Home Schooling my 16 year old daughter

Kristine - posted on 12/08/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I have just started my 16 year old daughter in virtual home school, because she was assaulted that happened at her high school. The school and the police did nothing, saying that it came down to this boy's word against my daughter's.(This student was 18). Of course this MAN lied and said he didn't do anything, but that doesn't seem to matter to anyone at the school. My daughter has now started virtual online homeschooling. This is my first time doing this and of course their are pro's and con's to homeschooling her. The biggest and only pro that matters is my daughter is now safe. The biggest con is that she doesn't get to see her friends. I was hoping someone could give any advice or tips, I feel so overwhelmed with this whole thing. I want to do right by my daughter and make the fewest mistakes possible.......I would so greatly appreciate any help, advice, tips, resources, etc. anyone could offer. Thank you for taking the time to help out:)

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I Homeschool all 3 of my children 2 are high school and one is grade 1.I live in Guelph,Ontario Canada.We have a local Homeschooling group here in our town and we do field trips every day Monday to Friday one day we all go swimming at the local swimming Centre ,we have done Fencing with our Homeschooling kids.I also had my kids in Kickboxing at a local Karate 3 times a week and my youngest does Karate 3 times a week.My children have done so much better being homeschooled the one on one attention is so much better.My daughter is 14 years old and she started grade 9 in December of 2009 and is now Graduating from grade 12 in September of 2010.She has completed all her exams online and loves it.She can work at her pace and not have to wait for snyone to keep moving forward.Best of Luck it is the best decision you could have done for you children.

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Christi - posted on 02/12/2013

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im on a low income and need to homeschool my 14 yar old dauther were can i go to to do homeschool or online she is in 9 th

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hi
I have just taken my daughter out of school to home educate and phoned the college for some advice as I dont seem to get anywhere with the education people. The college were amazing and very helpful.I know you are worried for your daughter after what she went through, understandably, but the college I think can help by having your daughter join college earlier, its a nicer and safer atmosphere and they take the student as an individual and understand their needs. Otherwise she can do homestudy courses too, ie.. BSY COURSES OR things like school of natural health science. Also I have booked my daughter on a cookery course. She can basically learn anything she likes. I read an article that said the universities like to take on home educated people as they are self motivated.
Hope this helps a little.
kind regards
jenny

Kathy - posted on 06/22/2010

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I homeschooled my son through high school and now try to help families homeschool kids with special needs: whether it's giftedness, emotional trauma or learning disabilities.
I hope it's going well. It is a huge adjustment for you both. I am so sorry your daughter was attacked. If you would like to talk sometime, if I can help with planning, advice, adjustment, let me know. I speak at homeshcool conferences on these topics.

Kathy

Kristine - posted on 03/25/2010

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Thank you for your kind words and reassurance about doing, "THE RIGHT THING" for my daughters safety. Not having prior experience with this type of situation, I tend to question every choice that I make concerning my children. I am sure I'm not alone in that aspect. After all, most parents only want what's best for their children. It has been 4 months since we started homeschooling. It has definitely been an adventure, lol...It started out, her and I learning how this all worked together, learning as we went along. I did contact the school district office and spoke with the person in charge of all the homeschooling details, but after speaking with her and finding out that she had never even logged into the virtual school website, I became the one instructing her instead of the other way around. How ironic is that?? lol Anyway it took us about a month to get things down pretty good and my daughter is doing so very good..... She is doing a full workload; all accelerated classes and for the first time in her 17 years, she has made the honor roll each time!!! She is so very proud of herself, I couldn't be more thrilled for her. We have had our share of obstacles that's for sure. The hardest one we had to overcome started February ND, when I had my first mini stroke at 36 years of age! I have since then had 3 more, the last one being March 5th, 2010. We still manage to get it all done between my hospitalizations and now nearly daily doctor's appointments. My kids have been troopers that's for sure! On the up side, I promised my two kids that I would not pick up another cigarette and have kept that promise.......Haven't touched one since making that promise to them on February 2ND, 2010. My Fiancé has been wonderful, picking up the slack and doing the things I normally would be doing, without complaining. My best friend, though she lives so very far away has been such a great support system as well. I am truly blessed, Truly. I am so looking forward to the rest of this journey, I welcome all the little bumps that come along the way. I have been given a second chance and I won't take anything for granted again.
I hope to inspire someone enough to get over the rough patches they may face, in the end, I wouldn't change a thing.
If I could ask one favor...........could you please offer any information about who I could contact regarding field trips, sports, etc. for home schooled students. I would like to get my daughter to do more activities with kids her own age. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so very much.
Have you made any decisions yet on homeschooling your son?
Look forward to talking to you again soon.
Hugs & Much admiration,
Kristine

Heather - posted on 03/10/2010

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I have a 14 yr old son and looking at homeschooling via online...and I am going through the same process. Schools really have just lost the ability to teach. My son is in the 8th grade and truly the only factor is friends. But I have found through the internet as well as the local YMCA there is a HUGE homeschool group that does field trips, hang out type parties and even have formed a sports organizations. Looking forward to see what other post here! You are doing the right thing...you felt it in your heart and your daughter is safe!

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