So I guess I just need to vent a little. SS informed us recently that he passed his grade this year and does not need to go to summer school, which is good. He failed the year before and passed via summer school after failing and declining to go to summer school the year before. So that's good that he passed this year without incident. However, DH made the biggest deal out of it when SS told us that he passed and he keeps talking about how cool SS is and praising him nonstop. The kid is a spoiled brat with a bad attitude. He acts like he knows everything, which is clearly debatable. DH had also incentivized his passing the grade by telling him previously that, if he's able to pass the grade without going to summer school, then he would buy him new, expensive shoes (like $150 for a teenager). So not only is SS being treated like a little prince for doing exactly what he was supposed to do in the first place, but now we have to cough up a ton of money for him to have new shoes, which will be difficult. It just makes me so sick that DH makes such a big deal about something like this. I already told DH that we can't keep incentivizing stuff like this because he needs to be passing school regardless, and he agreed that we wouldn't make that offer going forward, it's just so annoying that when these kids do any little thing that any other kid does anyway, and DH just thinks they're all so impressive. I think they're lazy, dumb and entitled brats. Eww.