Location: Foggy San Francisco Posts: 255 Joined: 2009-08-18
so i just sit in my corner and the teachers ger really mad cuz im not participateing, and then they all flock over and say "why arnt you doing this?" or "why cant you just do it like the rest of us?" and stuff like that.
anyway, "evning of exilance" the subject of this rant. when you go into young womans, you get a couple books. you are expected to fill out thos books by doing lame projects and writeing stuff. guess what? they told me i didnt HAVE to if i didnt want to, and then i figure out that, EVERYTHING THEY DO IS SENTERED AROUND FILLING OUT THOS STUPID BOOKS!
I hope you're having a good weekend in Idaho. Sometimes what you really need most is to get outside and do something completely different (incidentally, I was away from my computer all day yesterday because something frustrating happened, so I did yard work to work out my frustrations).
Those Young Women's events sounds like they're about as LD-unfriendly as an they could possibly be. Of course you're frustrated! You have an absolute right to stay away from situations that show up your disabilities like that. I agree with the other posters who suggested telling your mom how stressed out it makes you feel to go there.
I totally get the kids who think "in the box" being praised for their creativity. When I was in elementary school, most of the teachers I had seemed to think "creative' means "follows directions". The kids who were told they were "creative" had completely conventional ideas, and they were presented neatly and punctually. The kids who actually thought out of the box were labeled "uncooperative", "disobedient", and "unable to carry out instructions".
Location: Yorkshire, UK Posts: 29 Joined: 2009-10-21
You'll find a way hunny, just as many of us have done to get by. Im not saying we'd leave you but you have more going for you than you think! You WILL pay the bills, you WILL pay rent, you WILL do anything you want, you can do whatever you want to do, FACT! Never Ever have doubt, whatever you REALLY REALLY want, you WILL get!
The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings. ~Eric Hoffer, Reflections On The Human Condition
Location: Island of Misfit Toys Posts: 620 Joined: 2007-10-25
Teeco, the others provided great insight and advice so I won't bother repeating them. I will add that your mom (or is it "mum" ?) might be pushing you to go because she feels it is good for you to socialize with these folks. Like they said, express yourself to your mother telling how you feel in a clear, calm manner.
And please don't feel that you have not accomplished anything, you do everyday,, you just might someone else to show you what you did. You wrote a poem today? An accomplishment. You drew today? Another one. You were nice to someone and they will remember it? A great accomplishment. At thirteen years old, it looks like a long time but I assure you, being 45 now I know there is a LOT more to look forward to accomplishing.
"I used to be disgusted, now I try to be amused..."