Friday, September 10, 2010

Don't Worry, They All Get Toilet Trained

That was the line a friend told me the instructor used in a class his wife made him take when his young son refused to give up his diapers. And, the teacher was correct. The dad is proud to say his son, now a 28 is no longer wearing diapers.

Dad has a lot more reasons to be proud of this boy. The whole training story was brought up because son had been a student of mine in a remedial math class many years ago. It took lots of phone calls home and charity on my part to get him through the course. Son always talked about his desire to be an aeronautical engineer and although I never said anything negative to him, I never thought it was possible.

I am happy to say I was wrong. Son was just a late bloomer. It took him quite a while to grow into his brain, but grow he did. The instructor was right, in more ways than he knew.


ChiTown Girl said...

Don't you just love happy endings like these?

Come on over to my place, you have an award waiting for you. :)

Pissedoffteacher said...

Thanks for the award, I'm flattered but I think I share enough about myself already.

Anonymous said...

This is what those ed deformers don't understand. Every child has a different rate of learning. This is why progress is not the same as testing.