Even though I set high expectations for my kids, I don’t conceal from them that I’ve fallen short of my own standards for them.
The other day my son asked how I did when I was in school and I admitted to him that I had to go to summer school to avoid failing 6th and 7th grades. My senior year? I failed that one too. I not only retook my 12th grade year but barely passed it the second time around, finishing nearly last in my class of 1988. (more…)