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Everyone, Hold your breath with me! *Update* She changed her mind :-(

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I talked to my mom and she gave me some pretty good advice. She said Savannah is still a child and needs me to help her make good choices. (Sounds like what you guys tell me,lol) And to give her till the end of Christmas vacation to pull all her grades up to Cs. If she can't do that, then we'll have to do things my way. I'm going to be asking for weekly progress reports from all her teachers. And lastly, if we have to go to court for her attendence, all bets are off. She'll be pulled out that day.

She came home today all out of breath and excited because now she wants to stay. She told a teacher that she was going to homeschool. The teacher flipped and begged her to stay. She promised to change her schedule, give her new teachers and 1st lunch so she can hang out with her friends. Other kids who didn't have an interest in her before also wanted her to stay. It made her feel important.

Another thing, she's worried that she might miss out on some vital learning needed for high school that won't be taught in homeschool. (We were only going for 8th grade right now) When I asked, she was vauge about what information she might need. Then I asked what she learned last year that she used this year. She didn't have an answer for that either and started getting defensive. I'm sure she's made up her mind to stay at PS :-( I just can't compete with cute boys, nice teachers and fake friends.

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So last night I was washing dishes with my 13yo dd and out of the blue she said, "Mom, I want to homeschool." You could have knocked me over with a feather,lol.

So I asked her why. She said the teachers are mean, she has no friends (all of her friends live on our street, everyone is stuck up, her classes are boring, she hates getting up so early to get ready to try and impress people she doesn't even like, she hates the uniforms and she's not learning anything. Poor baby is on her third year of remedial math and said if she has to learn about basic operations one more time she's going to scream! lol

I assured her that if she did come home, things would be much different. Then I gave her a quick run down of what we would do including outside school activities. She begged me to pull her out right now. I told her to give it to the end of the week to make sure it's really something she wants. She was in tears when I told her that. It was the hardest thing to make her go today :-(

So everyone, cross your fingers with me. If all goes well, I'll have DD homeschooling by next week!fingers crossed

by on Sep. 9, 2013 at 12:12 PM
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kirbymom
by Sonja on Sep. 9, 2013 at 6:51 PM
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Fingers crossed! :)
redhead-bedhead
by Bronze Member on Sep. 9, 2013 at 10:33 PM
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Also, it will give her a chance to relax and feel in control of her education.

Quoting usmom3:

 I would not make her wait more then this week. Have her help you with anything you still need to get together come next week. If you need to order something she can help look for it & find the best deal on it. The research you do is a great learning tool for her as well use it to your advantage!


paganbaby
by Silver Member on Sep. 9, 2013 at 11:09 PM

That's great to hear! I'm really hoping this time around will benefit her more too. 

Quoting fairymom82:

Last year my kids begged me every day to homeschool them. I finally got everything ready at last semester and was so terrified but when we started I saw there was nothing to be afraid of lol. Making her wait to be sure isn't such a bad idea :)
I have one child who was struggling in reading with public school but now is right on target and my math challenged child is grasping math concepts faster than I ever dreamed because I can customize to their individual learning . Your daughter may pick up math easier at homeschool too. Good wishes :)


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paganbaby
by Silver Member on Sep. 9, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Alight. I think it would break my heart to keep sending her anyway :-/ Now I just have to convince dh this is the right decision. He doesn't want her home because he thinks she'll just want to go right back. I don't think that'll happen though. And have her help; what a great idea! Oooo! And art supplies! Ds hates art so we don't do much of it but dd LOVES it. I'll have her help me order some or see what they have in the store.

Quoting usmom3:

 I would not make her wait more then this week. Have her help you with anything you still need to get together come next week. If you need to order something she can help look for it & find the best deal on it. The research you do is a great learning tool for her as well use it to your advantage!


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paganbaby
by Silver Member on Sep. 11, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Bump!

bluerooffarm
by Gold Member on Sep. 11, 2013 at 6:09 PM
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 I think I would have to have a word with that teacher.  She took advantage, IMO.

craftyzenmom
by Member on Sep. 11, 2013 at 6:36 PM
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Sounds like school/teacher got worried  about losing the cash a kid brings in....Sad she played directly into exactly what your daughter wanted to hear. Good luck...

coala
by Silver Member on Sep. 11, 2013 at 7:18 PM

Sorry to hear that she changed her mind.  I was so excited for you.

paganbaby
by Silver Member on Sep. 11, 2013 at 7:50 PM

I am so not happy.

Quoting bluerooffarm:

 I think I would have to have a word with that teacher.  She took advantage, IMO.


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paganbaby
by Silver Member on Sep. 11, 2013 at 7:51 PM

I know she did. But that's okay. I have a plan now.

Quoting craftyzenmom:

Sounds like school/teacher got worried  about losing the cash a kid brings in....Sad she played directly into exactly what your daughter wanted to hear. Good luck...


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