Banging My Head Against a Brick Wall…Mr Preteen

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As a parent you do your upmost to fill your child/children with:
self-confidence (not to the point of being rude or cocky)
self love, self worth, manners etc everything that they need to have in being able to handle whatever lofe throws at them.

I have had the biggest struggle this year with mr preteen and school. Academicly he is a very bright student yet he fails himself by ‘giving up’ and not bothering to try or apply himself when it suits him. I have an open communication with his teacher of which I’m grateful for as I know it must be hard telling parents about the concerns for the child. I’m not a parent who’s hackles go up and put my rose coloured glasses on, whilst having the mindset my child is perfect. No one is perfect and whats the point of putting your child in bubble wrap?? Everyone makes mistakes and its a part of life that you learn from them and move on.

So as the old saying goes “you can lead a horse to water but you cant make them drink” is 100% accurate. I have done everything possible so far to help my son from taking him to many specialists, therapist’s, tutors etc yet everyone says that he’s bright as just lacks self confidence. I also do extra work with him everyday on all leves such as: academic, emotional, mental, self love and belief etc but still it all comes down to him wanting to help himself.


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