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Hi alex. So basically I’m 12, and I should be in 6th grade right? Well, I’ll probably be in 5th. Maybe even 4th. I’m dumb. When I was 8 my mom put me in 1rst grade again. I’m just dumb. I don’t even understand the 5th grade questions.

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Hi there, welcome to Ask Alex!
 
Thank you for reaching out to us. It sounds like you’re feeling really down about your school situation, and we’re so sorry to hear that. First, we want to let you know that you’re not dumb. Everyone learns at their own pace, and needing more time to understand something doesn’t define your intelligence or worth.
 
From what you’ve shared, it seems you might be living outside of Ireland, as you mentioned being in 5th grade. Here in Ireland, we have a similar structure but with different grade names. It’s not uncommon for students to be at different levels for various reasons, and it’s ok to be where you are.
 
Our service, Ask Alex, is based in Ireland, and we specialise in offering support services here. Do you have a similar service in your country or state that you can reach out to for support? While our freephone service is available only in Ireland, you can still use our webchat service for emotional support, regardless of where you are.
 
Remember, it’s important to talk to someone you trust about how you’re feeling. But if you can’t talk to somebody you know just yet, you can always call the Childline Team. We’re open 24 hours a day, every day, and you can contact us by Messenger at www.Childline.ie (just click on the purple chat icon).
 
Our service is non-judgmental and confidential. You are never alone. Keep reaching out, and don’t hesitate to use our resources whenever you need them.
 
Take care of yourself,
 
Alex

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