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Thumbs down Daddy's little boy - April 15th 2009, 03:20 PM

Umm, I'm new... or, whatever. As the sign next to me likes to blatantly point out...

But uh, I'm having a bit of difficulty at home about my grades and school and everything (as any teenager does). My father has grounded me for my grades, which really doesnt bother me, but I got them up on my own accord whilst juggling a full schedule of Night School. I brought this to his attention, yet I am still grounded and stuck in his powertrip which stresses me out even worse than riding to night school on my bike a good 8 miles (not meaning to allude to any movies) there and back Mon-Thur.

I've tried discussing this with my father, but he just blows me off and acts like the biggest piece of shit walked into the room everytime I come home. I'm a Senior in High School and have so far earned 16 credits this year, not counting 2nd semester, with Night School and correspondence BS.

Hopefully you can see the source of my whiny teenage angst, but give any input if you feel it will help (any will be greatly appreciated). And if you need me to elaborate on anything, go ahead and ask, I'll be checking back occasionally to see responses.

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Re: Daddy's little boy - April 15th 2009, 03:35 PM

I'm going to move this to Friends/Family, since it's more about dealing with your Dad than school in general.

If your schedule is affecting your grades that intensely, you may need to consider cutting back. If you can bring your grades up, your Dad will probably stay off your back. As much you may not like his rules, you're under this roof and to most degrees, what he says goes, even if mean at times. I think he's being a bit silly but you can't force him to understand.
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Re: Daddy's little boy - April 15th 2009, 09:42 PM

Hey Taylor,

That does really sound like a hectic schedule and I can understand how it's negatively affecting your grades.
From what you've said, it sounds like your dad is only looking at the grades and not at the work you've put into them. This happens a lot with parents, and I don't really know any way of changing their outlook. Talking to him about what you've been doing lately, when he's in a calm mood, might be a good idea. Arguing over it wont solve anything for either of you.

One thing I might suggest would be to take a summer school course instead of nightschool, that way you can focus on one thing at a time. If that's not possible, then just try to schedule your time as much as you can and maybe pick up a bus pass so you don't need to bike so far.

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