how can i tell my parents that i had a failing mark?

March 29, 2007 4:14am CST
I am a nursing student, and i had this enormous failing grade in anatomy.I did my best but it just didn't work. How can i tell my parents that i failed one of my subjects?
7 responses
@joanna08 (394)
• Philippines
4 Apr 07
if you did your best there is nothing to be afriad about. I mean anatomy is a really hard subject, even my friends who are taking up pre-med says so. If they are understanding parents, they'll accept it. You can always take up summer classes and do your utmost best like before. what im saying is, tell them the truth.. they will not be happy about it but you know, you are there daughter they'll accept it eventually.
• Indonesia
3 Apr 07
Its hard to do.but be honest is the best way I was fdailed in onc e subject and hide it. BUt when my parents knew it, they angrier than when I tell them that I failed (another subject). They said "Face my failure and dont try to hide it" Good luck Ur parents must understand u
@ma_lorena (178)
• Philippines
2 Apr 07
it is the right of your parents to know that you failed the subject. assess yourself. do you think nursing is the one for you? if you want your course you are determined to pass all of your subjects to become a nurse. i am a parent and as a parent im expecting that my daughter/son can comply with all the requirements and pass all the subjects they are taking in. and it is a great happiness for me to know that they can handle all things as a student. if you are decided with your course, then continue but tell your mom and dad about your failing grade. bear the consequences and promise them that you will make it for the second time.
@Xuenylom (84)
• Ethiopia
29 Mar 07
I think you should tell them. I mean, no one is flawless. Every one has had a bad grade in his life. Let him who never failed an exam blame you first!! You can't win all the time... and if you do your best and you still don't succeed, then what? you can't do miracles; you try and you fail, well so be it. No one should blame you because the others would maybe have failed too. maybe not, but it is the way it happened. Life don't stop because of a bad grade. Life is full of ups and downs; this was a down, now you have to work for the ups to come back.
@shooie (4986)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Failing Grade - Making the grade
Just be honest with them and tell them you did your best but you failed anyways. Assure them you want to make the class up and will even work harder at it so that you can pass. We've all had a class here and there that no matter how hard we tried we failed the first time around. One thing about it the second time around we'll know more. So just tell them don't let them here it from someone else.
@ebudae88 (110)
• Philippines
29 Mar 07
Just tell them but politely. Accept whatever they may tell you about it. Who knows your parents might understand you (and I'm sure they will). Try to make a covenant. Tell them if you'll flunk the next time around you will stop, of course that's a joke but that will somehow show how sincere you are :)
@LadyLeene (584)
• United States
29 Mar 07
Unless they are paying for your tuition and deserve to know that you failed this class, I don't see why you should even have to tell them. If you ARE in a situation where they are paying, I would recommend first talking to the people in the Advising office about your grade. Depending on the reason that you failed the class, there may be a possibility that you can appeal it.