When Charles’ depression moved in, his self-esteem moved out

charles aubrey rogers

It was in second grade and I was meeting with Charles’ teacher. The teacher mentioned that my youngest child had a great foundation of self-esteem. He said it would benefit him later in life. He was funny, smart, self-confident although rarely well prepared for class and always slow to get his materials out.

But despite that, his grades were good.

It was around fifth grade that his confidence started to erode and his anxiety started to escalate. The rubber hits the road in fifth grade. A lot is expected of ten years olds and all of the organization required was … Read more...