i already checked with the state site on this
there r workbooks that give me direction in it and it comes with the answer key and everything all she has to do is check the work write down my grades and my state doesnt require any record but people said to keep them any way
how do i convince her to let me be homeschool and plus it wouldnt stop me from being social because i have a diffrent sport everyday anyway and i have alot of friends
any ideas at all to convice her at all i am an 8th grader and have all the paper work she needs to fill out for the state
shhhhhhhhhhhhhsssssssshhhhhhhh... she doesn't no!
I used to be in the same situation as you. I am now a happily homeschooled 6Th grader. I asked once, she said no. I asked again and again and again, etc. I told her that I knew, in the end, she would say yes, so she was just putting up a useless battle. I know I sound like a brat, but I was right. Just keep asking, and give her all the statistics that say homeschoolers do better on tests, etc. Go to the library, check out lots of books about homeschooling, read them, then ask her to read them. Tell her how you could learn different subjects. Tell her that you are very self motivated, and that she wouldn't have to put in very much work or effort.
Books I recommend are: The Teenage Liberation Handbook, Teach Your Own,(really anything by John Holt), Homesschooling For Dummies, etc. Just get as many books as possible about homeschooling. And do research on the Internet.
Ask for a trial period. Tell her that you can try it during the summer and if it works then you can do it for real when the school year starts. But remember, if she agrees to a trial period, you have to stay motivated to show her that it will work!
And about the socialization thing, HOMESCHOOLING DOES NOT KEEP KIDS FROM BEING SOCIALIZED!
I wish you Good Luck, and I hope that your mom will agree to homeschool you.
Why do you want to homeschool? That's an important thing to know. It could play into convincing your mom. AND do you know any other homeschooled kids? Thier parents could help ease your mom's worries. Next question. Does your mom work outside of the home? If she does your probably not going to win.
"oh what tangled webs we weave when we deceive"
You will never be able to do this without your parents permission. However, you have summer comming up. What will you be doing over the summer? It would be a good opportunity to show your mother that you are serious about homeschooling. Pick a 9th grade subject or 2 and learn it on your own. In New York there are regents exams that students have to pass at the end of the school year. Those exams are also availible in August. Check with your school and see if your state has equivalent tests and which ones will be availible in August. Passing an exam for a class you didn't actually take may go a long way to convincing your mom that you can do it on your own.
I'm a graduating senior with 12 years of homeschool experience, and a female only child, so I know what a big deal it is to have socialization opportunities. Chances are, if your mom isn't liking the idea of homeschooling, she won't be very likely to put much into it if she does end up homeschooling you. The mom's involvement is what makes or breaks how much happiness you have in homeschooling. If she refuses to get very involved, you won't be going to the skating parties, the learning co-op class days, or the homeschool teen get-togethers, especially if you're expecting to do sports and whatnot. Also, you'll be teaching yourself basically if she doesn't want to get involved. And trust me, the stage that you're at is very difficult to teach yourself. Geometry is not a fun subject to figure out on your own!
All in all, if Mom's not willing to, I would just drop it for a year. Or, I would find a couple of other families who homeschool, and get your mom to talk to them to find out how easy it is to homeschool!
I'm not sure if the regulations vary from state to state, but I'm almost positive your mom has to meet some time of teaching qualifications, unless that's part of the paper work you already have. I'm more interested in why you want to be homeschooled once you're already in 8th grade and have a healthy social life. Are you just afraid of high school or what?
Without knowing what her specific objections are, I'd just be guessing haphazardly at suggestions.
So here's my suggestion: leave her a note that you'd like to hear her objections to homeschooling, that you won't try to defend homeschooling or anything. Listen to what she says. Write it down if need be. Thank her for caring about you and sharing her concerns. Ask her if she'd be willing to just listen to your side of things after you think about hers.
Once you have her list of objections, really think about them and try to see her side of things. See how you might counteract them while still being respectful of her point of view.
Basically, it's all about communication. REALLY listening and understanding, not simply being able to verbatim repeat what someone has said. She may still not come around, but your communication with her will be better.
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