RIP School Survival Forums
August 2001 - June 2017

The School Survival Forums are permanently retired. If you need help with quitting school, unsupportive parents or anything else, there is a list of resources on the Help Page.

If you want to write about your experiences in school, you can write on our blog.

To everyone who joined these forums at some point, and got discouraged by the negativity and left after a while (or even got literally scared off): I'm sorry.

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.

I can handle quite a lot of negativity and even abuse now, but that isn't the point. I want to help people. I want to help the people who need it the most, and I want to help people like the 1996 version of me.

I'm still figuring out the best way to do that, but as it is now, these forums are doing more harm than good, and I can't keep running them.

Thank you to the few people who have tried to understand my point of view so far. I really, really appreciate you guys. You are beautiful people.

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.

-SoulRiser

The forums are mostly read-only and are in a maintenance/testing phase, before being permanently archived. Please use this time to get the contact details of people you'd like to keep in touch with. My contact details are here.

Please do not make a mirror copy of the forums in their current state - things will still change, and some people have requested to be able to edit or delete some of their personal info.


Post Reply 
 
Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Great. My parents took away my computer.
Author Message
Larryington Offline
Something Clever Goes Here

Posts: 58
Joined: Feb 2014
Thanks: 0
Given 6 thank(s) in 5 post(s)
Post: #1
Great. My parents took away my computer.

My parents took away my computer, because they want to ensure that I finish my overdue literature project. I don't know what else to ay right now, except that my mom is really mad at me, and my parents are arguing over something in their room.

Hopefully, they won't take my phone away.
03-17-2014 02:10 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
xcriteria Offline
Fanatic

Posts: 3,090
Joined: Oct 2005
Thanks: 814
Given 930 thank(s) in 612 post(s)
Post: #2
RE: Great. My parents took away my computer.

Wow :(

You might want to read Justin's thread I posted in a reply on on crazyguy's thread.

I'm working on an alternative writing/English/literature class... one that happens outside of school.

What's the project you have to do?

Peter Gray & allies launching the Alliance for Self-directed Education

ASDE Newsletters: #1 Announcement | #2 History of ASDE | #6 Education Liberation


School Survival & Catalyst Learning Network featured on AlternativestoSchool's blog
“Mom, Dad, can I stop going to school?”

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking when the Stakes are High

Hidden stuff:
03-17-2014 02:27 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
craxyguy562 Offline
Pariah

Posts: 964
Joined: Oct 2013
Thanks: 172
Given 133 thank(s) in 97 post(s)
Post: #3
Great. My parents took away my computer.

I understand. Sadhug

[Image: gUJMoO7.png]

Hidden stuff:
Homework brings the hell of school home.

Gwedin Wrote:  Dat feel when you get home, realise it's Friday, and itch your buttcrack.
(This post was last modified: 03-17-2014 02:35 AM by craxyguy562.)
03-17-2014 02:34 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
James Comey Away
Banished Oldfaf in Exile

Posts: 6,500
Joined: Aug 2013
Thanks: 1078
Given 2293 thank(s) in 1517 post(s)
Post: #4
Great. My parents took away my computer.

Ah, the quite infamous trick of taking away your things as punishment for bad grades.

RIP GWEDIN
RIP URITIYOGI
RIP NIGHT
RIP VONUNOV
RIP WES/THEWAKE
RIP USERNAME

[Image: Nas-One-Love.jpg]

Stop jerking off to porn and whining and do something about it

Make School Survival Great Again - MSSGA

Hidden stuff:

[Image: BallsofSteel2.png]
[Image: mg_michelle_2020.png]
03-17-2014 04:06 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Gwedin Offline
dumb shithead

Posts: 2,361
Joined: May 2013
Thanks: 217
Given 559 thank(s) in 410 post(s)
Post: #5
Great. My parents took away my computer.

Yes! Because nothing motivates me to better my grades more than taking away from me the only things that make life bearable! -_-
03-17-2014 04:49 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
 Thanks given by: HawkbitAlpha , craxyguy562 , Trar , GamerGurl , SoulRiser
Cianna200 Offline
Pariah

Posts: 948
Joined: Oct 2013
Thanks: 2
Given 366 thank(s) in 210 post(s)
Post: #6
RE: Great. My parents took away my computer.

That's a poor way to get your child to do your bidding. ''Do as I say or I'll take it all away.''. Kinda immorally selfish as it breeds the horrible term ''authoritarianism''. Hug /Gewdin you took the words right out of my mouth Smile
(This post was last modified: 03-17-2014 05:43 AM by Cianna200.)
03-17-2014 05:31 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
 Thanks given by: craxyguy562 , GamerGurl
rockstarjim22 Offline
"I see no god up here, only Doge"

Posts: 303
Joined: Feb 2014
Thanks: 10
Given 47 thank(s) in 32 post(s)
Post: #7
RE: Great. My parents took away my computer.

(03-17-2014 04:06 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  Ah, the quite infamous trick of taking away your things as punishment for bad grades.

My parents took away my xbox 360 until i get all A's :(

I am 14, and have my own computer repair business! And I'm a small time DJ also. No joke.

If you need tech support, PM me. Everything's free of charge. I use Teamviewer in case it's needed.

[Image: card.png]

[Image: 42486.png]
03-17-2014 07:30 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
James Comey Away
Banished Oldfaf in Exile

Posts: 6,500
Joined: Aug 2013
Thanks: 1078
Given 2293 thank(s) in 1517 post(s)
Post: #8
Great. My parents took away my computer.

^Wow. That's just wrong.

RIP GWEDIN
RIP URITIYOGI
RIP NIGHT
RIP VONUNOV
RIP WES/THEWAKE
RIP USERNAME

[Image: Nas-One-Love.jpg]

Stop jerking off to porn and whining and do something about it

Make School Survival Great Again - MSSGA

Hidden stuff:

[Image: BallsofSteel2.png]
[Image: mg_michelle_2020.png]
03-17-2014 07:56 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
isolatedsystem Offline
Revolutionary

Posts: 302
Joined: Nov 2013
Thanks: 27
Given 41 thank(s) in 35 post(s)
Post: #9
RE: Great. My parents took away my computer.

I feel your pain :(
Some days ago mine took my passwords! It's just so wrong ...but finally I talked to them and they gave me back
03-17-2014 07:58 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Larryington Offline
Something Clever Goes Here

Posts: 58
Joined: Feb 2014
Thanks: 0
Given 6 thank(s) in 5 post(s)
Post: #10
Great. My parents took away my computer.

@xcriteria , this project is about The Crucible. I hate that play. I guess it's just too negative for me to like it, plus we got to watch the movie also, and it had the most bitter ending I have ever scene in a movie. I'll take a look at that thread later.

I don't have much more time. My mom is at work and my dad and sister are at my grandma's house. My dad had threatened to take my phone away, since he saw me using it, when I was suppost to work on my project. He put my phone on the other side of the table to keep me from using my phone. If my dad sees me on my phone again, he'll probably take that away from me to.

Thanks for the response guys. Wish me luck and hope and pray for the best.
03-17-2014 08:18 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Ky Offline
Shadow

Posts: 5,201
Joined: Aug 2012
Thanks: 1794
Given 1468 thank(s) in 972 post(s)
Post: #11
Great. My parents took away my computer.

I preferred Death of a Salesman.

Anyway, that sucks; I know what it's like to get the computer taken away.

Public Service Announcement: First world problems are still problems.
03-17-2014 08:31 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Larryington Offline
Something Clever Goes Here

Posts: 58
Joined: Feb 2014
Thanks: 0
Given 6 thank(s) in 5 post(s)
Post: #12
Great. My parents took away my computer.

My mom just told me that if I didn't turn in everything that I was suppost to, then I'd "be in a lot of trouble". She also said that I'd "better study for that Spanish test" when I get home from school tomorrow. She also said this very angrily.

I'm also pretty sure that my phone is going to be taken away from me soon. My mom just caught me using it when I was suppost to be doing my homework. She just nervously laughed and said that I should do my homework.

Right now, I feel like I can't please her, no matter what I do. I just hope my parents don't find out that I'm on these forums, or I'm really screwed, especially at this point.
03-17-2014 11:40 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
 Thanks given by: Trar , SoulRiser
scorchededge243 Away
Revolutionary

Posts: 115
Joined: Feb 2014
Thanks: 7
Given 20 thank(s) in 14 post(s)
Post: #13
RE: Great. My parents took away my computer.

(03-17-2014 07:56 AM)Hansgrohe Wrote:  ^Wow. That's just wrong.

I swear to you that's my quote 0_0
03-17-2014 04:36 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
scorchededge243 Away
Revolutionary

Posts: 115
Joined: Feb 2014
Thanks: 7
Given 20 thank(s) in 14 post(s)
Post: #14
RE: Great. My parents took away my computer.

That sucks dude. My parents are to involved in their own lives (screwing it up by the way) to notice all the gay porn I search for. Oh, and world domination schemes. Fu
03-17-2014 04:38 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  My parents are great but... DrMedicine 5 2,744 02-10-2014 02:24 PM
Last Post: Trar

Forum Jump:


User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Contact Us | School Survival | Return to Top | Return to Content | Mobile Version | RSS Syndication