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I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

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Everyone else: If after everything I've said so far, you still don't understand my motivations, I think it's unlikely that you will. We're just too different. Maybe someday in the future it might make sense, but until then, there's no point in arguing about it. I don't have the time or the energy for arguing anymore. I will focus my time and energy on people who support me, and those who need help.

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"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/educati...f-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_po...p?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.

"In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.” -Tom Bodett


I'm a teen girl who radically despises school for being the way it is. I'm also a poet/writer/artist. i couldn't decide on one thing.

wow ethan great moves keep it up proud of you


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The Home-Alone Homeschooler: A Reply

http://education.penelopetrunk.com/2013/...le-parent/
http://www.lisanalbone.com/2015/01/unsch...t-friends/
http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/hom...oling-101/

these links may help you!

"In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.” -Tom Bodett


I'm a teen girl who radically despises school for being the way it is. I'm also a poet/writer/artist. i couldn't decide on one thing.

wow ethan great moves keep it up proud of you


https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL...tVd-9qr4Hk i suggest you look at this
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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?

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(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)

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wow ethan great moves keep it up proud of you


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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).

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(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

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wow ethan great moves keep it up proud of you


https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL...tVd-9qr4Hk i suggest you look at this
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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.

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so i called my mom and i talked to her and she completely agrees with me and watched Boyinaband's Don't Stay In School.

"In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.” -Tom Bodett


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wow ethan great moves keep it up proud of you


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

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wow
i just found a jackpot of research and studies
http://www.secularhomeschool.com/in-othe...alone.html
http://www.mothering.com/forum/50-learni...-work.html
http://thepioneerwoman.com/homeschooling...ents-work/
http://www.homeschool.com/forum/forum_po...p?TID=7070
http://education.penelopetrunk.com/2013/...hemselves/
http://education.penelopetrunk.com/2013/...le-parent/
http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/topic/...-it-legal/

most of these are forum sites but hey

"In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.” -Tom Bodett


I'm a teen girl who radically despises school for being the way it is. I'm also a poet/writer/artist. i couldn't decide on one thing.

wow ethan great moves keep it up proud of you


https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL...tVd-9qr4Hk i suggest you look at this
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i also found this
https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/06/1...resources/
which may be useful in the future (sites for unschool info)

"In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.” -Tom Bodett


I'm a teen girl who radically despises school for being the way it is. I'm also a poet/writer/artist. i couldn't decide on one thing.

wow ethan great moves keep it up proud of you


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Keep building your case and you'll make progress.

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