I have three kids. One or two could be seen as advanced. One or two could be seen as average. I find nothing wrong with average. I embrace average. Nightly. Average is...normal. But folks don't necessarily see it that way. I can't take credit for any of my kids being above average. I can't take credit -- what you might call "blame" -- for any of my kids being average.
Is there a difference?
I say that one or two of my kids is in "general population" at school. You know, average. I get that the term could be seen as derogatory by those of you who aspire to only have above average kids. Go ahead, take offense, but know that you suck. You do know that, right? If there are no average kids or below average kids, then your bright shining star of a kid is nothing special. Just a kid. An average kid.
I'm not sure where I'm going with this. But I'm going. Right now? I'm going to embrace one or two average kids mixed in with the general population.
And you? You can do whatever helps you sleep at night.