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Why's it so hard? - January 8th 2009, 04:36 PM

I've always gotten really great grades up until last year when I started failing EVERYTHING. And it carried on till this year, I guess. The first quarter this year I didn't do to bad, mostly C's. But this quarter I'm back to failing almost everything, and I just feel so terrible. Every day at least one of the teachers has to tell us what big of a sacrafice our parents are making in sending us to a private school. And I know that's true. My mom spends so much money getting me a good education, that half the time she doesn't even have enough money to pay our electricity or cable bill. And it makes me feel so terrible. I wish I could do better. I understand everything. It's easy to me. But it's always something. I'm disorganized, and lately I just haven't cared. Sometimes I break though and do care, but usually I just could care less. I purposely forget stuff in my locker, walk out of school without my books. I wish I wasn't like this...it's not me, never has been. I feel so terrible...I wish I wasn't such a let down, but I don't know what to do anymore...





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Re: Why's it so hard? - January 8th 2009, 04:46 PM

Hi Amanda,

Calm down. You will be fine! Do you use a planner of some sort? Perhaps, using a planner will help you to organize yourself better. And I suggest reorganizing all of your binders, folders, etc. as it will help you clear your mind as to what you are suppose to work on and it boosts your confidence level. Second, have you spoken to any of your teachers? You should really consider doing that as your teachers could help you to organize, go over the material with you, etc.

You are not a let down, at all! The majority of teenagers have felt the exact same way as you. As a high school junior, I feel a tremendous amount of stress to receive good grades, perform well on tests, etc. These kinds of expectations can bear down and burn us out. However, there are ways to relieve school stress. Have you considered doing an activity to clear your mind up before you begin homework? At the end of the day, you just have to keep pushing it, but be willing to accept whatever comes your way. Honestly, you just need to try your hardest, but breathing is key.

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Re: Why's it so hard? - January 8th 2009, 06:30 PM

Hii - well, there is good news! School has little to do with the "aptitude" part of life.

Trust me, it was a rude awakening when I hit about 6th grade (you're in 7th/8th?) because I never had to study a day in my life. It's just about rolling with the changes, I think.

Ask your teachers for some solid tips on how to ace their classes, particularly. Determine if it's the material or your study habits, which I think it will mostly come down to (the study habits, that is).

And try to keep a positive attitude. Parental pressure is really only because they care about you and don't really know what to do themselves! Parents freak out 95% of their lives away on how to "deal with teenagers". I mean, they're genuinely frightened of us! So just don't take what they're saying too personally, if you know what I'm saying.
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