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Thick as muck

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Kenlee Thu 02-Jan-14 01:08:37

I was asked this question at a party when talking about our DC...

If your child was thick as muck would you have still sent her to private school or bother tutoring her if she was in state school?

I really didnt have an answer for that as I was rather dumbstruck at the question.

After some thought I think I would still send her private.As she maybe a late developer or she was not engaged with her teachers.

If I couldn't afford it I would most likely find tutors that could engage her and get her moving.

If couldn't afford either I would then read books myself and try to engage her...

But I would never give up on her....

I think the main reasons why children fail is because parents give up on their children. It doesn't matter what socio econmic background you are from but if you give up. Your children will do the same....

Although being a helicopter tiger mum is also not very helpful to your child either....

happygardening Thu 09-Jan-14 10:01:02

nib77 culling in the 6th form to ensue your results look good is not the sole preserve for the independent sector nearly all the comps rounds here do it as do our nearest grammar schools.
The league tables are misleading what ever school state or independent they're ranking.

Elibean Thu 09-Jan-14 16:25:56

I'm not keen on 'TAM' applied to anyone, tbh - am with you, Positive.

I remember a question in an entrance paper I took once 'what is intelligence and can it be measured?' and I can categorically state that they weren't looking for black and white answers.

IMHO, academia only considers a narrow band of human aptitude and ability. The ability to process numbers or write well isn't necessarily any 'brighter' than emotional intelligence or the ability to grow successful crops.

But the Brits, historically, worship academic intelligence and fail to appreciate the importance of other equally important varieties sad

ICanTotallyDance Fri 10-Jan-14 03:50:50

positive Yes, you're right, sorry. I don't know if that was aimed at me or the whole thread but it is a bit nasty.

PositiveAttitude Fri 10-Jan-14 07:40:07

Thank you Icantotallydance smile (not aimed just at you, but the whole thread was just after I had posted earlier I assumed people would stop using the phrase)

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