MY grades and parents

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by MonkeyZero, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Hey there
    I need help

    Well I am getting my report card in the mail tomorrow.
    Well, I have straight a's and a c-.
    Now my parents get mad if I have a b, so they will be in FURY tomorrow.
    However, this is an IB class, which is a SUPER SUPER high academic class.
    No one has anything higher than a b in that class. Its that difficult
    Is there anything I can do besides say ill raise my grade up to them?
    Oh yeah-expect not to see me online for a bit. They will ground me, and take my phone, computer privileges, my video games, I wont be able to leave the house to go hang out with friends, all that stuff. This sucks

    on the bright side-
    I got a soprano solo that I really wanted in choir...

  2. PlymouthRocker

    PlymouthRocker Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2009
    Plymouth County MA
    Did you do your best in the class? You can't do better than that!
  3. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Yes I tried to do my best. Its very difficult, but the teacher says it gets easier, and not to freak out since its a quarter grade, not a semester grade...
    But my parents---they wont understand
    Schooling was very expensive when they grew up, and they only want the best for me. I know they have good intentions, but its killing me...
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2009
  4. key west chick

    key west chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 31, 2008
    Gainesville, GA
    Sorry. I hate when parents put so much pressure on kids. My 14 year old DS is very smart. He was almost in some IP classes this year but he's just in honors. (9th grade taking 10th grade honors classes. Your parents should be proud of you. My son tries his hardest. I see how hard some of his classes are. Thats all I can ask of him is to try. I had a BF in high school who's parents were like yours. They MADE him play football and baseball, plus keep an A average in honors classes. He was miserable.
  5. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    I am mad at myself too. I got all A's and 1 B+. I was really wanting an A but I got a 51.3 F on our Unit 1 test at the end of the quater. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2009
  6. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    All parents want THE very best for their children and expect their best in return. With you being an only child it all falls on your shoulders to be THE best you can be in ALL things. My parents never wanted anything out of us but our best, whether it was our best or not. Now I am a parent with an only child and we make sure that she has the very best of everything but we also expect the best from her. Since you are a good student anyway try to sit down with them and tell them it's a difficult class and that event the teacher says it will get easier. If they scream they scream, but at least you tried your best and you know it.
  7. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    A b+ is sooo much better than a c-. Lucky
  8. Nupine

    Nupine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2007
    Wow, if you tried your best, then that is all you can do. I am really smart, but I am terrible at math. I do an online public school, and I got a 69 in 8th grade math, plus I didn't have the course finished until liek 2 months after I was supposed to. My parents weren't happy, but they didn't kill me over it. Try to have a quiet, calm talk with them and expalin to them that you tried your best, you didn't actually fail the class. I really hate when parents pressure kids like that, in anything. I see it all the time in the horse show world, where parents want the kids to win more than the kids do. The parents are screaming at them and the kids are crying. It is terrible.
  9. twister

    twister Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2009
    Your best is your best. I am sorry that the class is so difficult. You must take the initiative and ask for more assistance when you feel your grades are dropping or feel a bit ambiguous about a topic (your responsibility). It is likely the teacher did not know that you are having such a hard time. Speaking from a teacher's point of view, it is "our responsibility" to make sure that everyone is comprehending subject matter. It appears there was a gap somewhere along the line and you must speak up or reach out to the one that can help you the most...the teacher.

    Maybe your parents will not be as mad as you think.... they will surely understand the difficulty of the coursework. Heads up... you will appreciate this one day, trust me.
  10. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
    It sounds like you are a smart kid, and your parents see big potential in you. Good for them for encouraging and helping you to stretch and achieve high goals!
    When you show them the report card, warn them ahead of time that there is a grade that isn't up to your usual standards. Tell them that no one has gotten better than a B.
    If you feel you can turn that C into a B, tell them that too.

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