Your daughter will find something she’s not good at, eventually, and it will break her heart. And that will be bad. But that will also be her opportunity to discover that she can learn how to be good enough at it to take pleasure from it, even if she’ll never be the best.
Yes! This is what I keep saying. And honestly, I can’t wait. She tried music-brilliant. Sport. Brilliant. Academics. Brilliant.
I’m waiting. I know it will come.
I was like you in school- graduated with only one B (6?) and it was in, ironically, SWIMMING lol. Got to university and failed a class my second year and the sky didn’t fall. It was such a relief. I had been “the perfect child” in an alcoholic household. I knew if I ever let up on that everything would fall apart.
Such ridiculous expectations to have of oneself. More than we would ever expect out of others.