Beth is still not sure if she is passing chemistry or English. They have tutoring on Tuesday nights at her school but she does math at tutoring which she is not passing either. She does have ten classes and is passing the others. She is really trying to get good grades, but she is struggling.
I got a letter from Maggie’s school. Maggie is not passing math and may not graduate. I went to the college earlier than normal to check on her to see if she was doing homework. She was on a Farmville type game, watching a movie and making something on her loom at the same time. The class that she is failing is the one that she added late. She said that the professor said that he would open up the tests that the class took before she got her signatures so she could take them and the teacher hasn’t done this yet. Maggie can’t pass the class without all of the old assignments opened. She also hasn’t finished her essay for the scholarship that is due this week.
If she doesn’t pass all of her classes she won’t graduate from high school. (she is taking high school and college classes. The college classes will go towards her high school degree and she will have a college transcript when she graduates too) I took away her loom and said that she can’t stay late at school any more. I’m not picking her up late at night so that she can play Farmville and watch movies. I don’t want to be the parent that looks at her e-mail’s all of the time, but I may have to start to see how she is doing in her classes. Maggie is trying too, but she is also struggling.
This has not been an easy year at our house. When Maggie got all of her signatures to straighten out her schedule, we were so happy, now it looks like we are not out of the woods yet. I have started hyperventilating again.
Was your time in high school easy? How did you get through it? How do you wish your parents had helped you?