Would homeschooling be a good idea??

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Would homeschooling be a good idea??
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Wed, 04-11-2012 - 2:08pm

Any advice on this would be GREATLY appreciated!

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Wed, 04-11-2012 - 8:04pm

Wow, I am so sorry for your situation and your lack of options.

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Thu, 04-12-2012 - 1:42am
I'm sorry that the regular school is so far from optimal.

One of the cool things about homeschooling is that it can be tailored to the individual kid, which might or might not be cyberschooling. My 14 year old daughter loves being able to get out of the house a lot for all sorts of activities and opportunities, including sports and other activities with our homeschool group.

Deborah
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Thu, 04-12-2012 - 2:13am

I'm sorry you're having to deal with school issues.


Sue
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Thu, 04-12-2012 - 11:12am

Being a loner or introvert does not mean they are withdrawn. My kid is similar in she prefers one person at a time, gets along better with older people or adults, was an only child for almost six years (before two

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Thu, 04-12-2012 - 9:57pm

I so agree...there are public schools out there that should be closed and started over....if gang violence is the norm, if safety can not be guranteed...it should not be in operation!

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Fri, 04-13-2012 - 7:11am

I am just so torn.

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Fri, 04-13-2012 - 10:12am
You can go to college online now, at home too. My kid has anxiety issues and enjoys solitary activity, better than groups. I still have to encourage her to relax about the social anxiety, and tell her to see the good, find the positive. Yet she is still very anxious. You can work at home....so none of the must be out and super social is going to change a persons normal choice of personality at comfort. You can get an education and a job in the home! Yet, it is better if you are encouraged to learn how to socialize. My kid does well in polite society. The problem is that their are less places where that exisit, outside personal homes!
If you really want her to go to the small school, send her to the big one for a year, if that is the only choice! Talk to the teachers about her anxiety, get her a pass to the library or choice of a quiet study hall, in her day....make it work. You can make anything work, that you choose to do the work to make it work! My kid is not big into hanging out in marge groups either....she likes people better in small groups! Her inside activities are very positive, educational and make her happy. Find what makes your kid happy....that IS the most important choice!
Best wishes!
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Fri, 04-13-2012 - 4:41pm

"I guess I just don't want to enforce her fears by having her end up locked in the house most of the time."

Being home "too much" might be an issue with cyberschooling, but I don't know a single homeschooler who doesn't spend a lot of time away from home.

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Sat, 04-14-2012 - 8:08am

Agreeing with Deborah...I'd be glad for a week where we absolutely had nothing


Sue
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Sat, 04-14-2012 - 11:19am

What does she want?

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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