Ryan took home some tests for a few 2nd grade exams. He didn’t do very well at all. He got some 80s, a 74%, and the lowest was a 54% on a math test.
While I understand everyone has their bad days, what upset me the most was that he showed no interest in wanting to figure out where he went wrong. The minute I brought up the option of re-writing some of them, he went into tears.
I feel like I am in a tough position as well because Ania doesn’t want to make him emotional. She pointed out answers where his response was technically accurate, but it wasn’t what the teachers wanted. She wants me to go easy on Ryan so he doesn’t turn into a perfectionist.
I get that, but common! Ryan NEEDS to understand his responsibility in life is to do well in school. Take pride in your work. And when you fail, let us help you understand how to make it better.
Sometimes I feel like I’m fighting a losing battle trying to keep both of them happy.