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Taking teen out of public school to homeschool-NEED ADVICE!

 
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secondchance
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:51 pm    Post subject: Taking teen out of public school to homeschool-NEED ADVICE! Reply with quote

Hi,
I am new here, but I thought this might be a great place to get some feedback. My 15 yo dd is in 10th grade in public school, and while she likes it because she likes being there with her friends, she has on average 5 -7 hours of homework a night. Many times more. She is taking 3 honors classes because the academic classes are too easy for her, but the honors classes are very student-centered learning, which means that they are not taught as much, the teachers serve more as a facilitator, and the student is responsible for the learning. She is always exhausted and we don't get to spend a lot of time with her. My husband and I do not see this as a good way to spend the last few years of high school. We would like to take her out of school now and not even send her back after Christmas break. She has already stated that she is opposed to this idea. She is not really open to hs'ing. I have been praying that God would change her mind. But what if she doesn't change her mind? She can be a toughie and really dig her heels in at times. We have always tried to do what seemed to suited her, but I think sometimes that it was a mistake. She is very social and very attached to her friends. She has decent friends and is not a "bad" kid. She is mouthy with us often, rude many times, and manages her time very poorly. But those are probably her biggest faults. She does not sneak out behind our backs, she doesn't smoke or drink, and her grades are good as well. Are we forcing our way on her? I don't like how much she is being drawn away from the family. She definitely prefers her friends over us, and we don't see much of her because she goes up to her room a lot. Many times she is wasting time texting I instead of studying, and we take the phone away. But it also seems like she has very little time for God. Does anyone have any experience like this that they could share? Maybe I just need some encouragement. Hubby really wants her out of PS, and truthfully I do, too. But I know she's going to be a handful at home.
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Chris2267
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2012 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is always harder when the student doesn't want to do something.
Can you compromise and have her finish this year and start this summer with 11th grade at home and she may see how less stressful it is and see how great homeschooling is.
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