I’m not laughing at you, but I have to laugh at the irony of parenting.
I curse myself for being too easy on my son and feel like we failed as parents for a completely different reason.
After seeing his early aptitude scores, we thought it was reasonable to tell him that he could only get A’s and B’s if he wanted to be free to play video games.
Boy, did we get conned.
When I found out that my son tutored the class valedictorian in AP Calculus, aced every test, got a 5 on the AP test, and then got a B in the class because he didn’t do any homework until the last week of school (and only did it because the teacher was going to fail him for not completing his class assignments), I questioned my parenting decisions just as much you question yours.
It’s not like he’s doing poorly as an adult. He’s a wonderful person, but I feel like he’s barely scratched the surface of his potential.