I cant believe how many of you say no if he doesn't want to do it then let him do what he wants to. Would you be saying that if he were saying my child hates school should i let him drop out...NO...Too many people think that children should be able to make these decisions if it suits what the adult thinks but then if the child wants to decide on something that the adult doesn't agree with then they say no children shouldn't make these decisions, its double standards...children should have an input yes, but the final decision should be that of the parents (we do, or should, know whats best for our children), if he doesn't like it then try a different approach, ask him what it is he doesn't like about it, compromise, he may want to go to public school to do his music studies or to be in a sporting team and do the rest via home school. Talk to your child...p.s. there is no way that Chris is 14, i didn't come down in the last shower.
I would say if your child wants to go to public/private school then they should. However, it depends on the reason they are being home schooled in the first place. If they are being home schooled due to behavioral issues perhaps you can tell them this is there last chance or they will be home schooled until they graduate high school. Or if it was just something you wanted them to try and they do not like it then let them go back. If there are just a few classes that you pulled them out for see if they can take the other classes at public/private school and the ones they need help/more time/ect. at home. Schools should be willing to let children go home early/come in late if they are taking classes elsewhere. They do it when students take courses at colleges for high school and college credit. At least they did when I was in school and it was fairly new when I entered high school. I believe it started when I was in high school so it should still be done. Unless it is restricted to certain areas. Hope this helps. One last suggestion is to have you and your child list the pros and cons of going back to public/private school. And then discuss the concerns with one another. This way you know where they are coming from and they understand your concerns.
Homeschooling is a good thing, if it works for your child. I was homeschooled for a few years because I was very sick as a child. I then went to a private school for grades eight to twelve because the classes I wanted to take could not be taught at home. When I was homeschooled it was easy to get bored, so my mom found a homeschool group in our town that did field trips and went places together to hang out. Find out why your child hates it, tell them why you want to do it and have faith that you and your child will be able to come up with the best choice for them. Never simply say that they will be homeschooled because you are the parent and know whats best for them because until they tell you how they feel you don't know if you a meeting all of their needs that perhaps public school would take care of, and this will cause them to hate school and no parent wants that. Good Luck!
I'm homeschooled,and i'm a mess right now. Hence why i'm browsing on Y!A.
Between not being intellectually crippled,and not getting enough social interaction with my peers,all because I did homeschooling,recently i've started to be a bit up myself,and look at everyone as..Put bluntly,stupid. Yeah,i've turned into a negative person.
Many times I wish I had gone to school to be normal,like everyone else. To be happy. I don't know what my problem is,but somehow,even though i've so often blamed homeschooling,I think the freedom i've had will help me through whatever my real problem is. That's what I think is the greatest quality of the way i've been educated is. Freedom. The greatest factor,but not neccessarily an upside. Simply something that sets me apart,for better or worse. The freedom to be my own person,and meet whatever potential I have,and to make my own mistakes. To experience ups and downs early on. Maybe I should take comfort in that. Maybe.