Topic: Advice Please
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July 15th, 2010, 01:03 PM
Motherbird Motherbird is offline
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They say all this because they're worried and afraid and probably dont' have much experience with the concept of homeschooling. But he is your child, not theirs. I would absolutely not let them sway you. In fact, avoid the conversation all together. Tell them you're not going to discuss it if they aren't able to be supportive.

I think many of us have faced similar opposition. But eventually most grandparents come around because they see that the child is doing well and learning. If they can see that he has a one or two good friends and is participating in a club or sport or something, even better. They may never fully support the idea, but hopefully they will eventually stop thinking that you are ruining his life.
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SciGuy,14 Butterfly Girl,12 Wyldchild,7 FlowerFairy,5 and Babybird,3

and RK, 13, exchange student from Japan

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