posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 07:16 PM
earlier school is about finding the area that both your kid is good at, and that he finds if not enjoyable, than at least tolerable..this will help
him later in life when he/she is deciding what career path. Also school is trying to teach your kid how to think.
Granted, how many wives Khan had may not help him in some future investment broker job or whatnot, but it may give him the seed that all stories have
complex histories that should be noted in order to better understand life now and their neighbor. that sort of thing.
Finally, you do your kid an injustice. You don't see the point. Children mirror their parents overall outlook..and is failing classes/doesn't see
the point. What are -you- teaching your child?
Get him excited about some trivial fact. don't ask when you would ever use whatever that is..instead, challenge him and yourself as to what career
path would come across that.
Angles? how about designing satellites, or creating some great video game engine (kids dream about being a vid game developer..he might make the next
skyrim when he is older, and some of the coding may require him to know square roots, angles, etc...make it real for him)
and stop being lazy minded yourself! If you want to connect with him, why not take some college course on anything...do homework at the same time,
etc..chat about teachers, but show your excitment about the course your taking, even the stupid assignments
If you want your son to have the best possible chance at being in a field he is happy with and good at, then you need to change his, and your,
attitude about education. the three R's are great, if you want to be a butter churner in the 1800s