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HOW DO YOU KEEP A HOME SCHOOLED 14YR.OLD BOY FROM BEING BORED?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:18 PM on Oct. 13, 2009 in Teens (13-17)

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  • well luckily with homeschool the day is for you to chose, maybe take a "field trip" to a museum, a zoo, or exploratorium, maybe even a university that is close by
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:39 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • We were involved in several homeschool groups, did lots of field trips, and did a lot of hands on projects. We also did school together just like in a regular classroom, so for subjects like history, literature, science...actually most subjects...we had a lot of discussion.
    ohwrite

    Answer by ohwrite at 11:36 PM on Oct. 13, 2009

  • also dont forget he could participate on the schools sports teams even though hes home schooled, he can also go to the school dances or functions...maybe see if he wants to try playing an instrument....call the local school and ask them what needs to be done to get your son in some of thier extra activities...they wont say no! almost all schools will encourage home schooled kids to participate in group activities...it may help!
    blueeyedgrl2377

    Answer by blueeyedgrl2377 at 6:58 AM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • Join the YMCA, join a homeschooling group, have him get a paper route, do yard work for the neighbors ( he will be busy, plus he can make some money). You can also find extra work for him to do around your house that he can earn money doing as well. Call your local animal shelter or library and ask if he can volunteer. The sky is truly the limit for a homeschooler, since we are so flexible with our time!!
    Bethsunshine

    Answer by Bethsunshine at 7:41 AM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • I would suggest he volunteer somewhere. There are lots of places for him to do this especially during the day when most other kids are in school.

    Nursing Home
    Church
    Senior Center
    Animal Shelter
    Meals-on-Wheels (they deliver lunch to elderly shut-ins)
    Read to someone who is seeing impaired
    Library

    There are many elderly people who could use a strong body to take out their trash, rake their leaves, lift a box out of the closet.
    Dyndudes

    Answer by Dyndudes at 9:06 PM on Oct. 14, 2009

  • Does he have a hobby/interest? Maybe he can take an art , martial arts, music class?? What about the boy scouts or a church youth group?


    How about taking him to a museum, art gallery, day trip? The public library is a place to gereading material, check out CDs, books on tape, hear lectures.  They  also have activities like drawing classes, writing clubs, youth groups, etc.


     Check out your city parks and rec center for activities. If there is a college nearby, they have fun things going on.. It may be a celebration, play, concert, etc. You can ask other Moms is the home schoolers group to get together at a park or beach for a group picnic, etc.


    He can volunteers as well.   Check with local agencies for those opportunites.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:49 PM on Oct. 15, 2009

  • Send him to high school. I homeschooled my through the 8th grade for 2 and through the 6th for the other 2 and then they all went to public school and they thrived. Don't shelter your son.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:48 PM on Oct. 26, 2009

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