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When they give up. My Struggles and Homeschooling Victory Update!


We are 1 semester away from having a high school graduate. As a mom of this particular teenager, I am cautiously breathing a sigh of relief.  This past semester, my son got a B in econ. What?  Econ???

This is definitely my homeschooling victory!

He really liked the class and went and earned himself a B. While I can’t really say the other classes were a breeze, we can finally see the light at the end of the homeschooling tunnel. 1 semester. 5 classes. He can do it. I can do it.  As I re-read this post, I am so glad I didn’t give up on him. To think my struggling student was just passed on from one careless teacher to another.

This was us, almost 4 years ago…

I am going to rant.

I’ve posted about the struggles I’ve had with my teenager.  Not only have we had problems at home, but of course, at school.

A homeschooling update

To me, the worst thing that can happen to a child of any school age, is when a teacher gives up on him/her.  Do you agree? I am doing my best to keep my son afloat and on track with his schoolwork/homework and when exchanging emails with the teachers consists of me asking questions and getting  insignificant yes and no answers- really, really, REALLY get’s my calzones in a bunch.

I know and fully understand that they have 30+ kids to worry about. Trust me, I totally understand.  But when they see parents that are fully aware of what is going on with their son or daughter, and trying to make things work for them, the least they can do is acknowledge that we’re trying.

I’ve been in touch with all his teachers before.  I’m sure they can sense that I am all over my son’s work.  We have an online platform in which we have access to everything that goes on in the classroom. I know what I am doing.  When it comes to my teen, I know what I want for him and by all means, will fight until I get it.

But, I can’t do it alone. All I sound right now to my son, is a nagging mom. Que anda jode y jode about his grades. If my son’s teacher has given up on him, I feel like my already up-hill battle with him has just been entirely defeated when I hear “Well my teacher didn’t say anything.”

I know my son is not the easiest to deal with.  Heck, everyday I ask myself where the maracas did I go wrong?

But I’ll be damned if my son turns into a statistic.

As my mami would say “Que me quitan el nombre Liz Cerezo antes de dejar que eso suceda

Rant OVER.

Graduation is set for 5 months from now. I can’t wait!


Liz Cerezo

Liz is a Mexican-American blogger living in Southern California. Married 19 years, and a mami to 3 kids, her content is inspired from living in and raising a multicultural familia. Liz has been blogging for more than 7 years, establishing herself as a nationally recognized Latina blogger. She often blogs in Spanglish and may throw in some Tagalog when talking about her hubby. You can also find her chit chatting away at @Liz_Cerezo on Twitter!

1 Comment

  1. Marcela

    So sorry you are going through this friend. Sounds like he isn’t being challenged at all by teacher. Have you tried going in to have a face to face chat…maybe with your son too. That way you can find out exactly what each person needs to do to make sure Jeremiah succeeds.
    Please know you are not alone! I think we all struggle with this with our kids at one point or another…

    23 . Apr . 2012

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