Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Pulling himself up by his own bootstraps

JM (aged 11) received his 20th detention for lateness and truancy today. Mitigating circumstances include the fact that he sets his own alarm, washes his own clothes, makes his own breakfast and brings himself into school...himself. The fact he turns up should be rewarded, not greeted with a detention!

LX (aged 11) received his umpteenth detention for lateness, likewise. Unfortunately, it turns out he can't tell the time. His mother has pledged to teach him. I'm thinking: if your eleven year old son doesn't tell the time yet, what are the odds you'll teach him now?

Maybe I'm a pessimist.

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