Got the twins' report cards today

@cynthiann (18619)
Jamaica
January 28, 2013 6:45pm CST
I was so happy when I opened them as both of them averaged 92.5% average and 91.5% average. The comments were good showing that they had settled well into their new school and obviously enthusiastic about learning etc. I did not think that they would do so good and just had to let you know. They have been through so much and still there are problems. But feel good that they are settling down with whacky old me even though they miss their Mummy so much still. They have to be encouraged to phone her though as they do not want to do this. So, to make a discussion - how did your kids do atschool last term?
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@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Jan 13
Dearra has a B average and the twins both have a B+ congrats!
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
29 Jan 13
That is fantastic news especially as Dearra is facing her school fears
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@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
29 Jan 13
Her presentation went well yesterday...
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
29 Jan 13
Brilliant. She really is a brave young lady. I love the way she faces her fears and then gets on with the task in hand. But then she has a wonderful Mom
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
1 Feb 13
I am also proud of my kids just like you are. All of them showed good grades. And makes me feel so good every time I would see their report card and know that each term they are able to make their grades higher than the previous one.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
1 Feb 13
I know what you mean as it is a wonderful feeling to know that they are doing well. I am happy for you too
@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
30 Jan 13
I think the credit goes to you cynthi! Even though they're going through a rough time, you're there providing the stability that they most need. My kids are doing fine! My older boy still has some issues with his presentation of schoolwork (content is fine, but sometimes it doesn't look neat), which we're working on. And my 6-year old is currently doing Grade 3 spelling!
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
31 Jan 13
Your boys appar to be brilliant! Thank you for your kind words. I asked the school to email me their report cards so that I could forward them to their mother. She called today and told my ultra sensitive, slightly OCD GS that he failed as he should have got 100%. I am sorry - but I wanted to slap her silly We were amazed that they attained such high scores as they were giving so much trouble that no revision was done with them and I had advised their teacher of this. we decided not to give them any pressure as they were suffering so much.
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
30 Jan 13
I am glad to hear that they are adjusting well to school and that they are doing well in school. My daughter got rave reviews from her teacher on her report card last week. My son however is doing so poorly in a few subjects that I have to have a meeting with his math teacher next week.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
31 Jan 13
I may can helop you. Go to a sitre called the Khan corporation or something like that. This was devised by Bill Gates and it gives free tutorials vis youtibe I believe, on different topics including Math so he can study on his own. With math, if the student doe not understand a concept then he continues to fail. This just may help you. He will be able to work at bhis own pace to catch up. I do hope that this helps him. Congrats to your daughter!
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
29 Jan 13
That is such great news and great averages to have. You are definitely doing something right and must be proud of them. I feel bad that they are not with their mom and don't know the story behind that. However, being a grandma myself, grandmas are the best. I would treat them to something that they like to do to give them more incouragement to continue doing good in school. Its great that they are enthusiastic about learning, that is half of the battle. God Bless!
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
29 Jan 13
Basically, their parents split up nearly a year ago and when she returned to Jamaica she stayed at my home in order to look for a place to live. She was offerfed a fantastic job in US$ that she turned down. She then found Jesus in Miami. Then returned supposedly for a weekend to FLA but the night before told me she was going for good and would come back this summer to collect the twins. she said that she had told the twins but she hadn't and they were devastated when she did not return as promised. They will not be leaving the country though. She can get a good job here as she is highly qualified. The twins miss her so much but she has been spewing hate at their father and now me and they get confused. They only hear god things about their Mom from me though and their Dad does the same as me. They get confused and thus have stopped wanting to talk to her as they do n ot like being told to hate us.The last thing was that if I kiss them they are to get bleach and wipe the spot where they got the kiss on their skin. Really sick stuff.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
29 Jan 13
GOOD FOR THEM, SO happy to hear this. Ryan does real well in school, thank heavens. So far so good. They are very lucky to have u.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
29 Jan 13
Thanks Jo. I have asked the school to email them to me so that I can send them to their mother so that she can see that they have settled down quite well considering.
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
29 Jan 13
Yay for them, good job! My kids do about the same every term. The 1st grader is brilliant and gets perfect grades. My daughter gets good grades, maybe 1 or 2 B's. My 10 yo son gets mostly B's and 1 or 2 A's and the oldest's grades are all over the map. He fails a class or 2, gets mostly C's in the majority of his classes, but might get 1 B or A. This year he's been doing well in social studies but the rest of the classes aren't so good. He's failing science and math.. he already failed math last year so he's repeating that class and failing again. He was failing English but last I knew that's coming back up now.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
29 Jan 13
Your eldest son is a teenager and this alone can cause problems! My boys as teenagers did not do well for a period either. I am sure that he will be okay but has to work at English and Math. The rest are doing so well and I am sure that you are proud of all your children
• Philippines
29 Jan 13
Wow, they both do excellent in school. My 9 years old son is doing good also. But i guess he will do excellent if he is going to focus on his study and stop playing computer games. :0
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
29 Jan 13
The twins play computer games (supervised) but homework is done first and also there has to be a play time like riding their bikes or scooters. Outside activity is encouraged. I am so happy that your son is doing well too
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
29 Jan 13
Sounds like they may be a bit angry at their mom for leaving them and lying to them. Their grades indicate that they are highly intelligent little people and they are probably very aware of and feeling this situation. They are so so lucky to have you and their dad in their lives. You are not "Whacky". You are there for them and I'm sure that in their eyes you are the coolest. You are way cooler than the mom who took off and I am sure they see that now.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
29 Jan 13
Their anger is not so frequent but I am still on the receiving end. They know that when I promise though, I will keep my promise so they are much better behaved. Tough at times still though but I am happy with their progress
@lsjapdoit (652)
• Indonesia
29 Jan 13
I am happy for you and your twins, they seem to be very smart kids. You have done a good job for them, keep up the good work :)
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
29 Jan 13
Thank you very much - I am proud of them as they have been through a rough time with their mother gone
@AmbiePam (49082)
• United States
29 Jan 13
You are doing such a good job with them. I am glad they are doing okay. You are the most stable thing in their lives I would guess. Lucky for them they have you!
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
29 Jan 13
Thank you. I think that I am doing better than I thought
@GardenGerty (99349)
• United States
29 Jan 13
I do not have anyone's report cards, but I am sure they are doing fine. I know the twins miss their mum, but they are probably better off with you. I hope you are better off with them. Little kids can be a lot of work and stress.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
29 Jan 13
I am not denying the stress part but I do have help in the house and this makes things so much easier as I still have the part time job. I do all the rushing around in the morning then rest from 12 to 2pm. I pick them up from school at 3pm so it is working out now that I have a routine. They seem to do better with a regular routine. My GS acted out at school for a few weeks but this has stopped. We are all doing so much better now that they are more cooperative. They are difficult after calls to their Mother. I do insist that they call her even though she teaches them to hate. They are smart kids and are working it out for themselves. |They hear nothing but love and respect from me and my family about their mother. The worst for them is yet to come if she contests the divorce.
@Raine38 (9117)
• United States
29 Jan 13
We don't have kids yet but me and hubby send my younger bro and sis to school. They are both doing fine and sometimes they are even part of the top ten of the class. It's such a very good feeling knowing that your sacrifices are not in vain and that they are valuing the importance of school and studying.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
29 Jan 13
That is a wonderful gesture that you are making as a good education is so important. I do hope that they continue to do well. Mine did well despite their mother leaving them and they had so many anger and behavioural issues but they are doing so much better now.
@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
29 Jan 13
Here, kids are just about to start a new school year next week. My sons are teenagers and I suppose they were doing as well as can be expected. I've always felt that they have the potentials to do better, but I am not one who likes to put too much pressure on my kids grades. I'm happy to hear your twin grandchildren are doing really well at school. It's important to have school as a place for them to enjoy learning and being at, especially with their mom being away it could be a nice distraction for them.
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
29 Jan 13
They have had anger issues as their Mom virtually abandoned them and it has been so hard on them (and me) but seeing these report cards made me think that I wasn't doing too badly with them after all
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