Sunday, September 13, 2015
I am learning that there is no easy answer to improving the high school experience.
Homeschooled teen (back in the day) I'm bored, I want more teens to hang with, but gets to sleep in, do own projects, immerse himself in most recent passion. ( and later has no problem integrating into school setting)
14yo at traditional HS, has band, x-country, track, theatre, etc. but a boat load of pointless homework, no sleep, and more stress than is healthy or appropriate.
17yo at early college high school - no extras (like band, art, drama), but has college schedule, can sleep in, will graduate HS with 60+ college credits.
So, no matter what educational setting your kid is in, I salute you.
Good on ya for not strangling the kid or bashing the school!
As my 9th grader learns to "do" school, my 12th grader works through the college application process (at the same time as carrying a full college load), my youngest continues to homeschool (and try on adolescent attitude) and I run the Mom Taxi service, I am trying to practice detachment.
It's so hard! I just want everyone to chill the f* out. Especially me. (Except, chill after you do your homework, 'K?)
Wine. Perhaps that the answer. I'll let you know