I don't know your mother, so I don't know why she insists on homeschooling you. But some high schools and community colleges offer classes that you can take online, sometimes even for free. If that's something you'd like to do, you can talk to your mother about it or look up local schools online to see if they offer anything like that.
Otherwise, you can self-teach yourself too. :) If you get an allowance, you can use it to buy books on any subject you like at a bookstore. I don't know how old you are, but if you're high school age and concerned about falling behind your peers, you can buy a book meant to prepare you for the GED (the equivalent of a high school diploma) or the SATs (which you usually need to take to get into a good college).
I wish there were something I could say that would convince your mom to let you go to public school, since it doesn't seem like she's a very good teacher. But I doubt I, or anyone else, can do that if she's convinced that homeschooling is best. Just make sure that she knows that you really want to go to public school and that you feel cut off from your peers.
Public school can be a very good experience, and it helps you grow socially when you interact with a lot of other people every day. Everyone needs friends, and the best way to make them (at least under 18) is through school. It will also help you grow mentally by exposing you to different viewpoints and teaching styles. Most decent public schools these days have strict anti-bullying rules, so she shouldn't be concerned about that. Most public schools also will let you choose what classes you want to take and with which teachers. Your mother can meet with different teachers, the school counselor, the principal, etc., to help soothe whatever fears or hangups she has about public schooling.
Plus, public schools usually offer a wide variety of classes that your mother can't teach you, such as art, ceramics, photography, foreign languages, sports, woodworking, choir, band, etc. These can all be really fun and good experiences that let you explore your talents and interests.
If she still won't let you go, explore your interests anyway. If you want to play an instrument, ask her if you can take lessons. If you want to learn photography, ask her if you can get a camera. If you want to play a sport, ask her if you can take classes for that. Same with anything else you're interested in, like sewing, painting, sculpting, learning Spanish, anything.
Don't let some of the other comments get you down. Being a teenager sucks, and the way you're feeling is perfectly normal. It can be really hard to feel like you're not "normal" or that you might not measure up to your peers. Your mother probably feels she's doing what's best for you, but I think that if you really want to go to public school, it's selfish of her to not let you make your own choices (and mistakes). She should at least let you try it- and if you have a bad experience, or don't like it, you can go back to being homeschooled. She can't protect you from the real world forever. :) And teenagers need to have friends. Loneliness and isolation at that age can be really devastating- it feels like the end of the world. Teenagers who are homeschooled can have a hard time succeeding and making friends when they go off to college, because they don't have as much experience as those who went to public or private schools. How are people supposed to make friends if they don't know how? Social skills are learned and refined, they don't magically come to people in college.
If you bother to look for help, even in public school, you'll find it. And socializing is important regardless of what grade you're in: it's not about having friends that last, but doing normal teenaged things and learning to talk to people and be around them instead of slowly becoming more and more socially awkward and unable to relate to people.
Katie, if you feel like you're not learning, you have to sit down with your mother and talk about this. Put together a list of things you want to talk about and sit her down so she can't just walk away from you and pretend nothing's going on, and tell her exactly what's going on in your mind, and exactly why you want to go to public school. It's important that you stay calm and don't whine, because you won't get anywhere that way. Tell us how it goes and we can try to help from there.
She just has more faith of you getting a better education by being homeschooled. She sees that public schools have their downs, like you might get bullied, or you might fall behind in classes, or you might even get a bad influence.
Also, you have been homeschooled all your life, she sees that going to a public school will be a big change, and she might not want that to impact you, or let you fall behind or stuff like that. If you have been homeschooled all your life, it will be a big change, and you will be intruduced to a bunch of new things that you might now know. But, then again you might not, it depends on how good you are with getting used to stuff.
If she sais no, then I guess there is not much you can do but leave it how it is and just finish and, if you plan to, go off to college and have a new adventure there?
It's perfectly fine to have your own wants, needs, and desires that may not mesh with your mother's. She probably loves you and wants what's best for you, and you should treat her with respect. But it's okay for you to want to have new experiences. Don't be ashamed of it. It's a sign of maturity.
Also, there are tutors available for people who struggle in public school. No one should have to feel stupid for being a little behind or not understanding something. People learn at different rates, and some people struggle with certain subjects but excel in others. Public school does not have to be a bad experience. It can help prepare you for "the real world" while nurturing your talents and skills.
Okay, now your sounding like a spoilt little brat that doesn't appreciate what her parents offer. IF YOU WANT TO MAKE FRIENDS, MAKE THEM FROM ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL.most friends from high-school don't even last.they say you make your real friends in college. If you really want to go to a public school? Fine. Go to one. Then come crying to your parents saying you want back when you realise that no one could give two $hits about you in public schools. No ones gonna give a fuking crap if "you don't understand a math problem". Teachers are only there so they can "do their job" and get paid. No one cares. NO ONE.
home school doesn't necessarily mean a better education.... nor does public school run the risks of students being stabbed in the bathroom. It all depends on how you are home schooled and where you go to public school at.
If you wanna go to public school you need to voice your opinion and give solid reasons. Make sure your school isn't known for its crime and drug addicts... also let them know its free. You will also be taught by trained teachers specializing in the field they teach. so I'd go with that.
did she go to public school when she was a kid? Because some people are traumatized by public school there is a lot of bullying that happens at public school and I have friends who WANT to be homeschooled because the teasing is so bad. And if your mom doesn't help you with your work, well, it's not like public school kids live with their teachers! the only time i get help on my work is if I go to school early and catch my teacher for, like, five minutes!
hope I helped!
I've been homschooled all my life and last year I told my mom I want to try public schooling and she told me no. I don't understand why she won't let me go! She said it would'nt be fair to make a child go through that but I don't get it! Almost eveone I know public schools! And she does'nt even help me with my work, she's always out and never checks my work! I could understand if she would at least make it feel like public schooling!
Please help me people! :)
Whatever nives. You may think I'm a spoiled brat but I'm really not. And thats totally not the reason I want to public school! I said nothing about friends, I have friends at church, sports, and ballet I want to LEARN. I think that in a public school I could learn more than what I'm learning now at home which on some days is nothing. I've already delt with bullies and that did'nt kill me so I think they should let me out of their perfect little buble.
Going to a public school is stressful!!! I want to be home schooled so bad or take online classes but i my school if you even look at someone wrong then they wanna fight you i think its stupid. Weve had so mant fights at my school that our princible made new rules that if you fight from now on you have to pay 1,300 dollars and go to court plus get sunset school. Public school sucks theres always drama!(well atleast at my school)
I agree with Nikki here 110%! That bubble you get into really can do some serious damage. At the end of this school year do everything you can to talk your parents to let you go into regular school, you really need the social intereactions and whatnot.
I think of your so worried about your education, your tutor is simply not good enough. It's much harder to look for help in public schools. And personaly I think your just jealous that most kids go to a public school and you don't. Problem solved.
I was homeschooled and i still had friends and mean teenage girls that hated me i just got a better edu. and a safer plact to learn. I mean having your best friend stabbed in the bathroom is a really good reason to not go to public school.
Your mom is not dumb, odds are she is just traying to give you the best she can, and you just have not realized that, in a way she is helping you by getting a better education and giving you something that will help you in the future.
its a choice your mums made, maybe shes scared for you or worried about yu and u just have to accept she loves you that much, jsut give gher time alot ofppl would love home schooling anyway count yourself lucky .xx
No offence, but I think you should be grateful that your parents can actually afford to homeschool you. Your the one who's most likely going to end up with a better education and career, not public school kids.
I don't know what problem YOU think is solved....
And I have no tutor. All I have is myself thats why I want to public school ! And I'm definatly jealous of ANYONE lets get that striaght right now.
If your homeschooled...
its because its fun ( ive been homeschooled before )
If your in Public school..
its becuase public school is better and nicer then public school. public school is gross.
For the record, public school does not mean more drama. And secondly, it prepares you for the real world. You can't live in a bubble that mom and dad made for you all your life.
Haha very funny... I would if it was a hom school that my "teacher" would actually teach instead of being out all the time....
Crying doesn't mean your immature. I'm not asking you to throw a tantrum and beg to your parents in tears. That's just silly.
Shes not even helping me! If she wanted me to be safe and smart I can see that but.... safe a dumb won't help ANYTHING.
I went to public school from pre - 5 and was home schooled for the rest and i liked homeschooling better. Just saying.
Well then if your going to try and get your parents to reconsider, then bring in some tears. Crying always works.
Yeah pretty much! Well you may "think not" but I KNOW SO and if it is illegal why don't you tell my mom that.
I think u should be lucky that you don't have to go to public school, trust me it's a lot of drama
So what your trying to say is that you teach yourself? I think not because that is illegal!
Crying really is'nt going to show my mature side you know....
Thats not helping. Thanks making me more and more behind...
Of course you do I agreed with you.
Lol I know. I double agree
*if your in private school
Enjoy being home schooled
I doubt it'll work...
public schools bad