My response to the slew of well meaning parents whose Facebook posts read…
My honor student was just accepted at Kick-Ass Smarty-Pants University for advanced brain surgery and intermediate astronaut studies. So proud.
Well, my two oldest trialed (for almost an entire semester) Community College and they may even return some day. And yes, I am so proud.
The message- Don’t let COMPARISON steal your joy.
Celebrate your own accomplishments
My two have come a LONG way, baby.
Perfection is over-rated.
I’m applauding their perseverance in a world full of obstacles.
My chosen vantage point is intended to lend support to parents of the child who constantly struggles, and in no way to devalue the high achievers.
There’s no IEP for life.
Hats off to the special group of parents who are regularly pushed far beyond their limits and who’s trophy case will remain empty… for eternity.
I salute you… as I salute myself.
The Little Engine’s who Could.
*IEP- Individual Education Plan; adaptations made in general curriculum to better accommodate special needs of student found to meet criteria for disability as defined by federal standards.