Thursday, November 30, 2006

One We Can Relate To

This brief article by columnist Julie Berry of the Metrowest Daily News (Massachusetts) gave me a chuckle, and may helped to remind me that my son really is trying hard to do his best.
" I keep believing that if we could just get him to focus more, to pay better attention, then he'd understand more. The capacity is in there somewhere. If only he'd apply himself ...
I've had to let go of thinking that if only he'd apply himself he'd catch up to his peers. It does him great injustice, because he does apply himself. He works himself raw trying to figure out how to get through a day. He marches through middle school doors each morning even though he can't navigate the social waters swirling around him. "

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