Grades Don’t Define You

I am Dream Girl and I am a horrible speller and sometimes a horrible writer, but I love little kids, art, photography, and hope to be a teacher someday. I can do dishes, mow the lawn, make pizza, babysit, and do my homework without complaining (most times).  Kids aren’t stupid! Their grades don’t define them! In our society the person who gets an A+ is the smart person. This is a stereo type that is holding us back.


     Dyslexia and other problems like Dysgraphia are considered scourges of the earth! However some side effects of these problems include artistic ability, engineering skills, entrepreneurial skills, and of course the well-known reading and spelling problems. Kids with these ”scourges” are considered stupid. In a society where reading and spelling are very important Dyslexia is a scourge, but is it. Tom Cruise, Albert Einstein, JF Kennedy, Mozart, Winston Churchill, Kiera Knightly, Walt Disney, Orlando Bloom, these are only a few of the many famous people who have dyslexia. Dyslexia isn’t the only thing that makes it hard for kids to learn. Many times, they just aren’t ready for school, and every lesson feels like spinach being shoved down there throats. (sorry Popeye)


I have been told a few times by kids that they think they are stupid because they get Cs on tests, but they aren’t. You aren’t either.  What really counts in life is Loving God and people, common sense, and being yourself. Now I will give you three examples of people who did bad in high school but turned out just fine.


Walt Disney dropped out of high school at age 16 to serve in the army. He was not allowed to join though because he was too young. He joined the red cross and drove an ambulance covered in cartoons which he later put in his films. He was useful and had life skills and now his company is known everywhere.


My uncle was a C student in high school. When he got out, he went to a community college and got put in remedial classes. Soon after he gave up.  10 Years later he had become motivated to go back to college so he could be an engineer.  He did so well that UT gave him a scholarship for his master’s degree. Now he is about to get his first job fixing broken down bridges.


My mom dropped out of school at the end of 8th grade. She loves to learn but hated school. She loves to read, study nature, and math. I am kind of glad that she didn’t do college because she is always home and can help me with school. She teaches me and my 4 siblings to live life and I am very grateful for her.


Remember that list of a things I can do and like to do that I gave you at the beginning. You have one too, you just need to write it down. You will be surprised at how much you can do, so write it down.

He was so learned he could name a horse in nine languages, so ignorant he bought a cow to ride on. -Benjamin Franklin


P.S. Don’t drop out of school, just don’t let it be the only thing that defines you.

Importance of Common sense

Published by brainchildgalore

I am a children's art teacher, homeschooler, business owner, teenager, older sister, and fallower of Christ. I enjoy art, speech, audio books, good quality words, and well developed characters. Some of my favorite books are Pride and Prejudice, The Outsiders, The Anne Series, Little Woman, The Princess and the Goblin, and Crime and Punishment. My family is homeschooled. We are 8 in number. Dad, Mom, Me, Garfunkel, Lady Z, Lady Cupcakes, Spider Man, and Cutness Baby. We are the Pickles If you can't tell those are fake names to hide our true identity so that admiring fans don't antagonize us. Quote of the month "Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

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