I'm Breaking DownSchoolI'm Breaking Down<div class="ExternalClass8EF5BA410A4D4B038D4D1E23F50A3EC4"><p style="font-family:georgia;font-size:16px;">​I'<span>m stressed to the point where I have mental breakdowns nightly. I'm currently taking 4 AP classes. I'm a high school junior. I have a month left to raise my grades. I have straight B's right now the pressure I face from my parents, my peers and mostly myself is completly overwhelming. My parents work so hard for me. My dad drives me 40 minutes to school every single day just so I can get a better education. By not getting into a top college I will let them down and all their hard work will go to waste. All my hard work, I spent my entire childhood and teen years sitting on an uncomfortable chair studying and I still can't get straight As. My teacher hates me to the point where she is deliberately trying to fail me. I don't know why I spend so much time and effort for her class. I feel like the world is pitted against me. If I don't get at least 4 of my Bs to As I really don't know what's the point anymore. Bad college = bad job = no money= no fun = no happiness. Its simple. I'm breaking down.  </span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:georgia;font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:georgia;font-size:16px;"> </span></div><div class="ExternalClass4BF35E87BDEA494BB4D9CC0494357DB6"><div><div class="ExternalClass8EF5BA410A4D4B038D4D1E23F50A3EC4"><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>School can be very stressful and overwhelming, especially when you feel like you need to keep up with the expectations of getting A’s.  </span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>Recognizing that your parents are doing everything to support you in getting a good education can be overwhelming for all students, keep in mind that you are not alone.  Parents expect the best from their children.  Your parents feel responsible to give you the best education.  They are also there to give you support, and help you through the difficult times.  It's important to communicate with your parents about your thoughts so that they can understand your feelings and are aware of your efforts.  </span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>Focusing on one thing at a time will help balance your thoughts and will help your overwhelming stressors too.  Talk to a trusted adult that can help you express your feelings to your parents, such as a school counselor, a relative, or a friend.  Tell them what situation is and that you are trying your best and will keep trying your best.  Be honest about the challenges you are facing and take responsibility if there have been times when you did not study as you should have.  An open coversation can help a lot.  Please try to talk to your parents soon.</span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;">We will be here for you if you need us.</p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>We look forward to hearing back from you again.</span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"> </span><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:tahoma;font-size:16px;"><span>Nicole, Counselor</span></p> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span> <span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:georgia;font-size:16px;"> </span><span style="font-family:georgia;font-size:16px;"> </span></div></div> </div>16

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