View Full Version : Healthy support for teens in CA?
09-29-2005, 04:07 PM
Hi, what I'm looking for is explained in the title. I live in Southern California, Los Angeles to be kindof exact and I am actually homeshooled. Being 15 and not having a scrap of a social life is extremly difficult at this point. :( Also, being a little overweight, (correction, I don't look overweight, but my bodytype is small so I could lose 10 pounds) is a barrier that kindof keeps me from jumping into teenage situations because we all know how critical teens are about appearence!!! :eek:
Does anybody know of somewhere, like a website or something that has listings of clubs, or support groups for teens that are homeschooled, or enjoy singing, or anything about raw food!, because that is what fills my life up right now...
I really would like to get some nice and morally healthy friends that live close to me, but I have NO idea where to look for that. Any help would be totally awesome!!! :)
Also, the raw food forum has been a godsend. Thankx to everyone who is supportive to all the people who come on here and share their concerns. I know I appreciate it!!! :D
09-29-2005, 07:32 PM
I don't really know of any places in LA, but I did want to write and send you some encouragement. I was homeschooled when growing up, and I know what you mean about how the social life can be a problem. I am 22 now and looking back on it I am VERY happy I didn't attend school. Although it could get lonely at times, I had a LOT of freedom to do other things. I got my first job working at an ice rink when I was 11. Most of my friends came from there (and are still my friends now). Because I wasn't locked in a school building from 7-3 everyday, I worked a lot and met a lot of friends through there. I worked at ice rinks, restaurants, hair salons, etc. Maybe you should consider getting a part time job somewhere (like a health food store, bookstore, sports arena, etc). It's always nice to have the extra cash around and never know who you might meet. A lot of places will hire at 15, too. There is a law about how many hours you can work at that age, but that usually isn't a problem. I did go to school for a semester my junior year of highschool and HATED it. It was like prison, and I was stuck with people all day that I really didn't have that much in common with anyway and didn't want to be friends with. You're not missing anything!
10-04-2005, 11:36 AM
Here is a site I found: http://lahomeschool.50megs.com/ and if you scroll down their page, you'll see a list of teen/pre-teen groups. Now these are online groups (I think) BUT, through them you could possibly make a connection and hook-up with some of them in person! Now as for raw food teen groups, there is one that comes to mind, but I'll have to look the site up and get back to you on that.
Lisa, I'd LOVE to talk more with you via PM or email about your experiences as a homeschooled child who is now an adult. I homeschool my 4 chilren and perhaps you might have some things of interest to share with them about your experiences and why you feel it was a positive thing (?). Also, would you consider sharing on the thread we have for homeschoolers here on this forum in the "Raising Raw Kids" area?
Okay Lea, here is the raw foods group for teens: http://rawfoodie.proboards37.com/index.cgi
10-04-2005, 06:02 PM
i don't live in CA but i'm 16 and i go to school...but i'm on the raw journey too...u can send me messages anytime or post...i'll check up on u too and leave comments :p
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