Doom gloom and despondency

When I received the first evaluation of my son, I was a little gloomy. I remember three things distinctly. Firstly, it started off well enough with something like 'he is a good looking happy faced child……' ahhh……but then went downhill at a rapid pace. What followed was a laundry list of deficits. Truth be told, it doesn't matter what euphemisms they use, deficits equates to 'bits to fix.' That was the second bit. The third bit was the value laden phrase 'window of opportunity.' I was left with the distinct impression that in our case, the boat had left the harbour, sunk and was now moldering away as an old abandoned shipwreck, but then some of us are terminal pessimists.   To read more click “here.”

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