reply to post by DestroyDestroyDestroy
I have a teen that I home school. I took her out because, she was cutting herself. And she was soooooo stressed out. Overnight she stopped cutting
herself, her mood swings stopped etc. I have my daughter back. And what I am finding is that, she is learning the same work 2x faster, getting A's,
has the time to volunteer in the community, and can take classes at the college that are preparing her to get a job when she is old enough. Her school
councilor tells me that she is way on track to go to college, and the social volunteer work she is involved in will open a lot of doors for her. And
she will graduate early.
I really shared the same concerns you wrote about, especially getting to be social with kids her age. But, I have found that teenagers just seem to
multiply themselves. There is hardly a day that goes by that I am not stuck with more teenagers than I deserve. But, I prefer them here so that I
kinda know what is going on.
It has occured to me, that we send our kids to run from class to class, They barely have the time to settle in before the bell rings to send them
running to the next class. They have our kids all day. Often more hours than we do. Then we as parents (who can barely catch our breath from our own
running) have to do the teachers jobs, by helping our kids with their homework. After 12 years of this, our kids still can not get a job.
Add to the equation, hormones, bullies, poverty, bad teachers (I have ran into a few, I have adult kids in their 30's), just adds up to horrible
horrible stress. Not to mention the hundreds of $$$$ I have saved on school clothes!!
I am not saying it is for everyone, nor am I preaching anti-school.