A girl with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) cried because she felt she had "let everyone down" when she received straight Ds on her school report for the second year in a row, but her dad found a great way to cheer her up.
Shane Jackson, from Tasmania, Australia, hated to see his nine-year-old daughter Sophie upset, so he made her a new report card that highlighted all the things she is good at, including: being funny, loving dogs and, of course, being the best daughter ever.
Sophie was diagnosed with ASD at the age of three. She is now in mainstream education and has being having after-school tutoring three days a week, after getting straight Ds in her report last year.
"She has been working so hard, and we have seen some great out of school improvements. So we [Shane and his wife Fiona] and Sophie were really positive that there may have been some improvements," Shane told HuffPost.
"Then Sophie received the report, and she was just so disappointed — because she had tried so hard and honestly thought that she may be at a higher level than last year. From our perspective, we know she had tried hard and were very comfortable with her effort, whatever the report said.
"That's when I thought I'd give a report of all the things that make Sophie unique and makes her, her. She loved it and has been so upbeat since I gave it to her; it has the effect I wanted."