Home Schooling my 16 year old daughter

Kristine - posted on 12/08/2009 ( 3 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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Tanza - posted on 12/11/2009

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Kristine - I am sorry to hear about how you came to be homeschooling your daughter. Things to do to ensure she has time with friends: 1) find out if there are any girls in your area being homeschooled with whom she could get together during the day to do school work together; 2) brick & mortar kids normally hang out after school, so she can still set up time with old friends for after school, weekends or school holidays; 3) also penpals help for older kids; 4) youth ministry with your church; 5) outings with your virtual school - I know many schedule field trips; 6) karate class - we have a great family environment and the kids get to know the ones they are in class with; etc.



I hope some of these ideas help! Don't worry about this 1st year being perfect. See it as a time to figure out what works best for you and your daughter. I'll be praying for you and her.

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Melissa - posted on 05/20/2011

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Kristine, I feel what you are going through.. I put up a post that I was considering homeschooling my daughter because of constant bullying, she was miserable.. We talked about it and found out that it was too close to the end of the year to actually do it successfully.. It took one of their good guy friends to be hit and killed by a car to see how stupid and mean they were being to each other.. It's a terrible loss that our school and town has gone through but to at least have it reach some of his friends that they need to be nice, was a true blessing.. I like the reply Tanza gave you on things to do to help with keeping her social... THAT IS THE MAIN THING, or she will probably loose desire or focus to graduate, I have seen that alot... My daughter is a competative jump roper.. She has been on this Jr Olympic team since 3rd grade and she is at the end of 10th grade now.. That has been a blessing for keeping her fit and working with a team year a round... Good luck to you guys, pray for patience, I think my dtr would drive me nuts if she actually were home all day!! LOL.. but safety is essential!

Tanza - posted on 12/11/2009

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Kristine - I am sorry to hear about how you came to be homeschooling your daughter. Things to do to ensure she has time with friends: 1) find out if there are any girls in your area being homeschooled with whom she could get together during the day to do school work together; 2) brick & mortar kids normally hang out after school, so she can still set up time with old friends for after school, weekends or school holidays; 3) also penpals help for older kids; 4) youth ministry with your church; 5) outings with your virtual school - I know many schedule field trips; 6) karate class - we have a great family environment and the kids get to know the ones they are in class with; etc.



I hope some of these ideas help! Don't worry about this 1st year being perfect. See it as a time to figure out what works best for you and your daughter. I'll be praying for you and her.

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