You have to get in his face and be downright mean in order for him to realize something is going on. He stood up for himself against a bully, and he is the one who got in trouble for it. It sickens me and it makes my blood boil to see this written in his records.
We sent her to school today, not very confident that she will make the right choices, but we have to let her try. We did a little friendly confrontation, with her two best friends putting in their thoughts too. Hopefully we woke her up. Teenagers are frustrating!! It’s not that I don’t want to homeschool […]
We learned yesterday that our 9th grade daughter hasn’t been entirely truthful with us regarding her friends and her life. I won’t go into details, but it is sufficient cause for us to seriously question our choice of public school for her. My husband told me in the heat of severe frustration, “Today was her […]
I have been hoping to have this published in a homeschool magazine or newspaper, but since I haven’t been able to find a way to do that, I am publishing it here. It was one very long article which I am in the process of editing down. If you wish to use this for a publication, please contact me.
A Fox in the Henhouse: A First-Hand View of Parent Partnership Programs
“Mom, can we get the acrylics TODAY?” my 13-year old asked for the twentieth time this year.
“No… well, maybe. We’ll see if we have time. When will you actually paint?” I replied. “Mom!” she sighed and threw up her hands in frustration, shaking her head as she walked out of the room.
She just loves to paint, and she’s talented, too. I just wish we had the time to let her do what she loves so much. It seems like all we do these days is run around. From an appointment, to school, back home again, only to dash out the door once more. It didn’t used to be this way. When we first began homeschooling, we were home nearly all the time. We had the luxury of time, and the pleasure of enjoying that time together. Sure, we took field trips, participated in a co-op, and did all the normal family errands, but we were home for that time we needed for schoolwork. Since we joined a “Parent Partnership Program” (PPP), our time has simply disintegrated. We had five years of traditional homeschooling, and we have had five years of this pseudo-school education.
My view of both has changed drastically.
“Mom, I want to be homeschooled again. Can you homeschool me?” Mom: “Howcome?” 6 year old: “School just takes too long. Please?” Mom: sigh. Arg.
At the beginning of the summer, I went back into homeschooling my boys with the understanding that my husband insisted they go to school in the fall. I am tired of arguing, and the Lord had really convicted me about being submissive to my husband in everything. So, as we did school over the summer, […]
“Well, he looks just like another Depakote baby that my friend is fostering.” A Depakote baby? Is there really such a thing? From the time we got D1, we were asked all kinds of questions. Not just the regular ones that all foster parents are asked, such as “Is Mom on drugs?”, “Don’t his parents […]