Sunday, March 17, 2013

I Was a Doubting Mother... and I Regret It!

I told you all the story the other day about how my kids both got accepted into the GATE program (Gifted And Talented Education) and The Girl's struggle with the school she'll be going to next year. What I didn't tell y'all was my struggle when it came to The Ginger's test results.

I wrote this story over at my column at Parent Society. As always, I will start the article off here for you and then let you finish it over there!

I Was a Doubting Mother... And I Regret It!

We mothers are supposed to be supportive of our children, to always think positively about them, and to encourage them to be their best.

I was a mother who fell short of that, and after the initial mom guilt passed, I vowed never to be a doubting mother again.

My Story
I have a daughter who is almost 11 years old and a son who is 8. My daughter is brilliant when it comes to school. She’s been on the honor roll every year so far, always does her homework, is responsible when it comes to school, and tries in every class. When her teacher talked to me about having her tested for the Gifted and Talented program, I honestly was not surprised at all. I gladly signed her permission form and smiled a little more that day.

My son is almost a direct opposite of my daughter. He dislikes school, hates doing homework, used to climb under the table and refuse to do his work while in class, and his grades are average. He has an amazing imagination, so I had just come to accept the fact that he was a free spirit and school would be more of a challenge for him. His teacher sat me down and told me that she wanted to have him tested for the Gifted and Talented program, as well.

As absolutely horrible as it sounds...

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