July 26, 2008 11:51am CST
when i was in my student life. my parents especially my mother instilled in us the value of good education. for her getting good education means securing a good future. when you were still studying were you encourage to get good grades by your parents?
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• United States
28 Jan 09
When I was in middle school and highschool I got rewarded for good grades with money. 20 dollars for an A, 10 for a B, etc. This way did not work very well because my grades were not all that good. They never really encouraged me except with money and there would be a punishment if I did bad. Well I ended up dropping out of highschool, maybe it had something to do with them. Now that I am in college however, I study very hard and try to mantain my grades for myself, not for anyone else. I am loving learning and try to get straight A's. It is very rewarding for myself when I do well and wish I had this kind of motivation from myself to get through highschool.
• United States
24 Jan 09
They don't encourage me, I have to encourage myself. I'm getting a bit tired of school so that is getting harder and harder to do. I am almost through, 3 semesters to go! My grades are reflecting it, but I have still not failed anything and I don't ever plan to. My final semester should be incredibly easy, but this one and next Fall are going to be a big challenge. My family just expects me to do my best, and they don't really help. My grandmother says she is proud of me after the grades come in, but the rest just smile and nod. Its a bit frustrating, but I am used to it.
26 Jan 09
I haven't received a failing final mark in my entire school life. Like my parents, I was strict with myself also. You should be proud of your self. My parents were not that very supportive, but they have kept on reminding us that education is important and so is good grades. I think your parents is bringing out the best in you that is why you have concluded that they are not helping you but I think they are.
• Ipswich, England
12 Sep 08
Well i was encouraged as a high school and school pupil, but i had no trouble from them as a student. I, however, have not failed even 1 exam in my 2 years of studency until now and i plan to finish the third and final like this as well.
• United States
26 Jul 08
My mother was a teacher! It was horrible, at the time. Yes, she instilled the importance of good grades and a good education in me and my sister. I couldn't get away with goofing off! I'm glad now that she was so strict about it. I have had a lifelong desire to learn which has really been a huge benefit in my life. Education doesn't always come from school, either. There is so much you can learn outside of school! I taught myself how to design websites and different craftwork. I'm now teaching myself a new language, Spanish, because it seems to be America's second language now that so many Mexicans and Cubans are moving here. There is no end to the amount a person can learn and it almost always leads to a more and more successful life. It just depends on what you do with that knowledge.
27 Jul 08
When I was in college year, it was the time that i realized that good grades is not enough to excel in life. Although, i still aim to have a good grades, i did not depend so much of it. In the end, the knowledge we acquire is useless if we keep it to ourself. To learn and to share is better.