I wasn’t a straight A student in school, but stayed on the A/B honor roll with very little effort. Both my brothers struggled (or so I thought) through school. They did well to have a B on their report cards and had mostly Cs and Ds.
My oldest brother, Rodney, and I went together to take the ACT and I was shocked that his score was higher than mine. I realized then it was never that they weren’t capable of doing well – whether they just weren’t motivated or didn’t care – I don’t know, but they were both more than capable of making the grade.
Right now I’m going through the same thing with Briar and Brad. They are both very smart – and can do well when they put forth the effort. I was disappointed with report cards after the first nine weeks. I knew they could do better than the grades they had earned.
I was harder on them the second nine weeks as far as homework and studying habits. Although still not on the A/B honor roll, they both closed the gap a little bit the second nine-weeks by improving their grade at least one letter grade in several different subjects without letting any of the other grades fall.
I’m very proud of what they accomplished and optimistic for the third and fourth nine weeks…
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