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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 and when I asked why he said, "Because his dad is actually smart." FML

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On 05/21/2009 at 12:35am - kids - by tomandjerry (man) - United States (California)

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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.

#3 - On 05/21/2009 at 6:08am by TomJones42

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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.

#5 - On 05/21/2009 at 6:12am by redbluegreen

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