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Post by yoshmaster5 » Fri Mar 05, 2004 8:47 pm

They took away my gameboy because my Progress Report, I had a C+ in LA. so, they take both away.

I raised it 9%, and they tell me if I have that "bad" of grades again, they will take my gameboys away for 3-6 MONTHS.

Honestly... my parents are fucked up.
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Post by jupiter23 » Fri Mar 05, 2004 9:06 pm

I knew someone whose dad was like that. One day in Junior High, we had gotten Interim Reports (same as progress reports). We were waiting on our bus at the end of the day, and she was crying. Because I was friends with her, I was concerned about why she was crying, so I asked her. She said because she had gotten one B, and her dad was going to punish her for it. I almost didn't belive her, and then she came back to school the next day telling me her dad had grounded her.

This was the most extreme story I have ever heard.

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Post by Starscream » Fri Mar 05, 2004 9:17 pm

You think that's bad? I graduated 4th in my class in grade school (out of around 60ish), and I was grounded for the weekend.
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Post by Tiff » Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:26 pm

Okay...being grounded for a B+ or coming in 4th in your class (which isp retty damn good) is ridiculous. Getting your gameboy taken away for getting a C+ is a little less extreme. Obviously they think your game playing is causing a distraction with your grades. Maybe they're right. You'll live without the gameboy, I'm sure. I'm not saying I agree, but I'm simply trying to see their side.

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Post by yoshmaster5 » Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:55 pm

Tiff wrote:Okay...being grounded for a B+ or coming in 4th in your class (which isp retty damn good) is ridiculous. Getting your gameboy taken away for getting a C+ is a little less extreme. Obviously they think your game playing is causing a distraction with your grades. Maybe they're right. You'll live without the gameboy, I'm sure. I'm not saying I agree, but I'm simply trying to see their side.
It's just nuts, I can live without my game boy.

It's just that they will take them away for 3-6 MONTHS if I get another C+
I'll just never be good enough for them, neither will my sister... when parents are like this I hate it.
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Post by Akarui Kibuno » Sat Mar 06, 2004 7:01 am

I say telling you to stop playing for a bit would have been enough.

But as Tiff say, they probably say this for a reason: I remember, when I was passing my equivalent of your A levels, I was playing with Zelda with my Gameboy instead of working on my lessons, and I still got them, but just just at average (10,05 out of 20).

Though the duration might be a tidbit too long considering the context, sometimes, one has to understand that parents can have good reasons.

Though I'm saying this not know the whole thing, so it might be a little detail in a complete worse situation. But if you think your parents do too much, you have to make them understand by yourself that a C+ will not ruin your life. Ask your teachers if they believe in you: mine always have, and my mother was fine with that. Because she knew they would help me.

Though I sure as heck don't know what a C+ equals on our marking system ( which is out of 20, meaning if you get a 10, you're right on average and it's the minimum).
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Post by MonkeyDLuffy » Sat Mar 06, 2004 12:23 pm

3-6 months is bad, but you still have time to work on bringing up your grade for the next report card. If you are doing well in other classes, just focus on this one.

Your parents are probably just saying they are taking it away again to motivate you to raise your grade.

I seem to at least get 1 C for each report card (maybe not this quarter, yay) but my other higher grades make up for it. I never got punished for a C, unless I got 2 or 3, or a D or F.

I would say it isn't extreme at all, and parents have to do something to make you want to raise your grade. They're devious like that >_>
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Post by Celexa » Sat Mar 06, 2004 2:04 pm

One time I got a B in science and my mom went crazy. She threatened to give me only an hour on the computer, so I have a few tips to help you stay out of trouble.

- Tell your parents you think they're being a bit unfair. Listen to them, and add in your opinions. Try not to make dumb excuses, just explain that the Gameboy doesn't take away from your school work, and if you got high grades in your other classes, point that out.

- Are you better at math? My mom went to philosophy classes, and people are either "Right brained"or "Left brained". Right brained people are much better at language arts, poetry, music, etc. Left brained people are better at math, logic, numbers, etc. If your strong point is math, explain it to your parents.

- Do your homework first. Before you do any free time, do your homework, and spend an hour studying. Study for tests, etc, and let your parents know of your new scedule. Let them KNOW you're making an effort to change.

- Next time you get an A in ANYTHING (Assignment, project, quiz, test) show it to them. Go over it.

- Next time you get a low grade in anything, still show it to them. Explain what you got wrong and ask for help. They'll appreciate you're making an effort, and who knows, they might soften up a bit. Even if you think you know it, you might not.

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Post by DurgaRea » Sat Mar 06, 2004 11:08 pm

Parents do seem to lose their minds when it comes to school.

I remember in Elementary and Middle school whenever my grades would suffer I would not be permitted to watch ANY TV or play video games during the week.

However, I found it I was struggling with a subject I would let them know beforehand before any grades were handed back, so at least they knew I was trying my best but just struggling. Usually a heads up softens the blow when bringing home "unsatisfactory" reports. Helped me when I busted my ass but only got a C in chemistry when I was a sophmore in high school.
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Post by jupiter23 » Mon Mar 08, 2004 1:39 pm

My own parents never freaked out over C's or B's. My mom would start limiting TV time if I ever dropped to a D, though, and cut it out for at least a week if I brought home an F. She never went to any extremes like that, though. That is why I thought it strange for someone else's parents to act like that over their kid's grades.

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Post by Anthy » Mon Mar 08, 2004 7:59 pm

My dad never does that kind of thing. If I got a D in my honors English class he would sigh and say, "Get your lazy ass in gear before I rip out your cable modem." He wouldn't do it, though. ^^

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Post by ValleyGirl » Mon Mar 08, 2004 8:41 pm

My friend is grounded from everything until the school year is over just because she got two F's on her report card!!

Once I was grounded for a week, when I was in elementary school, because I got a B+ in spelling class!!!!!! >_<
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Post by Akarui Kibuno » Tue Mar 09, 2004 6:51 am

Okay so now, if I tell you I'm market on a "numeral" basis, meaning it's out of 20, and a 20/20 equals a A+ and that average is 10/20... in your opinion, what would be a B+ ?

o.O;;;;;;

My mother would be happy if I got more than 10 in Trade and in Economics. Dammit, only time I get more than 15 is in English lessons XD but I wouldn't be grounded.

Damn, I wonder how parents can have their child grounded for a B+. I'm starting to understand and it scares me: B+ is more than decent, in my opinion. My mom would praise me if I had that in all classes o.O;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
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Post by Tiff » Tue Mar 09, 2004 10:34 am

Akarui Kibuno wrote:Okay so now, if I tell you I'm market on a "numeral" basis, meaning it's out of 20, and a 20/20 equals a A+ and that average is 10/20... in your opinion, what would be a B+ ?

o.O;;;;;;
My thinking would be 15/20, becuase if 10 is in the middle, and 20 is the highest, then it would only make sense that the grade between the two is 15.

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Post by Akarui Kibuno » Tue Mar 09, 2004 4:29 pm

Oooooooookay then being grounded for a B+ is definitely more than stupid o.O;;;;;;;
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Post by jupiter23 » Wed Mar 10, 2004 1:27 pm

It is... and thinking on the French grading system, a 10/20 would be about C average here in the States, considering I correctly remember what my French Teacher in High School said. She also pointed out to us that rarely anyone in France ever clears school with a perfect 20/20, though I don't know how true that is.

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Post by ValleyGirl » Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:16 pm

Do all Japanese people get good grades? Several of them go to my school, and their all in the advanced schooling process.
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Post by DurgaRea » Wed Mar 10, 2004 2:38 pm

ValleyGirl wrote:Do all Japanese people get good grades? Several of them go to my school, and their all in the advanced schooling process.
Granted, I am not Asian so if I say something wrong or out of context, my apologies in advance.

However, my best friend throughout high school was Chinese so I am somewhat familiar with their culture.

And what I do know is this, that in many East Asian cultures (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Southeast Asian, etc.), especially if you're middle class, education is extremely important, to a point in some families it is the be-all-end-all. And when it comes to grades many kids have the fear of God put into them by their parents.

So it could be a natural gift or that motivation of fear. Guess it depends on the individual.
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Post by yoshmaster5 » Wed Mar 10, 2004 5:01 pm

DurgaRea wrote:
ValleyGirl wrote:Do all Japanese people get good grades? Several of them go to my school, and their all in the advanced schooling process.
Granted, I am not Asian so if I say something wrong or out of context, my apologies in advance.

However, my best friend throughout high school was Chinese so I am somewhat familiar with their culture.

And what I do know is this, that in many East Asian cultures (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Southeast Asian, etc.), especially if you're middle class, education is extremely important, to a point in some families it is the be-all-end-all. And when it comes to grades many kids have the fear of God put into them by their parents.

So it could be a natural gift or that motivation of fear. Guess it depends on the individual.
Probebly depends on the individual. you could do really well in all but one subject, and you would have a hard time. I don't think that EVERY person gets good grades constatly.
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Post by Akarui Kibuno » Wed Mar 10, 2004 6:15 pm

jupiter23 wrote:She also pointed out to us that rarely anyone in France ever clears school with a perfect 20/20, though I don't know how true that is.
*Nods*

Like, I'm fluent in English, though the most I can get is 18/20, cause I know the language but that's not enough, you have to have the good logic.

Like, I'll show you some levels and grades and you'll see. I'm giving you grades with a post A-Levels diploma though (International Trade)

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English - 12/20 is nice. 15.5/20 (me) is considered as super genius.

Spanish - anything above 12 is considered super genius

International Trade (with management and stuff like that) - you're lucky if you get above 10/20 so getting 11 will put a smile on a teacher's face, and your parents, too)

Economics - 12/20 is good. 15/20 is "How the hell did you do that ???"

"Maths" - (it's not called maths, it's how companies count their benefits and costs and such but I don't know the word) Get a 10 and see what others say.

French - General culture - I used to study that, but it's so dull that getting further than 10 sure is a breakthrough.

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I mean, if your whole average is 13, you're still good. We don't have that obscession of being the best. We are all for "be the one you can be, the one you want to be, make your own choice". Though we have stupid parents too, sometimes. But my mom would have had no success with me if she had been like that, cause I'm too lazy and relaxed to worry about grades, so if I get under 10, I do what I can to improve it... other than that, who cares as long as I get the degree ?

(I surely don't ^^;; )

(sorry for the OT-ness but school means quite a lot to me so everytime I get a chance to speak about it, I open my mouth o.O -*gets whacked by Tiff* )
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