My little DD (5th grade) is sensitive and creative. She often comes up with really new and different ideas. She has ADD so there are a few other challenges we face. Here’s my question: am I expecting too much if I think teachers could say a few kind words to her to make her feel better about herself if she 1) did an awesome science project about rising sea levels; 2) two really creative and amazing poems she wrote for a class assignment; 3) for really amazing artwork that took her weeks to complete? The best you can hope for is that they give her an A, but it would be nice if someone outside the family could for once tell her, wow you really made an effort, I can tell! Or: this is a really creative and touching poem. Am I expecting too much?!?