I have found an option for Salinda. It's Online High School which would mean she would be home all the time but I would not be responsible for her education. It actually sounds like a good option for her but I am in the middle of writing an agreement to have her setting her own hours and coming up with her own consequences. I am willing to give this a shot for two reasons:
1) She is seeking an alternative to quitting school and she is smart and has potential to go to college. She wants to work as a probation officer or a social worker of some kind and she could probably do a fairly good job. I hate to see her feel like she has no choice but to rebel and drop out of school.
2) In the long run it may actually save me time and energy if she can work the program well.
She was open to hearing about it after school and we just may make it work.
Bart had a lengthy and not so positive conversation with Mike while I was dealing with Salinda's drama. What a day!
But now I'm at Dunn Brothers with Dminyk so he can get help with his homework and I can get him out of the house where he often rages about homework. I tried to explain to him that I came here often and that I really didn't need his instruction about where to sit or what to do. He said, "Yup, Mom. youre' right. You're the expert and I'm the learner."
Now if I could just get them all to realize an acknowledge that!