Explaning to a teacher my home situation (COA)...?

To basically sum it all up, I'm a child of a substance abuser/codependent, my parents are finishing up a long awaited divorce, etc. etc. and lately I have been falling back in my classes. My teacher wanted to talk to me to see what was going on but I'm not sure how to explain to him my situation without 1.... show more To basically sum it all up, I'm a child of a substance abuser/codependent, my parents are finishing up a long awaited divorce, etc. etc. and lately I have been falling back in my classes. My teacher wanted to talk to me to see what was going on but I'm not sure how to explain to him my situation without 1. crying/getting emotional or 2. having a report made to social services (as I've dealt with them in the past). I don't want my situation to seem like an excuse and/or I don't to be pittyed for it...any suggestions??
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