By Unproud daddy moment - 19/3/2021 16:00 - United Kingdom

Pride and joy

Today, my wife refuses to admit our 13-year-old son has no chance in hell of getting into college. He never got more than an E or an F on his exams, routinely misspells his own name, can't remember our address and I just watched him spend 10 minutes looking for his lost hat which, by the way, was on his head. FML
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By  mayaklast  |  12

That's really worrying, though. If you haven't, I would get him checked for learning disabilities. Having bad grades or having your head in the clouds is one thing, misspelling your own name and being unable to remember your own address at 13 is another altogether. He's a bit young for senility...
Still, 13 is really young to decide he won't be able to get into college. I was a very mediocre student until high school - at 14 my career counsellor told me I would do well as a flowershop clerk.
I'm a lawyer.
Don't sell your son short and get him help if he needs it!

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  Miss_Whipped  |  43

Sounds to me like a bit of both. What kind of asshole father lets his kid spend 10 minutes looking like an idiot when he has the opportunity to let him know what's going on? Did you just give up on being a dad or what?

By  mayaklast  |  12

That's really worrying, though. If you haven't, I would get him checked for learning disabilities. Having bad grades or having your head in the clouds is one thing, misspelling your own name and being unable to remember your own address at 13 is another altogether. He's a bit young for senility...
Still, 13 is really young to decide he won't be able to get into college. I was a very mediocre student until high school - at 14 my career counsellor told me I would do well as a flowershop clerk.
I'm a lawyer.
Don't sell your son short and get him help if he needs it!

Well with a father like you I can’t imagine him having a healthy space to actually be able to grow. Speak life into your children, the vibe you give off isn’t helpful to anyone. You’d really fix yourself to tell your child that their not smart enough for something? Your wife did right. You don’t have any business telling someone what they are and aren’t capable of. Also, if all of that is going on then get him some help so he has a fighting chance! Don’t just write him off. He’s only 13

By  Tammy Gabb  |  5

Your son deserves a better father

By  J15237  |  25

So instead of getting on a website to talk shit about your son, WHY NOT SEEK SOME FUCKING HELP FOR HIM. This has nothing to do with your fucking life, but your sons.