I thought he was going to cry. I haven’t seen too many smiles like that in my life, but I have no doubt that he felt relieved. “All the other teachers have just told how bad my son was.” No parent should feel that way about their child. We talked through some of the areas where his son could use some extra practice, but he’s not dumb or a bad kid.
I get being frustrated with a kid. I get wanting to unload on parents to try and get them on the same page to help their child. That said, no parent wants to go to conferences if they just get beat up the whole time. It made me feel good to be the exception. It felt good to be the one believing in a kid that others didn’t.
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