10:55 AM

Well, look who's spawned a generation of know-alls!! Tell Shady I'm well impressed and as for Maddy... I'm gobsmacked!!!

alanabit - it's wonderful to hear your children are doing so much better. It's so easy for parents of "normal" (sorry, no other word to hand at present) children to be proud of the big things, we forget that the little things are also big. To improve to a 4 is fantastic. I've seen the work Limpit was bringing home and I had trouble with some of it (I always wear sandals so I can discretely count to 19 on my toes....)!

But for someone to actually take time out and pay attention to your boy is beyond fantastic. It really makes a difference to you, your son, his teacher and his class, you can be justly proud!

One of these days, we'll have to organise a junior Mudgathering...

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 11:49 AM

OK, I'll buy it (or bite) - after "ostrichised" - why "discretely" not "discreetly" - is it one toe at a time sort of thing?


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: Peace
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 11:54 AM

You have every right to boast, Liz. Great news.


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: Nancy King
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 12:00 PM

"A true English eccentric" -- I love it! Congratulations to all!

Nancy


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: MBSLynne
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 01:06 PM

Obviously does these kids good to be brought up in the folk ethos!

Interesting that Shady considers her school friends to be "Just my school friends" while the ones who are her "Best friends" are the ones she only sees a couple of times a year like Maddie. Pity she has only managed to meet Limpit once.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 02:07 PM

Well done Phoebe, Shady and Maddie!!

Love

Khatt x


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: jacqui.c
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 05:53 PM

We have some brilliant up and comings it seems! Well done to all of them and commendations to their parents for obviously putting in the effort to help them achieve these results.

OK, my kids are all grown up and hitting middle age but I'm going to boast about the apple of my eye, my grandson. His first school report came in the other day and, in literacy, numeracy and science he is working 'above the year one national expectations'. He gets a glowing report from his teacher and all As and Bs in each subject for Effort and Progress. In all subjects he is either working at or above the expected level.


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: GUEST,dianavan
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 09:21 PM

Report cards are a topic in themselves.

Numeracy? The term is a bit wierd. Math requires more than an understanding of numbers, but whatever... I think the term was coined to coincide with literacy.

Have any of you rcvd. the odd comment, "minimally meets grade level expectations." or "fully meets grade level expectations?" As far as I'm concerned you either meet the expectation or not. Some may even exceed but "minimally meet"? What does that mean? Whats the difference between "meets" and "fully meets"? Ugh...

This is the kind of mumbo jumbo you get when politicians talk about teacher accountability.

I wish we'd go back to satisfactory or unsatisfactory in the primary grades with separate categories for effort and citizenship which I think are more important than academic standings. It would give more time to teach and require fewer fine lines.

Anyway, congratulations to all the little wiz kids. I hope they make you proud. My kids still make me proud and they are 30+. My baby is the consultant for the green renovation of the U.N. bldg. in N.Y. At this point we're not sure if it will ever happen but, heh, its nice to know she has something to contribute.


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: MMario
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 10:35 PM

I think it says something about this wierd wonderful internet community of ours that I am sitting here bursting with pride over the accomplishments of several children who have "done good" -- and I've only met one of them.


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 10:40 PM

Well - my 'baby (18 years olf and 6'2") is learning disabled (like his mother in some subjects) and absolutely despised school. He pulled himself together wonderfully and managed to graduate high school -- everyone asks what his plans are and we (and he) say -- NONE-- we sent him off on a trip to Europe starting in England with my sister, then to Italy, then Switzerland, then Germany, now Amsterdam (God help us -- 'mum -- thay have pot menus in the coffee shops') then to Denmark and back to England where he has a hundred places he can stay for free...........

WE ARE SO PROUD OF HIM....not even worrying about next steps at this point.


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: Peace
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 10:46 PM

What a beautiful post.


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 10:47 PM

er --"free", not "for free" which is surely an utter solecism.


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: Peace
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 10:51 PM

"utter solecism."

And what's THAT? The adjective is not necessary. Wordiness to no purpose.


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: Sandra in Sydney
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 10:53 PM

mmario, I've never met any of them, but feel the same.

Good on 'em all

sandra


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 10:56 PM

OOps - I, an English major, should (and do) no better......!!!! - he can stay FREE......


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 15 Jul 07 - 11:16 PM

EEEEEEEEEEk - I am an English major (honestly -- summa cum laude ) -- I KNOW better!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: Barry Finn
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 02:35 AM

Well we don't have any geniuses here though they've been surrounded by them in school all they're lives, Christ have we heard about it too. I guess some of it must've rubbed off & we thanked them all cause it must've helped, they both graduated High School with one in college & another accepted & on his way. Well, anyway my daughter she turned out to be a pretty likable kid, she hung out with geeks & the cool kids & never put up with any gossip about or between her buds & walked off if some one pushed her into taking sides, she helped out with the underdogs & made newbies feel welcomed, orginized parties & proms so that eveyone was a king & a queen. She's the life of the party & she tries to share the fun & the brightness with all her chums. On the other hand our LD son had to fight evey fucking day of his life. Some thought he was lazy others said stupid & others still blamed us. He got big & strong & took martial arts & that took care of the bulling issues & his big sister used her pull & bron (she took martial arts too) to help him along his way but he's a loyal & generous friend to a fault & I wish I could say that I had his morals & honesty, turns out that this summer he's had his 1st real job & his work ethic is as sharp as his parents. Yup they're grades weren't great, some times even rotten but I can see that I'm gonna be real proud of my two, they'll both be folks that others will be happy to have as adult friends & they probably won't save the world but they're the kind that'll do their little bit to make the small world they live in a little better for eveyone else around them. The grades, when they're older,,,,,as long as they're happy with their lives I can die a,,,,,,

Barry


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: MBSLynne
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 03:38 AM

Well yes....academic achievement is great but it isn't the only way that our kids can make us proud. Each one has their own strengths and I think the whole point, probably, is that we are proud when they take their own strengths and make the best they can of them. I would be much less than proud if either of my very bright children didn't work and use the brains they have been gifted with and just sat around and expected it all to come to them. That's what I did.

Trubrit, I think you've probably given your child the best education possible. There's nothing like travelling and seeing the world to give you a proper sense of your own place in it.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: Jeanie
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 04:54 AM

Congratulations to everyone on this thread !

Here's news now from another proud mum: My daughter Izzy has been accepted to train at RADA - notoriously difficult to get into - and I'm so delighted for her.

What makes me proudest of all is to have seen her emerge from all kinds of personal struggles to become the happy, hopeful, confident young woman she is today. She's a kind and lovely person who knows that being kind and loving is what counts the most, wherever and whenever. Yay, Izzy !

- jeanie :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 04:59 AM

Richard - spelling.... I got English 'A' level nearly 20 years ago and I'm very, very tired due to a frozen shoulder that keeps me awake. I'm allowed a spelling error occasionally! However... if we're going to be pedantic, discrete means 'separate' and I can only count one toe at a time.

Barry - if personal development was graded the same way as maths and science, Limpit would be further down the list and your children way at the top with all 5s... It's impossible to test a child's personal development except by experiencing life with that child. I'm proud of Limpit for getting all 5s, because as MBSLynne says, it shows she's using her gifts rather than being lazy, but if I had to mark her for consideration, forthrightness and honesty, she'd be just scraping through with a 3, on a good day. We're going to work on that this summer.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: alanabit
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 05:58 AM

Lovely stuff from Barry Finn, Trubrit and Dinavan. It's making my day!


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: alanabit
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 05:59 AM

Forgot to mention Jeanie too. That's smashing news. Did Mum help a little with the preparation?


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: Morticia
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 06:19 AM

Congrats to all our junior catters, what a wonderful bunch! I couldn't be more proud of all of them.

In my experience, bright, funny folk babies turn out like PixieofDoom, which is pretty damn great in my book.


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: kendall
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 07:09 AM

Liz, that's fabulous news. Now you can stop picking on her.

Few things in life are as rewarding as an exceptional child. I was blessed with three of them. As you know, one of them, Becca72 is a mudcatter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 01:19 PM

I think Lynne may be right about the folk scene. It certainly give them the confidence to mix with people of all ages and makes them perhaps more open minded because they are not simply following the latest trend. And Morty if mine turn out like PoD I'd be very happy!


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: MBSLynne
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 01:34 PM

Yes, Pixie has been one of Shady's role models for some time now!

I think another thing the folk scene does for the kids is allow them to mix with all ages on the same level. My kids have friends aged from single digits up to 70s. We don't tend to have much generation gap in the folk scene so the kids learn the proper way how to relate to adults and how to behave when amongst them.

Well done Izzy...that is fantastic, though I'm green with envy because RADA was one of my dreams. Interestingly, it's one of the things Richard has thought of trying for too!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 07:57 PM

Oh dear... Pixie has a lot of living up to her reputation to do... Limpit has named her as an influence in the past!

Perhaps a junior gathering might not be such a good idea....

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 10:25 PM

This is a wonderful thread. Barry, I think our sons have much in common -- some time, if I have the energy and strength - I will recount my son's struggles with being LD from the day we were told by a private specialist that if we didn't get him out of the public school system it was ALL OVER because he was so very LD. So we remortgaged our house and spend his college fund while he was in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade for him to go to a special school for LD kids -- AND NOW HE CAN READ......

He's a good kid -- got a great work ethic -- his father and I love him and his sisters adore him which must say something --- there truly IS more than one way to learn.

But let's not think for a minute the money will go to having small classes where LD kids can learn at their own pace as can gifted kids -- we are all much too busy sending tax dollars to Iraq.......(sorry, couldn't help it).

Who in God's name do 'they' think is going to fix their toilets, build their decks, make their lights work - if we make the ONLY acceptable path to be academic.......

Me - I hope Nick becomes a chef.....I LOVE to eat!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 10:35 PM

MBSLynne - rereading this thread - I realized I had missed your comment about giving our son the gift of travel. It is so funny -- he calls us every few days to report in.....last check in was from Amsterdam at 1.00 am their time and 8 pm our time - we were sitting on the back deck with our older girl and her boyfriend when he called -- he was absolutely stoned and you know -- at 18 in a country where dope and drinking are legal -- that is fine with me......I think he is too well grounded to sink into addiction nor do I believe that marijuana leads automatically to serious drugs (come on, guys -- didn't we all get high whether via MJ or alcohol when we were that age???). He has learnt it would be useful if he could speak a little Spanish or French, he has learned that other places treat late teenagers like adults -- he has learnt that if he leaves his Eurorail pass in the Youth Hostel three miles away, and gets to the station without he that HE -- only him -- has to go back and get it - toting a heavy back pack all the way...........the young man is growing up and we hear it in his voice in every phone call home.....he paid $3.5 (the equivalent) for a coke -- I think that is one hell of a lesson!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: Peace
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 10:39 PM

So often what are refreed to as learning disabilities are really ways for systems to say, "We have not yet found the right way to reach/teach this child."


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: TRUBRIT
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 10:49 PM

Hi Peace -- you are right.....but what you also imply but don't say is ----- is ain't going to happen until we decide that we NEED to find the right way to reach/teach every child.......

Ever looked at the statistics of the number of LD kids in jail, correctional facilities, half way houses etc?????? I remember being told in all seriousness that my son would do better if he were 'difficult" -- one of my daughter's friends threw a chair at a teacher and the result was he got private tuition at home for a semester. But my son knows if he threw a chair at a teacher, I would MURDER all 6'2" of him so he didn't do it......


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: Peace
Date: 16 Jul 07 - 11:09 PM

Here, where I live, severely LD kids--kids who need a one-on-one aide are funded to the tune of about $18,000. A FT aide costs about $22,000, and getting kids that coding is a nightmare of hoops, dances and obstacles. It is all a bad dream. Been there, done that. Got the tears on my t-shirt to prove it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: MBSLynne
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 03:12 AM

There is a similar problem with the very bright kids too. Fortunately schools in England have finally realized that what they call the "Gifted and talented" also have special needs and require extra attention. It used to be a sad fact that a lot of very bright kids also ended up in jails and correctional facilities etc because the education system, geared up for the 'average' child, lost their interest as early as primary school and the kids then started to become disruptive. It often led to kids opting themselves out of the system altogether and never managing to achieve anything.

It was something that worried me as my kids went into primary school so I spent a lot of Richard's primary years at school telling them what I thought they should be doing. I got very well known at school and ended up becoming a school governor! Meanwhile, the 'family of schools' of which ours is part, started a club for the gifted and talented every Friday after school among other activities directed at them. It was too late for Richard who had left by the time it started, though the school had done very well by him anyway. Shady has loved the club (Tiptops) and has had the opportunity to do all sorts of things in science and maths that she wouldn't otherwise have done.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: MBSLynne
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 03:15 AM

Trubrit, I totally agree with your comment about the 'system' thinking that everyone must have an academic education being all wrong. What ALL the kids need is help to find what they CAN do and what it is that will make them happy.

Your son sounds like a lovely boy and I'm sure that with your help he will find that.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: Crystal
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 03:46 AM

Many many congrats to all junior Mudcatters!
Have the summer off and visit festivals/ dance/ sing/ do crazy stuff (like seeing how long you can stand on your head!).


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Subject: RE: BS: Boasting about my child!
From: MBSLynne
Date: 17 Jul 07 - 07:21 AM

One of my little darlings has signed up for an archery course and the other has gone to a kayaking taster session. They're both madly learning songs for Sidmouth, though Shady is devastated because she won't be able to go to LNE as we can't afford tickets

Love Lynne


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