My daughter will be in the 9th grade next year and whether or not to continue homeschooling her has been on my mind. She doesn't feel challenged enough at home and she has had behavioral issues that have been challenging to me. Thank you for your site. I have not thoroughly read your emails but I need to start.Thank you for your help.
As far as the behavior issues go, it would be better to deal with them in the context of a loving home with a counselor you trust. A retired social worker taught me more than I care to know about the inner workings of Child Protective Services, and believe me, you don't want to take the chance of some misguided school counselor blowing something your daughter says out of proportion and filing a report. Bored, intelligent children who are not channeling that energy into something they are *passionate* about can be a *real* *pain* in the you-know-what. Please talk with your daughter and find out what she wants to pursue. The public library is full of resources for whatever passion any kid could get into! I know that alone helped us with a (formerly) grumpy pre-teen whose hormones are going nutso. Oh yeah, please don't forget to check out the physical side of things too with a checkup at the doctor - just in case it may be thyroid, juvenile diabetes, or whatever.
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Let's talk about real feelings. How do you feel when you think about homeschooling high school? Do any of these words sound familiar?
freaked out - terrified - hyperventilating - procrastinating - confused - stressed
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