advice - 15 year old daughter went on independent study

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advice - 15 year old daughter went on independent study

Unread postby ThroughTheNever » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:59 am

My daughter who has/still really good grades, but has had issues with kids in the past, decided to tell mom she is depressed and wanted to go on independent study. Something happened at school and she is not telling us. She basically has about three hours of homework a week now and does not much of anything else. She is now seeing a counselor once a week but I don't think she is depressed. I think its good that she is going. I think she is unhappy but not depressed. The school she went to was small, I told her we could change schools, but she doesn't want to go back to public school. Her mom doesn't really enforce any rules so I choose to try and parallel parent. I'm kind at a loss right now about what to do.
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Re: advice - 15 year old daughter went on independent study

Unread postby BartSimpson » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:40 am

Is she on birth control?
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Re: advice - 15 year old daughter went on independent study

Unread postby ThroughTheNever » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:00 pm

Bart she is not on birth control.
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Re: advice - 15 year old daughter went on independent study

Unread postby Trevor » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:14 pm

Has she been eating lots of oreos and listening to Pink Floyd and Bob Marley recently?
"Personal density is directly proportional to temporal bandwidth."
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Re: advice - 15 year old daughter went on independent study

Unread postby ThroughTheNever » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:27 pm

Trevor she has been eating a lot of hot cheetos and listening to NIN. Is it okay for her to say "< edited > it" and go on independent study? She is applying to get a work permit. I'm on the fence about this because I would hate for her not to go to college. This just doesn't sit well with me.
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Re: advice - 15 year old daughter went on independent study

Unread postby afc » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:32 pm

College is not for everyone and it is an expensive mistake to find out the hard way.

What is this work study all about?
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Re: advice - 15 year old daughter went on independent study

Unread postby ThroughTheNever » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:41 pm

She wants to get a work permit so she can work part time and do independent study. I'm not against that but I really want to know why she wants to drop out of regular school. I'm not poor so it not like she has to work for stuff. My theory is she has a hard time dealing with other girls at school. Is dropping out of high school the correct choice? I'm not a hard < hindquarters > by any means my only real requirement is decent grades.
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Re: advice - 15 year old daughter went on independent study

Unread postby Trevor » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:42 pm

Well, bullying, pregnancy, and drug use are certainly three potential reasons. How far away from you is she living?

What's your daughter have to say?
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Re: advice - 15 year old daughter went on independent study

Unread postby ThroughTheNever » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:59 pm

I think it might be bullying but she completely shuts down about it, she has had issues with other girls at that school. She lives about 15 minutes from me and the mom and I pretty much do 50/50 split
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Re: advice - 15 year old daughter went on independent study

Unread postby afc » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:00 pm

Well, would you want to go into work everyday and face co workers who make your life a living hell? If this is bullying, you can't really blame her.

Are there any private schools around?
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