Things with Beth have not been easy lately. Beth has been spending time with the school administration all too often, and I’m beginning to get a little worried. I’m not sure what we’re supposed to do about it, but I’m hoping that some of the folks that we’ve arranged to speak to in the near future will have some good advice.

You hope that you are doing a good job raising your child, and then they behave below other people’s expectations. Perhaps some of it is normal; after all, no one is perfect (neither parents nor children nor their teachers). For a long time I took it all in stride, or as best I could. Lately though, I feel as if we’ve begun to slip down the slope towards failure. Surely it is not so final as that, but it’s sometimes hard to remember.