And certainly less terrifying.
My folks got a tutor for me when I took algebra in high school. I don’t remember thinking there was anything wrong with me, and if anything, I was the one who found failing grades unacceptable. Mostly I thought then (and still do, tbh) that algebra is stupid/not something I’ll ever need in my life. No doubt one of the reasons I was an English major in college. :-)
Not necessarily. They could address the problem as, “Math has always been one of your better subjects, but it looks like you’re struggling with it now. Do you need extra time to work on homework, a tutor to help you understand it better, or is there something else going on? What can we do to help you?” No blame, no anger, just offers of help and understanding.
Yes, we wouldn’t want kids to think they are anything other than mediocre at best.
I had the opposite problem: I couldn’t wear wind-up watches because my body’s electric field would “kill” them; after a few weeks, they’d just stop working. My mom had the same issue. She solved the by wearing a pendant watch; the layers of clothing protected the watch. I was lucky battery-powered watches came out when I was a young adult; once they arrived on scene, I could wear a watch again. Now of course, I use my phone.
Yes, much better dead than damaged. Much better to spread the disease than eradicate it—how else to thin the herd?
Me, personally, I cannot wait to move back to CA. I only left to take care of my MIL after my FIL died (family first), but I do miss my adopted home state and kids and grandkids. Someday I will be back!
You’re adorable. :-D
Then why the heck do you read “Doonesbury”?! Talk about unclear on the concept—“Doonesbury” has been political from the inception!