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Real advice: Do not let it get to you, how proud your parents are should effect you. However, if they are negative about it and you feel like it would worsen your grades: Just adapt to it and carry on what your doing
1. You take it on the chin, ignore her and get on with your life with her as a background noise.
2. You appear to take her advice and be seen to be putting the effort in but do your own thing anyway.
3. Take her advice on board, knuckle down and kick some ass come exam time.
I will guarantee that you will regret doing points 1 and 2 in later life.