the teenage years seemed so difficult. Now I look back and see how easy I truly had it. Yet still, I did more than you are doing now. My parents expected me to be perfect, and although I wasn't, my lifestyle then makes what I go through now easier. From the time I was 5 years old until I was 11 years old, I practiced my violin one hour a day. From the age of 11 until I was 14, two hours a day. Then, from the age of 14-18 I practiced 4 hrs a day. Because of my other duties, this meant I got up at 4 a.m. I then went to school (which was Private, so I feel it was more difficult), was in extra curricular activities and did many many chores. I also went to church 3 times a week and was involved in activities there.
Dang, I didn't have a computer, a tv or radio in my room...when I got grounded, I was not allowed to leave my room, was given "homework" (my mom was a teacher), was abused, oh gosh I could go on...
There very last thing that I would have been able to even THINK about, if we'd had it, would be the internet...so be grateful for every little thing that you have - cause, in reality, it really could be worse.
If you are having trouble with algebra, get help NOW. If you don't feel you are being seen or heard, make yourself known. Do it the right way though. Go to your mom, get a classmate's help, go to your teacher AFTER class, go to the principal...go online...there are a million things to do. You just have to make extra effort.
Feel free to e-mail me...and good luck :-) Time will fly.