It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by die_another_day
We'll here are my grades
1st 9weeks /2nd 9weeks /Midterm Exam /Semester
IB Precalc/ A A A A
IB French II/ A B+ B+ A
AP Stat/ A A B A
AP Euro Hist./ A A A A
IB Chem./ A A A A
AP English/ A A B+ A
WHY am I telling you this? We'll lets see, my parents just got pissed because I have 3 B's in my semester exams which does not matter as colleges only look at my semester grade, Im in my sophomore year, and school isn't easy, however they cannot understand how hard I am trying to acheive as high as I can. Those classes are not easy in my point of view, but all my parents say is that "You're Chinese, you need to do 10 times as better as Americans, US Schools are easy, so why the hell did you get B's? From now on you cannot play video games anymore."
I AM SICK AND TIRED OF THIS #, SERIOUSLY.
By the way, they accused me of giving it late to them because they think that I will be too afraid to show them my grades.
[edit on 1/30/2008 by die_another_day]
Originally posted by Zenskeptical
This has nothing to do with a conspiracy. Next time atleast give it some spin, if you will.
Originally posted by Valhall
From a Mom:
1. First and foremost, do not let this get "inside you". You have to decide that what you are doing and who you are is far above what can be said or done to you...even when it is your parents. (And believe me, I know what it feels like to have your parents not see the person you are.) SO...first task is - next semester (or any interim report cards between then) you hand that report to them with your head held high and then you turn on that defense mechanism that we all have that stops the flow of information from your ears to your heart. Just shut it off.
You're doing awesome girlfriend...and remember that. You will be what you want to be. You will enjoy life and you will find a career you will excell at and love. So this distractive business with the discrepancy between who you are and what bar your parents' have set - it's a temporary, ineffectual irritation. Treat it as such (but continue to show them their respect).