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The Home-Alone Homeschooler - soli - 03-28-2017 03:29 AM

"i'd be fine with you unschooling and that it's perfectly lawful, and i do trust you to be home alone, i just don't want you home alone and i can't work out of work."
solutions? i'm trying to look for some like sudbury schools but the nearest one is in austin, and i'm not close at all to austin.


i've also looked for these types of schools here in texas:
http://www.homeschool.com/new/difstyles.asp
http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/education/blog/types-of-schools/

but most of them would be me home alone, have a tuition, or none in texas.

Edit: I did find this article: http://www.homeschool.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=7070
the main idea i get from it is that maybe me and a friend could unschool together, or me and a friend could visit afterschool or something like that.


The Home-Alone Homeschooler: A Reply - soli - 03-28-2017 10:53 AM

http://education.penelopetrunk.com/2013/11/05/how-to-homeschool-as-a-single-parent/
http://www.lisanalbone.com/2015/01/unschooling-and-lonliness-what-about-friends/
http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/homeschooling/unschooling-101/

these links may help you!


The Home-Alone Homeschooler - SoulRiser - 03-28-2017 11:55 AM

Yeah, I guess hanging out at a friend's house is an option. Or some other relatives... or anyone reliable. Looks like you're finding some good ideas without any help. Smile

What is the reason he doesn't want you home alone? Safety?


RE: The Home-Alone Homeschooler - soli - 03-28-2017 12:06 PM

(03-28-2017 11:55 AM)SoulRiser Wrote:  Yeah, I guess hanging out at a friend's house is an option. Or some other relatives... or anyone reliable. Looks like you're finding some good ideas without any help. Smile

What is the reason he doesn't want you home alone? Safety?

thanks! so, he said he trusts me to be home alone, but it's mainly safety and kinda that i'd be lonely/start getting more anxious about social situations (which i know is true, at least for myself)

(he already knows school doesn't help me with situations lmao)


The Home-Alone Homeschooler - SoulRiser - 03-28-2017 12:53 PM

If anything, school stunted my social skills. I was actually more social and outgoing before I started going to school. So... yeah. I have no idea how people can seriously believe school teaches socialization. Rofl
I'm still dealing with social anxiety issues caused by people at school (I'm 34).


RE: The Home-Alone Homeschooler - soli - 03-28-2017 09:26 PM

(03-28-2017 12:53 PM)SoulRiser Wrote:  If anything, school stunted my social skills. I was actually more social and outgoing before I started going to school. So... yeah. I have no idea how people can seriously believe school teaches socialization. Rofl
I'm still dealing with social anxiety issues caused by people at school (I'm 34).

same here, at least so far. but i'm not sure if being home alone many-a-time will help them grow lol


The Home-Alone Homeschooler - SoulRiser - 03-29-2017 01:32 AM

It probably won't make social skills better, but at least it won't make them worse.

Interacting with humans is the only way to make it better, and it's pretty much essential that at least some of them are humans you can get along with. Otherwise you're just learning negative things.


The Home-Alone Homeschooler - James Comey - 03-29-2017 02:25 PM

It sounds like you're making progress. It sounds like you just need a bit more structure and you might be free.


RE: The Home-Alone Homeschooler - soli - 03-29-2017 09:16 PM

wow
i just found a jackpot of research and studies
http://www.secularhomeschool.com/in-other-words-/15606-when-right-age-start-being-home-alone.html
http://www.mothering.com/forum/50-learning-home-beyond/1271255-what-age-would-you-leave-homeschoolers-alone-if-you-had-work.html
http://thepioneerwoman.com/homeschooling/community-question-homeschooling-when-both-parents-work/
http://www.homeschool.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=7070
http://education.penelopetrunk.com/2013/10/23/what-homeschool-parents-should-worry-about-themselves/
http://education.penelopetrunk.com/2013/11/05/how-to-homeschool-as-a-single-parent/
http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/67548-can-an-older-child-homeschool-themselves-if-parents-have-to-work-is-it-legal/

most of these are forum sites but hey


RE: The Home-Alone Homeschooler - soli - 03-29-2017 09:24 PM

i also found this
https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/06/17/guide-to-the-best-homeschooling-and-unschooling-resources/
which may be useful in the future (sites for unschool info)


The Home-Alone Homeschooler - James Comey - 03-30-2017 01:51 AM

Keep building your case and you'll make progress.