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Although he was achieving good results, he wasn't reaching his full potential because his love for learning had been destroyed & hence his grades were steadily declining.

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Completely failed by the system, he hated school, was always tired & homework time was a major frustration for both of us. He was severely frustrated & quickly heading to become yet another ADHD statistic.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Sasol Techno X

Today I really ventured out very far out of my comfy zone take the boys to Sasolburg for the Science & Technology Expo together with Lorraine & her 2 sons, Gerhard & Keanan.
We saw a huge variety of exhibitions, from energy to science experiments. The boys especially enjoyed the SAPS crime scene… here they learnt the importance of not disturbing evidence. They learnt about gathering of DNA, fingerprints, footprints etc. and how the police go about connecting the evidence to finding the perpetrator of the crime. It’s absolutely amazing how wide the fields of science are and how important Mathematics is to just about all jobs available.
After about 2 and half hours roaming around viewing and fiddling, the boys were finally exhausted and since we were all suffering from information overload, we decided to head back to Johannesburg. They spent a few more hours visiting with Gerrit & Keanan wherafter we finally headed back home so Jesse could get started on his schoolwork for the day.
Upon our arrival home, we discovered I’d driven over a screw & my right rear tyre was rapidly deflating. Jesse figured after seeing tyres being changed on TV thousands of times before he should be able to change the tyre.  What he didn’t consider, however was the tightness of the bolts. Ultimately we also learnt that changing a tyre is not rocket science provided one has enough muscle power to loosen the bolts. After about an hour’s struggle the boys gave it up and waited for Dad to get home to help loosen them. Once loosened Jesse was able to complete the job. I’m just very happy that we got the flat tyre at home and not along the road somewhere…