How do you homeschool?
You may check your state's laws at
http://www.hslda.org/laws/default.asp. Some states are stricter in
requirements than others. You do not necessarily need a college
degree or prior teaching experience.
There are two different homeschooling exemptions, religious and
personal. Each have their own specific requirements as to which
records you keep (for example, you will have to keep track of your
child's immunization record for a personal exemption).
There are several different types of homeschooling, ranging from
eclectic and unschooling to traditional and religion-based. You'll
want to choose based on your own personal beliefs and which method
will work best for your child.
You do not need a lot of money to homeschool your child. You may
get most of your curriculum from your local library. There are
several states that will meet once a month to once a year selling
or giving curriculum away, and of course there is always rummage
You may homeschool your special needs and/or gifted child as
well. You may homeschool even if you are a single parent or you are
in a household with two working adults.
You may find several books on homeschooling different age ranges
or all of them together, homeschooling your special needs/gifted
child, homeschooling as a single parent and other books at your
local library or on the internet.