Just came back from DS school presentation. He came back into his classroom all red face and teary eyed. He'd been crying because he didn't get an award. Poor little mite. We had the 'try your best, proud of you' talk but I'm thinking I might take him out for 'proud of you for trying your best' dinner.
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12-12-2011 13:12 #1
DS got upset he didn't get an award. :(
12-12-2011 13:16 #2Member
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I can completely sympathise. My DD managed to go the whole of this year without a merit certificate at the fortnightly assemblies. I put it down to her being an average student. Her report was great but she obviously didn't do anything that stood out. Found it odd though after last year where she got 8 for the year.
12-12-2011 13:26 #3
Maybe get him a little badge or medal and do a special meal? That way he is rewarded for doing his best and knows that's always enough and you're proud of him
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12-12-2011 13:33 #4
aby- yes, DS got a couple of awards but not an outstanding amount. I also put it down to not being a stand out.
I also noticed that of the 5 kids that got awards today- all 5 of them have parents that drop them off/pick them up from school with regular talks with the teachers and regular assistance in the classroom. About half the kids in the class have parents who regulary pick them up. Coincidence?
Mummykitty- I was thinking of doing just that. Maybe printing out a certificate.
12-12-2011 13:33 #5
Will always remember my mum taking me to the shops after a school sports carnival and buying me a ribbon, I have written next to it in my best 7 year old writing "just for me because I came fourth" lol.
I hope ur ds doesn't think he wasn't worthy of an award. A special dinner and present him with a home made award for being the worlds greatest son should cheer him up.
12-12-2011 13:37 #6
We can't some win something every time. Isn't that how life is?
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12-12-2011 13:38 #7
12-12-2011 13:40 #8
Not everyone can get an award, and if they did it'd be meaningless.
Its hard to watch our kids get upset, but it can also be a good lesson to learn that you don't always get a prize/award. And sometimes you won't get one even when you think you deserved it.
I'd just give him a big hug, reinforce how proud of him you are, and emphasise that's what most important is that he is happy with his work and effort this year. And then go out for an end of school year celebration.
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12-12-2011 13:42 #9Member
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12-12-2011 13:50 #10
OP, it must be hard watching your little fella be upset over this..... I would just keep telling him how proud you are of him and hopefully he will forget how upset he feels.
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