When my son was in college, he called me to tell me that he was dropping out of his math class because he did not understand it anymore and was going to fail. He said he would rather have an incomplete than a fail. I said, “How about neither?” and told him I would be there soon. I drove the hour to his dorm room, and by now he was really mad at me for not just accepting his decision.
Finally, he read the passage again and said, “Oh, I think I see what this means.” He said it in a very calm and quiet voice and I was not sure I heard it right. I just stayed quiet and he picked up his notebook and began to work out the problems. He hardly noticed when I said I had to leave because he was so engrossed in the subject. He did pass the course.
– Certified Instructor Emmy Rainwalker