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Aibu to be super proud of ds?

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TellMeALittle Fri 05-Jun-15 11:07:34

I know it's not nice to boast, but I really want to sing my ds's praises.

He is in year 9, and doing his Duke of Edinburgh bronze award. When he left primary school, he was disappointed in not passing his 11+ and had very low confidence.

However, since joining the local secondary boys school, he has come on leaps and bounds and his confidence has grown immensely.

As part of his D of E, he has to volunteer in the community, and we struggled to find a place for him to do so.

He ended up volunteering in his old primary school, which my other dc attend, in an after school club aimed at those struggling with Maths and English. It ran for the lead up to the SATS tests for a couple of terms.

My ds assisted the teacher with a couple of pupils who were struggling with Maths. Now ds has really exceeded himself at secondary school in Maths and felt really comfortable supporting these primary pupils with areas they found challenging. He received good feed back from the teacher as he has shown a great deal of patience and even went in for extra hours to help these pupils on a one to one basis.

Sorry for rambling, but when picking up my dc from school yesterday, one of the mother's of the children ds has been helping approached me to ask me to thank my son. As for the first time their child has completed a maths test with great results! And that apparently my ds had a way of explaining things that their child grasped easily.

I'm just so proud of him, as he is quite shy and after seeing a knock to his confidence this has been great for him.

ItsTricky Fri 05-Jun-15 11:08:46

YANBU. Well done young man smile

ToysRLuv Fri 05-Jun-15 11:09:25

Well done! You are rightly proud. smile

NatashaRomanov Fri 05-Jun-15 11:15:51

That's wonderful smile
You're very right to be proud of him.

Trooperslane Fri 05-Jun-15 11:16:44

Absolutely lovely.

Pincushion20 Fri 05-Jun-15 11:18:56

That is wonderful, Tellme!

Ilovenannyplum Fri 05-Jun-15 11:24:03

Your son sounds lovely, you should be very proud of him smile

LittleTurtle Fri 05-Jun-15 11:28:01

So glad his confidence has grown and he is volunteering. You should be proud. Well done!

hotdogsandmustard Fri 05-Jun-15 11:29:25

boast away !

that's lovey , you must be so proud

Cocolepew Fri 05-Jun-15 11:30:15

Good for him, how lovely smile

orangepudding Fri 05-Jun-15 11:30:47

That's lovely, well done to your son!

HereIAm20 Fri 05-Jun-15 11:31:33

That is great. Maybe he has a career as a maths teacher or primary school teacher both of which are crying out for male teachers with golden hellos!

Luckystar82 Fri 05-Jun-15 11:36:33

That's lovely - thanks for sharing!

Cherryblossomsinspring Fri 05-Jun-15 11:47:30

You can always share your pride and happiness with me. I am happy for my friends to 'boast' away about anything because it's always something they are excited about. I hate this chip on shoulder attitude of sneering at people for wanting to chat about their and their family achievements! It takes nothing away from me. Well done to your son. Sounds like he is on track for a bright future.

Icimoi Fri 05-Jun-15 11:48:59

Brilliant! Has it inspired him to go into teaching? He sounds like a natural.

OldBeanbagz Fri 05-Jun-15 11:51:26

Well done to your DS!
You're right to feel proud of him.

SomedayMyPrinceWillCome Fri 05-Jun-15 11:53:51

What a lovely post, I'm all teary eyed after reading that.
Your son sounds like an amazing young man & you have every reason to be very proud

ShaynePunim Fri 05-Jun-15 11:54:02

YANBU. smile

gobbin Fri 05-Jun-15 11:59:50


Rafflesway Fri 05-Jun-15 12:39:54

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LittleMissIntrovert Fri 05-Jun-15 12:40:41

That's wonderful, you have every right to be proud of him smile

spiderlight Fri 05-Jun-15 12:49:34

That's fab - well done that boy!

CocktailQueen Fri 05-Jun-15 12:50:49

That's great to hear. You're quite right to be proud of your lovely boy!

CrabbyTheCrabster Fri 05-Jun-15 12:52:24

That's lovely, and YANBU at all - I'd be bursting with pride too.

Give him a big star!

Degustibusnonestdisputandem Fri 05-Jun-15 12:53:30

Oh that's just lovely smile huge well done to your DS!

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