OT: Mind if I brag some on my kid

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   Posted 10/21/2011 8:38 PM (GMT -6)   
While I was at the doctor today my wife went to my 6 year old sons first quarter parent teacher conference with his kindergarten teacher.

The report she got and then relayed to me was outstanding. My kid is exceeding expectations in Math, Reading and Art and is almost exceeding them in Music and physical education.

The teacher went on to say that my kid is one of the most popular kids in class and had made friends with every single kid in his class. She also said that he is one of the brightest, helpful and best behaved kids she has this year which is saying a lot since she thinks this is one of the best classes she has ever had.

His teacher also told us she almost teared up last week when my kid went up to her and thanked her for being his teacher and that he thought she was a great teacher. She said in 15 years of teaching kindergarten kids she has never had a student do that. He did this all on his own.

I was expecting a good report knowing how my kid is with other kids, in a group and how much he has excelled this year in academics based on what he shows us at home, but I was not expecting it to be this good.

Needless to say I am one very proud Daddy.

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   Posted 10/21/2011 9:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Your pride is justified, Jim, what a great story
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   Posted 10/21/2011 10:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go Jim ,you and your wife should be proud!Seems you son is not only smart but also understanding and caring ,some say kids raised in homes around disable or ill people tend to be more compasionate,caring people.Also spending time with kids and encouragement goes a longway.Glad he is doing so well !you have every right to be a proud dad! great going!!!take care from Michele

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   Posted 10/22/2011 1:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh Jim ...I read your post and all I can say Is you should yell it to the heavens. You have a wonderful son. Congratulations.

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   Posted 10/22/2011 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Way to go...great kids you have there Jim...Congrats...
you did good and thanks for posting this...
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   Posted 10/22/2011 6:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I didn't think anyone would mind me posting a feel good story. We all need them from time to time.

I don't push my kid to get good grades in anything. I just push, or maybe strongly encourage is a better term, him to do his best in what ever he does and as long as he does that then he is a straight "A" kid in my book regardless of what the report card may show.

He is a very bright kid though who loves learning new things. He also has a natural perseverance about him that keeps him trying to master whatever task he is engaged in. Many times I have more of a fight on my hands getting him to take a break from things when he starts getting frustrated than getting him to try harder.

Really, the only thing that really worries me about this boy is that he is already a girl magnet, and has been since he was a newborn. He has this super sweet, quiet shyness about him that girls, regardless of their age, pick up on and are drawn to. He already is starting to realize it some so I have the challenge of "teaching" him how to "use" his power for good...LOL.
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