We have to remember that not all things in life come easy. Hard work always pays off in the end. Procrastination and plagiarism aren’t going to get a college student anywhere. We have to keep our goals in mind and strive hard for them. Most college students want to play around and have fun when it comes to school, but where does that get them?
Today, there still lots of influences, even though roadblocks hold me back and make me do bad decision’s. During school it might be boring to do work but at the end we all learn new things. Also, many of us get lectured from our parents about a bad grade or a poor decision, but after middle school or high school the advice pays off to know about. Even though, lots of people know what they did and might be honest with the choice they made and that will help them with avoiding the roadblocks of knowing they were lying to the parent. To avoid the roadblocks is to do the right thing and make the better choice.
I had trouble making friends and I possessed little confidence in myself. I struggled to obtain good grades in order to avoid getting ridiculed by my parents. My father constantly lectured me on what to do to avoid the failure, he, my mom, and my sisters had experienced. Mistakes had already been done for me, therefore; I should not make anymore. In my mind, I understood he only wanted what was best for me, but I was emotionally drained.
People who don’t have failures in their life can not say they have learned from their mistakes to become a better person. Students have failures all the time but true scholar will not get discouraged by their failures but they use them to motivate themselves to get better grades or graduate. Schoolkids who want to be smart and have good grades always push themselves to do the best
It becomes next to impossible to strive to be better when the youth are constantly told they are worthless by people of higher authority and even their own peers. In the novel, Dr. Rios describes a concept He calls “dummy smart”. During his study he noted that there were multiple youth who were doing very well in school, but were labeled as being deviant and dumb by school officials. They purposely acted as if they were uninterested in school, but when called upon they always knew the answer, which shows they are more willing to gain respect from people of higher authority in a more negative way. As the novel progresses Dr. Rios goes on to explain how some of the youth wanted to change, but felt
Wes started to enjoy reading something he wouldn’t of even tryed to enjoy before. “My mother, scensing my apathy towards reading, had bought me the Mitch Albom book Fab Five” (130). Another reason why Joy is a positive influence on Wes is because she wants Wes to try new things, but also stay with what he enjoyed to do. She did everything to help Wes stay on the right path. By teaching him he could still have a good life and experience different things without those things being a bad influence on him.
However when a parent becomes stressed and aggravated about a situation, it teaches their child how to cope with emotions in a similar situation. An article from U.S. News, written by Katie Hurley, explained that stress has a “Trickle-down effect” in families. The article also stated “kids are naturally curious and intuitive. They know when something is amiss and may expend great effort to understand the problem. Kids also tend to internalize that stress and react accordingly,” (Hurley, 3).
He clearly hasn’t developed healthy ways to internalize these emotions and deal with them as it takes the help of a teacher to bring him back down to a stable level, (Virtual, n.d.). This is most likely dealing with the fact that certain parenting techniques were used that developed a tendency to rely too much on others for support rather than finding it internally as some children learn from early on. This could also be a result of the report saying how Will Jr. lacks a large amount of friends and while he is liked by all, he only has a core little group forming (Virtual, n.d.). This could be adding to the anxiety of Will Jr. while in class and doing activities he is unfamiliar with or not particularly “skilled” at. This is also true when he doesn’t get his way indicating a tendency to get his way at home when presenting disruptive
The biggest reason why students cheat in school is because they are pressured by their guardians to do well. Some people think that the reason why students cheat during tests are because they are too lazy to actually do the work and because they think that everyone cheats even celebrities
There are many bad people in this world and I fear that I will not be able to protect my children from getting hurt. I fear that even though I think I am doing a good job as a parent, I am not. There are so many things that I could be doing better, but sometimes life just gets in the way. I fear that I let life get in the way more often than I should and that I will regret it later on. I love my children and I am trying my best, but sometimes I fear that my best is not good