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Different Children = Different Abilities

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For those with more than one child, here is an article worth reading – particularly if you wonder why one seems to be a great achiever and the other less so.

http://parenting.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/05/one-sibling-works-for-bs-one-gets-easy-as/?smid=fb-share&_r=0

The article reminds us that like educators, parents must appreciate and meet each child where they are while setting high standards for all to achieve.  Rather than making comparisons, appreciation of what each child contributes to the world is necessary.

My favourite quote from the article reads:

“Grades, after all, are not the endgame of education. Learning, and the development of life skills such as grit and self-determination, are.”

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Author: nremondi

Like many of my students, I am a Third Culture Kid - well, a Third Culture Big Kid. In my adult life, I have lived and worked as an middle school educator in Japan, Hong Kong, Jordan, England and the United Arab Emirates. In 2009, I returned to Hong Kong to take my first post as a middle school counselor where I have truly found my niche. My days are filled with opportunities to connect with students, colleagues and parents. I absolutely love my job. When not connecting with the school community, I enjoy all this great city has to offer - from its hiking trails and beaches to the crowded markets of Kowloon and the cosmopolitan chic of Central. My passions include travel, photography, service work, food, cinema, literature and the arts.

One thought on “Different Children = Different Abilities

  1. Thanks Nancy. A great read

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