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School or Homeschool?

Postby Sharpscope » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:56 pm

Hello i know i havent posted in a while sorry just had some stuff to do in life so :(

Anyway obviously what the title says thats what im talking about.

Ive really been like hopping between these. kindergarden and 1'st grade i was in school but my mom talked me into homeschooling. i was doin good for 3rd grade 4th grade i fell behind BUT my mom skipped me to 6th grade It was alright at first then it got bad again. Last night i talked to my mom about going back to school because im "Forced" to do my school so im able to keep up. My mom says all this stuff about drugs and cussing wiche i know how to ignore it. Plus if i need to i can promise i wont do drug's or anything bad there.

So i have really had one or two reasons for coming back to school its not decided yet whether or not i go back i bet i wont go back wiche will dissapoint me but..

Truly im not getting my school done getting homeschooled so if i go to school i either go there and get it done or i get in trouble. My mom has alot of crap to do as well. Working at night (starts around 4 in the afternoon) taking care of a baby my older sister had because she has work as well.. (she's 18+) Also she has to worry about are homeschooling wiche is a big pain to do all that getting up early enough to get us started and well yea it isint working.

I tried convincing her (she drinks so i tried then.. lol advantage) And she say's she'll talk to my dad about it and yeah idc if im held back one grade its nothing big as long as i catch up. Wiche i will. now the reason's i wanna go back to school are:

1: Im the people kind of person.And we dont have the gas/money to go around to places so i can make friends so.. Yeah school is one way i get friends that are around my age so yeah.

2. I get FORCED to do it or else i get in trouble. Meaning i alwayse have my school being done wiche is somewhat time consuming but hey! im 12. I have all the time i need. (mostly...)

3. Im a people person and really i wouldint be asking if i really didint want it so... if i ask i actually want it basically and i REALLY wanna go to school.Seems like you get tought better at homeschooling but it is NOT GETTING DONE at my home so i really am trying to keep my grades together and yeah if i go back to school i get it done!

4. Im mostly alone like my mom isint really there to tell me something important or its just i dont understand something. She'll tell me and it really helps but theres only so much a mom can do (school work taking care of baby etc..)


I ALREADY KNOW my dad's ganna say no so i dont know why i tried. But i really, really, REALLY wanna go back to school.

Can someone tell me if this is a good idea or should i stick to homeschooling?

Another issue i wont be able to see my mom as much but really its either:

I have no friends im lonely but im homeschooled.

Or i have friends im not lonely and i actualy get my school done.

But the 2nd option my mom will quit/change times in her job because it seems that are times are really not ganna be able to see eachother AT ALL unless at weekend's so yeah.

:( My mind's been filled with this for ages now i just want some help and really need some advice.
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Re: School or Homeschool?

Postby Aduvash » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:12 pm

I was always home schooled and I think that that is better then going to public school, though I haven't been schooled any time recently so I try to teach myself stuff. There's also a large chance for you to get bullied in public school, or so I hear.
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Re: School or Homeschool?

Postby Sharpscope » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:47 pm

Aduvash wrote:I was always home schooled and I think that that is better then going to public school, though I haven't been schooled any time recently so I try to teach myself stuff. There's also a large chance for you to get bullied in public school, or so I hear.


I already know how to deal with bully's and really bully's dont really make me scared of public school.
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Re: School or Homeschool?

Postby YetiChow » Tue Jun 05, 2012 6:45 am

Totally normal school - I'm a people person as well, and while I was heavily bullied in primary school, high school was a blast :D Also, that bullying hasn't ruined my life and having to deal with mean kids is a great lesson in life, much better to learn it when you're young than when you're an adult with most of your views and values decided (though not to the degree I was - I wouldn't wish that on anyone, not even the people who did it to me). While homeschooling is a valid option, it sounds like you know what you need to get out of your education is more than just textbook knowledge. Honestly, spending time at a good (i.e. supportive and well-enough equipped school with passionate and proffessional staff) beats the pants off homeschooling in my book; provided that you are the kind of person who can work within the school system and thrives off social interaction.

So yeah, it's your life so stand up for what you want - you're the person who knows most about what you want and need, and a school education is a once-only opportunity.


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Re: School or Homeschool?

Postby tom k. » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:03 am

Your mum is worried about drugs? In the 6th grade? You must live in a TERRIBLE area :O

I think that maybe your mum is over thinking everything. I went through my entire school life without any drug trouble. Yea, language can be a problem in schools but it's just words. If you aren't happy with homeschooling, then your mum should understand. Tell her how you really feel :)

I went through all my school life perfectly fine. Yes, there were bullies but I learned to ignore them. They'll soon get bored. The best thing about school is the people around you.
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Re: School or Homeschool?

Postby Jon_jon13 » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:49 am

If you don't mind about bullies, school all the way. From 12 to 16 years especially, people can be really stupid and mean sometimes. From 16 on, as studying becomes optional (at least in spain) people start to mind their business and rarely someone bothers you. I've had the worst episode of my life while going to school, but it wasn't school's fault. Just a couple of "friends" that betrayed me and started taking other friends apart from me with lies and sh*t. That can (and sadly, probably will) happen outside of school too, so ... :roll:

I've been bullied a bit. Well, i don't even consider it "bullying" as at least here, that word seems to be used for bigger things. I was just called names and sometimes people made fun of me. But nothing major, that didn't worry me much. Everyone had their share of that and it rarely went too far. And well, if someone crossed the line... Let's just say that back in the days, when I raged, I RAGED HARD. My face used to *literally* turn red, I started crying (RAGE TEARS, ROAR), and lost control of myself. People compared me with sayans from Dragon Ball. Ah, fun times... :lol: Now i'm almost as pacific as Ghandi... who would've known!

lol, i'm rambling! Anyway, School's not the best thing in the world, but education is really important in life, and you can make friends there too. Some people are just stupid and will bother you a bit, but there are some good people that are worth the trouble. And you will have so many stories to tell when you are older! :D
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Re: School or Homeschool?

Postby Colombo » Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:06 pm

It depends on area and quality of school.

But I think, that homeschooling is crap. Schools are about other thins, than only learn physics, chemistry, history and math... It is about being in group, working together, socialising and learning, how to work around abusing etc. Learning, that there are a lot of dumb people, bitches and treacherous guys everywhere...
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Re: School or Homeschool?

Postby Kleko » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:03 am

I would strongly recommend going to public school. My views are most likely biasted by the fact that I'm from Norway (our law prohibits home schooling), but I've had quite a few friends online who have been home schooled.

First off you should think about perspectives. Your mother and father might have a very sensible idea about how the world works and what's right and wrong. However home schooling will not enable you to see why your mother might be smart.
I feel that everyone should be able to mingle with a magnitude of people so that you yourself can form an opinion about what's wrong and right. Also school will not only teach you about subjects, but also different methods of learning. When/if you go to college you'll find it quite different from high school and radically different from home schooling.

Of course you're going to learn a lot about drugs and cussing. That's life, you'll have to talk and work with people with widely different views on both in later life anyway. See school as a chance to encounter drugs, alcohol and all that mack guffins so that you in later life can think up your own views on the matter. It's not really something your parents can screen you from forever anyways.

Public schools can be rough. Depend on where you live, if you're black or white and of course if you are a nerd or just different. Most likely you will meet people who you find stupider then spiderite and you will meet people who outshine you, but most important of all: you'll meet people who you like and befriend. It might take some time, but it's worth it.

Home schooling will not give you the full range off experiences you could have had, which is sad. Experiences form our mind and the way we think. It will make you reflect over the simple truths in life. You might get better schooling at home, but even if you got to public school you can still work at home. The fact that you'll see less of your mum is a great shame, but your parents should let you meet other people your age and not only on the internet. You'll still have weekends which you can spend with her and those times will be even sweeter due to the fact that it's not something that happens every day.

I hope your parents lets you join a public school. It will help your further education. You will learn hidden social rules and you will get friends. You will reap a harvest of experiences and memories which you will treasure in later life. You will be able to reflect over right and wrong in a whole other way because now you will see more of the picture. Cussing ain't that bad and drugs can be fun (don't smoke pot before you're 20, but try it with a few good friends then). If you never encounter smoke or alcohol before you're of legal age you will be in deep spiderite. It's soooo easy to trick/fool/Furburite over someone who has never tried anything "bad".

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Re: School or Homeschool?

Postby City Builder » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:26 am

I highly suggest that you go back to traditional school.

It's really much like a puppy (bear with me here for a moment), when puppies are quite young they need to be socialized with their littermates for at least a certain amount of time, and as they get older (still in their infant years however) they continually need to be socialized not only with people but with other dogs.

People are much the same, of the people that I know that were home schooled (by themselves, they have no siblings) they are probably the most anti social group of people that I know. I'm not saying that about every person home schooled as I only know about 6 or 7 of them personally but all 6 or 7 of them are quite anti social compared to our other group of friends that we all interact with.

I think that traditional school teaches more than just an 3 R education, it also allows you to socialize with others, network with others, and much much more.

My parents thought about home schooling me with a private teacher because they didn't like the local public schools and how they were run, and what element it brought into the school apparently. Instead they finally settled on sending me to private boarding school instead which is something I wouldn't trade the experience of for anything in the world. The friends that I made, and the memories that I have of those years are some of the best in my life and actually something that I reminisce back on when life gets really tough just to give my brain a little break from reality for a while. Oh and that was about some 35 to 40 some odd years ago, but I still think of the memories today and still participate with the friends that I made in school even all these years later. You really will make life long friends in school and trust me when I say that most people will need these friends going through their own lives.
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Re: School or Homeschool?

Postby YetiChow » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:03 am

all of this is great advice, but the person asking the orignial question stopped being involved in these forums about 6 months ago...
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