Posted by Dinah on February 23, 2006, at 8:59:14
In reply to What my T said about me and school, posted by Racer on February 23, 2006, at 2:02:21
Maybe she was afraid you would have some of the same problems I had in school.
I'm not saying you would, just that she might be asking for that reason.
I'm trying soooo hard not to pressure my son to do well, but I think I'm not so good at that. Fortunately he's not the best student in the class, but I may well be passing down the family curse. Well, mine. My husband was just smart and did well. He wasn't obsessed.
I'm afraid I don't know the answer. I have the problem in other aspects of my life as well. If I know I can do something I feel like I should. But nowhere did it manifest itself like it did at school.
I think the closest I've come to thinking of a mantra for myself is remembering that a year or so after I graduated, my grades for seventeen years didn't mean a blasted thing. I just as well have graduated with straight C's for all the difference it made in my life.
Does that help any? :)