21 year old looking for answers about the past...
When I was in early grade school I did very well and pretty much got straight A's until my sister graduated from my school and left for high school as I was entering the 5th grade. After that my grades fell drastically and I began going to the principal's office for bad behavior and the relationship between my mom and me deteriorated because she thought I was being bad on purpose, and it never was mended.
A similar thing happened when I got into high school because my sister graduated before I got there and I couldn't concentrate on my work (especially math) and only wanted to focus on extracurriculars. I seemed to have a problem with authority then too and would pick and choose who I respected and wouldn't. All of my friends (who were in the top ten of my class) thought I was very smart and assumed I would be in the top ten of our class, but I barely made the top half. Did this mean I had some kind of behavioral and/or learning disorder that was never diagnosed or was I just a kid who was misunderstood?
I am in college now and am almost getting straight A's, but my schedule is spaced apart so I have more freedom to study at my own pace and choose classes for myself instead of having to be placed automatically. Will my past transcripts with bad grades trump my new transcripts with good grades? I am very confused and want to know an outsider's view.