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Big Changes Ahead

August 25th, 2010 at 04:42 pm

I have posted regularly in a while but I have been around reading blogs. But I have a lot of things happening right now. I started my college courses, I am taking three this semester, which alone is going to be difficult for me since I also work full time and am a single mom. But I am also going to begin homeschooling my DD. There has been an incident at school that has been blown way out of proportion...she tried to walk home. Yep that is it. That is all she did and she even told a teacher she was doing it. And for that she has to go before a tribunal to see if she can continue at school. She also has to go before a juvenile court judge to face charges of being unruly. Now I agree that she needed to be disciplined so she wouldn't do it again, but having a tribunal? Having to go to court? And all of this was done by the principle. There is no requirement that these steps be taken. It was soley up to the principle. It just infuriates me! What would happen if she really was a trouble maker? Or did do something else so menial? Now she is in their sights. So therefore, I will be unenrolling her next week and begin homeschool. I am sure that I am going to have many late nights trying to keep up with everything that I have to do. But she is smart kid so I don't anticipate it being to difficult to homeschool her.

Anyway, financially, I am holding on by a string until I get my financial aid money. Should come in around Sept 4th. Then I should be fine.

12 Responses to “Big Changes Ahead”

  1. momcents Says:


    I don't know how old your daughter is (grade-wise), but I do believe that there are on-line curriculums that you could use for your daughter (more self-paced learning). I am sorry that your daughter had to go through this; I think there is a new "Zero Tolerance" policy on lots of things (especially at the start of a new year), which can make more out of situations than need be.

    Good luck to both of you as you start these new schooling adventures!

  2. Looking Forward Says:

    Good luck with everything!

  3. LuxLiving Says:

    OMGoodness the 'Nazi school correct' freaks are at it again!!!

    I unenrolled mine when a teacher INSISTED that my then 5 year old HAD TO sell candy bars. I don't think so! He's now 24 and never yet has HAD TO sell a candy bar. I offered a cash donation to the PTA or whatever fund it was, but no, "HE HAD TO DO IT" and she countermanded my directives to my child in front of me. Big No No!

    Good luck w/your new changes. Take it easy on yourself & the daughter for a bit. She's going to be learning whether you are cracking a giant whip or not. What are her interests? Get her a mag subscription to a mag that targets that interest. Find out where she might volunteer in that line of interest etc. Of course this only works if she's able to read.

  4. jewels3 Says:

    I wish you all the best. I homeschooled my daughter last year via a virtual school and that was challenging enough by itself, without factoring in work or school.

  5. campfrugal Says:

    I have homeschooled two of my children pretty much through all of their schooled years. We say home-educated, because not all of her curriculum was taught at home. My kids took classes from a local homeschooling group, Brigham Young University home study and home. My daughter, now 18, satisified her credits and graduated a year early and is on her second year of college, holding a 4.0, and earned a spot on the Dean's List; and my son, 15, is in his 10th grade year; and I can't tell you how gratifying it has all been.

    If you would like more information, just let me know.

  6. campfrugal Says:

    Sorry, I also wanted to mention. There are probably lots of support groups in your area. Just go to Yahoo Groups, type in homeschooling and your area and see what you come up with. Good Luck.

  7. susan Says:

    Before you start home-schooling, you should know that the head of a school is spelt "principal".

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Susan,

    Is the word "spelled" spelled differently in other countries? I am assuming you are from another country.

    NGG was upset. Spelling errors often occur when a person is upset.

  9. north georgia gal Says:

    Thanks FT for having my back! I surely do know that Principal of a school is spelled differently, but in the heat of anger made the mistake of typing principle.

  10. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    No problem. Smile I've done that myself a time or two (or three).

  11. terri77 Says:

    So what will you do with your daughter while you work? Is she old enough to home alone?

  12. terri77 Says:

    So what will you do with your daughter while you work? Is she old enough to be home alone?

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