Convincing Parents to
I would start by locating some information on homeschooling. See if
your area has any homeschooling organizations that your Mom could
ask questions to.
Do a search for homeschool high schools. There are many
accredited high schools that offer regular high school diplomas to
homeschooled children. They also offer classes, online and through
distance learning. Your mom or dad would simply have to supervise
you and provide structured time for you to complete the assignments
sent by the school.
Go online or to your local library and research information on
homeschooling for your parents to read. Although, the ultimate
decision will be left up to your parents.
As a homeschooled student, I know it as a fact that parents
don't have to have a Ph.D to homeschool. My mom, who is a single
mom, homeschools my sister and me *and* has two jobs, is absolutely
horrible at math, science, and English; yet I maintain an A in all
my subjects but algebra, in which I maintain a satisfactory C.
The best time to ask for complicated changes in schooling from
parents is when you have set an appointment with them. Sit quitely
with both of them when they are rested and calm at the appointed
time. Then, ask them to be home schooled giving your various
reasons. Be sure to listen carefully to their concerns and to reply
respectfully. Try to understand their point of views and they will
be more respectful of yours.
Well, I'm in the process of trying to get homeschooled as a
freshman right now. This site really is helping as I read it
because I hate my school right now. I'm actually trying to make a
PowerPoint on why I should be home schooled and from reading all
these other topics, it really does make me feel like I have a
I've just got the problem that my parents are divorced, and my
mom says yes, she's behind me 100%, but my dad is just saying
i homeschooled till third grade, and now I'm a freshmen and I've
hated school the whole time I've been in the system.
That's so akward, my parents are also divorced. I homeschooled
in the third through forth grade until they got divorced -- I
returned to my great private school, then this year (9th grade) I
got through the first semester at my public school alright, but...
the system sucks. :|
I haven't proposed my opinion to my dad (although it will be my
mom's decision in the end), and I have to work on an actual
curriculum/financial "scenario" in order to convince her.
Just tell them that it's easier because you don't have to pay
for a bunch of school supplies and such. Also say it'll be safer
for you at home than going to a school. If there are bullies in
your school, you could avoid them by being at home instead. It
always helps to tell your parents that they're smarter than your
teachers, easier to talk to, and other nice things. Not exactly to
"butter them up", but to make it more obvious how much you want to
be home schooled.
You show them all the benefits of homeschooling, and prove to
them that you've actually done research on it. Also, don't be
afraid to show them any of the cons to homeschooling because they
will come up eventually, and to pretend they don't exist won't help
your case. With that, you can tell them how you plan to overcome
those cons and show how the pros to homeschooling greatly
outweigh any of the factual or fictional negativity it has garnered