Rocked by the report card

Rocked by the report card: I finally opened one that mortified me! {Heather's Handmade Life}

Four years into being an elementary school parent, it finally happened: I opened a report card that mortified me.

Our son’s report card was packed with WDs (Well Developed) and glowing comments about how he’s “confident” and “compassionate” and “knows what he has to offer the world.” I beamed.

Our daughter’s report card contained almost all DEs (Developing as Expected) which was great … except for a big ol’ ND — “Needs Development.” I gasped.

You might be wondering what happened to grades like A, B, C, D and F. We didn’t have either marking scheme when we were kids. It was either E (Excellent), VG (Very Good), G (Good) or HD (Having Difficulty). I sailed through school with all Es and VGs.

Did my daughter — my flesh and blood — just get the modern-day equivalent of an HD?!

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