him/herself? Are they aware of their strengths & weaknesses? I ask because Duckie has fallen into the habit of lumping the kids in her class into either "the school-smart" group or the "not-as-school-smart"group. And, I have a feeling she's lumping herself into the "not-as-smart" group so I asked her if she thought she were smart. She didn't think she was particularly smart and was naming off kids that are "just perfect" as they never have any struggles: good academics and good behavior always. Her perception is off, frankly. She's at the top of her class and has been on yellow once (for talking) this year. She has a minor problem with adding detail to her writing but that is improving quickly as her teacher has focused her on it. She's had some social struggles with the other girls but it doesn't seem to be anything they all aren't experiencing. All A's, doing great in music (viola) and chosen for the district art show. She's in the chorus for the school musical. Her organization is even showing some improvement. She's still a difficult child but has never shown it much in school (thank goodness). Does this sound like low self-esteem or that she's not aware of how well she's doing when compared with her peers? She didn't seem down on herself, just wasn't aware that you could be imperfect and still a great, well-rounded student. Does that make sense?