Son slacks off on final stretch
Q: Our ninth-grade son always manages to get A’s and B’s on his report card, but just before the report card comes out, his grades take a complete dive. Should we punish him for this or just accept this imperfection?
A: Your son is obviously smart enough to know that if he coasts the last couple of weeks of the grading period, he’s still going to make good grades. He’s like the runner who’s way out in front and knows he’s going to win the race, so he gives less than his “all” on the final stretch.