Grades go both ways

By tomandjerry - 21/05/2009 04:35 - United States

Today, I was scolding my 8 year-old son because he was getting bad grades in school. I told him that he should get straight "A"s like his friend Ceejay. He told me that comparing him to Ceejay was unfair. When I asked why, he said, "Because his dad is actually smart." FML
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There's no need to compare to the other kids in the class. What if the kids parents do everything for him? Tell your child to do what they can do, don't push them to be something more than what they are. YDI. And #2, scolding doesn't necessarily mean hitting.

You don't compare your kids to other kids. It's unfair and incredibly rude to your child. If he's not getting A's, maybe something else is up. Maybe CJ's dad actually helps his kid with his homework? And your kid's 8 years old. They don't even get letter grades yet I don't think. You should be encouraging him.

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chicabonita5683 0

The post says nothing about hitting the child. It says scolding...that doesn't mean hitting. To the poster...YDI. You don't compare one kid to another. They are not the same child. Even if they were twin brothers, you still don't compare. Individuals are exactly that. Just because his friend Ceejay does well, doesn't mean that your son has the same abilities.

There's no need to compare to the other kids in the class. What if the kids parents do everything for him? Tell your child to do what they can do, don't push them to be something more than what they are. YDI. And #2, scolding doesn't necessarily mean hitting.

NEVER compare your child with other children. When I was in elementary, my parents always compared me to my genius cousin. I grew up to resent her up until high school

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chicabonita5683 0

How do you know that the kid's parents didn't spell out the name? That could be the kid's real name.

ArielTheMermaid 17

4 is an idiot. you never considered that could actually be him NAME?

MwahFMLS 6

Awkward Fail. F CeeJays Life.

His name could be spelled 'Ceejay' how do you know? I know a girl whose name is 'Teejay' not TJ

You don't compare your kids to other kids. It's unfair and incredibly rude to your child. If he's not getting A's, maybe something else is up. Maybe CJ's dad actually helps his kid with his homework? And your kid's 8 years old. They don't even get letter grades yet I don't think. You should be encouraging him.

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Maybe you should try being smart for a change.

Maybe you should spend more time helping him study & less time criticizing.

#2 - he said "scolding", not "hitting", learn to read.

YDI for spelling CJ 'Ceejay'. But seriously, this is why you never compare people. Not every one is the same.

Man, a whole bunch of you need to grow up and quit being angry at the world. Regardless, this FML is rather ironic to say the least aha. @Every other comment, how do you know the child's name actually isn't spelled Ceejay? Some people spell it like that.. >.>