Guadalupe Rodriguez is an eighth-grade student at Westlake Middle School. She wrote the following piece about challenges at home that sometimes distract students from their school work. -Katy
Hi everyone, this is my first time blogging so I hope you all enjoy my writing.
My first blog I chose to write is about family problems and how they affect teens in school. Teachers talk about how bad their students are, but why don’t they look more at the causes? Teens have problems just like adults and it’s harder for us to handle. Some kids have to do so much at home they can’t do their homework. Others have so much on their minds during school it’s impossible for them to think.
Either in class about “Am I going to fail the math exam?” or at home “What will I get yelled at for today and why?”
These type of situations are what can cause low grades in school, although not in all students. Some are just too irresponsible to have good grades in school but for those that are capable and just can’t, people should think of them. Some examples of what causes this pressure are problems like losing a loved one, being mistreated, abused, and taking care of little brothers and sisters. Taking care of a brother or sister can be a lot of work, sometimes simply just not having the freedom to have fun at all.
Some ways to relieve yourself a little is to just sit back and read a book and let your imagination do the rest. This is one way to relax but there is more that people can do. Not all teens take the best ways. Most just relieve themselves without knowing they are drowning themselves with drinking, using drugs, or gang banging. In school it’s hard to keep grades up but not impossible. It takes a lot for someone to handle so much and have good grades at the same time.
My advice is just to leave everything at home, even if it seems difficult. Nothing is unreachable when you put your mind to it and you really want it.