how involved were your parents during high school?

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how involved were your parents during high school and how well did you turn out?

For me my parents did try to get involved but I feel like they didn't do it the right way, so I ended up doing badly but eventually got my shit together and transferred to a better college.

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Sep 14, 2012

I didn't have any parents around during high school. My dad was gone and my mom said hello to me once a week. You got no excuse, kid. Suck it up and own your own failures.

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Sep 14, 2012

Bankerella must be really bored.

Sep 14, 2012

I agree with her to a degree on this point though.

Sep 14, 2012

Involved with what, exactly? I hope you weren't expecting them to change your diapers in high school.

Sep 14, 2012
SirTradesaLot:

Involved with what, exactly? I hope you weren't expecting them to change your diapers in high school.

To be fair to the OP , 14 year olds aren't the best long term planners. And you will pay for a shitty HS GPA.

I know if my grades dropped , my dad would give me hell for it. It's the job of parents to correct easily correctable mistakes

Sep 14, 2012

My parents weren't involved at all during my HS years. As a matter of fact, they weren't "involved" since 3rd or 4th grade. All they would do is yell at me if I got bad grades, which led to my never showing them report cards starting in 5th or 6th grade. I had to get very good at faking signatures and lying to faculty about parent-teacher conferences.

How well did I turn out? Not as well as I could have, I guess. But this is true for everyone - you can't judge "how well" someone "turned out" objectively.

Sep 14, 2012

my parents never hugged me as a child...and look at what i was able to achieve

I eat success for breakfast...with skim milk

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Sep 14, 2012
TonyPerkis:

my parents never hugged me as a child...and look at what i was able to achieve

I heard something similar on the radio today...

http://youtu.be/GszIUgkqWIM

Sep 14, 2012
m56:
TonyPerkis:

my parents never hugged me as a child...and look at what i was able to achieve

I heard something similar on the radio today...

http://youtu.be/GszIUgkqWIM

i dont know how this applies....im absolutely killing it in life...DMX has done nothing

I eat success for breakfast...with skim milk

Sep 14, 2012

In Boarding School kid. They didn't even come to my graduation

Sep 14, 2012

My parents encouraged me to do well in school and helped me out financially in anyway possible. However, since my father dropped out of high school and my mother got her high school degree through taking home ec classes, my parents haven't been able to help me with HW since 3rd grade. In fact, I recently had to give my mom a 3 hour lesson on how to calculate percentages and the concept of a decimal point, because she moved into a management position. I feel sorry for their internal accounting team.

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Sep 14, 2012
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