|Bestbirths, I am OK with her trying out for varisty next year. The varsity try-outs are this year when we wil be away on our vacation.However, she is not ready to hang out with 16,17, and 18 year olds. Next year, will make sure,she can go to team camp and try out for varsity.
The public school objection is many things. The learning differences she has will be ignored/not dealt with and she will experience a lot of failure.(She is deaf in one ear plus dyslexic) Conformity,control,and consumersim are my main objection to schools (not just public) I do not want her with peers for 8-10 hours a day. Plus,the interests she has art,music,her freedom will pretty much disapear. She is a strong conformist (unlike brother,nearly 17) and she would do anythig to fit in) She has a few years till college (4). I have doing a lot of work this summer to make sure she has positive stuff going into the fall. She will be doing singing lessons (her interest). She is just hooked up with an active youth group. She does an online school-there will be 6 challenging and interesting courses that do not all rely on me but I will be there for guidance and support. She will also be at this school nearly every day for volleyball practices and games. Sallie
Sallie, I completely understand as my daughter is dyslexic too and that would be my concern too. It's not that I am downing the public schools, it is just that dyslexia is REALLY difficult to deal with for anyone, and one on one attention tailored program just for their needs seems to work best. Plus, there is a strong stigma to be an older child with reading difficulties in school, regardless of how wonderful the teachers may be. I view homeschooling partially as protecting my child's self esteem (at least trying to). A lot of people homeschool for this very reason. Our local group is mostly parents just like me. I would be concerned about my child developing relationships with older girls too, now that you mention it, because she is already interested in older things and I wouldn't want to encourage (the boy interest especially). I wouldn't want her hanging out with older girls who are interested in even older boys. I totally get that.
|YEah, it's a bit odd to go to the store and buy eyeliner for your son. But hey - whatever.
There are worse thing to buy for your son I'd think....like condoms...I'd definately rather buy eyeliner than condoms! Maybe the eyeliner popularity is from the Pirates of the Caribean craze, Johnny Depp wears eyeliner in that movie, and no one is laughing at him.
My daughter is now taking the eyeliner and extending it way past the end of her eye. It's like now that boys are wearing eyeliner, they have to wear....even more eyeliner....or something. It's an eyeliner contest.