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 Posted: Fri Oct 3rd, 2008 06:51 pm
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Doc when I was teaching I would have to deal with kids and parents who wanted perfect students.  I had a book I would loan to parents at parent conference day about perfection and how to deal with it.  I think at one time I had three copies .  I can't for the life of me remember the title right now but it sure helped alot of parents deal and understand the problem. 

I had a little girl in my class one day that was trying to draw herself.  She had a very detailed dress on that day.  She was trying to get the dress perfect on the paper.  Now I taught first grade gifted children.  I looked at the drawing which was wonderful what she had drawn so far.  I said what do you think I expect ?  Picasso?  You are a child.   I knew the lesson got though to the others in class when I hear later in the year one kid say to another, "You know she doesn't expect Picasso. "  I did that first time have to explain who Picasso was though. 

Susan

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