I hope I'm not bothering you, but I really think you're the best person to talk to, since you are one of my most practical and understanding friends. My parents want me to quit the netball team as they are not satisfied with my academic results, I would appreciate it if you could give me some advice.
Playing netball is my passion and it is my favourite sport. It can improve my fitness, strength and agility, which is good for my health. It is fun, challenging, and I love every minute of playing it. Also, I always get to meet other teams and become friends with them. I have an important role in the team, and if I quit, I will give my teammates a lot of trouble. However, my parents think that playing netball is affecting my studies and they don’t want me to spend too much time on it.
Studying is my first priority, and I worked very hard in the mid-year exams. I put a lot of effort into my studies but no matter how hard I try, my parents are still not pleased with my results. My weakest subject is Chinese, and I spent a lot of time revising and doing exercises, but my hard work didn’t pay off. My parents have high expectations for me and I always disappoint them.
After receiving my report card, my parents were furious. They scolded me for two hours and they insisted that I have to quit the netball team. I tried every possible way to convince them, but they didn’t even listen to me. I knelt down, crying, and begging them, and they didn’t even bother to look at me. I love playing netball, and I really don’t want to quit. I hope I had parents who understand me.
This problem is affecting me a lot. I haven’t spoken to my parents for three days and all this worrying makes me difficult to sleep at night. I can’t concentrate in class and I always break down and cry at home. Please let me know what you think I should do as soon as possible.