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How should I address my parents about not wanting to be homeschooled? - November 7th 2012, 05:11 PM

I'm about to turn 16, I've been home-schooled all my life. Up until now it was never that big of a problem but now I can't stand it. I hate being home ALL day, me and my mom have been getting in a lot fights when we work together, and it's really hard to stay focused when I'm doing school because of have no dead lines or the ones I have are pretty flimsy and I can get away from doing it.
I want to ask my parents about going to public school but I know how set against public school they are. They're afraid of the influences I will have in public school. What should I do? I really really want to talk to them about it but I'm almost 100% they'll say no or get mad at me for bringing it up.
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Re: How should I address my parents about not wanting to be homeschooled? - November 7th 2012, 05:51 PM

Hey Sarah, the more organized you are, the better chance you have. Make a list of all the reasons you know of that they don't want you to go and come up with counter arguments or responses to them. For example, if they're worried about influences, let them know that you understand their concern and then tell them how you plan to handle the situation. That way if they say what if this happens or that happens what will you do? you'll have responses for them and they can feel better about it. It might also help to remind them that you're almost 16 and you feel that you can handle the peer pressure that they fear you'll fall victim to because they've taught you how to handle yourself.

Also make a list of the valid concerns you have. Conflict with your mom is making things difficult, you would like stronger deadlines and more structure, that way, even if they say no, they can implement some of your suggestions to help make homeschooling easier.

As someone who was in public school for my entire education, their concerns about what you might be exposed to are valid, but if it helps your case I was never offered anything like drugs, cigarettes, alcohol, etc. and it mostly depends on the friends you make.

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Re: How should I address my parents about not wanting to be homeschooled? - November 7th 2012, 05:57 PM

I would explain to them that 99% of the first-world population attends public school, and most of society operates within a public school system. Explain your thoughts in a collected way, maybe even type up a report, if that will help you focus your thoughts, and keep calm.

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