The Homeschooling Option: How to Decide When It’s Right for Your Family


DIVDIVDIVIn this accessible and honest look at homeschooling, Lisa Rivero explores the diverse faces of homeschooled students and the ways in which it can help children with special learning needs. She corrects misconceptions through profiles of diverse families and addresses the changing and complex needs of children today. This book addresses the major questions parents are bound to have as they consider this option: socialization, curriculum, special needs arrangements, resources, and more. /DIVDIVDIVDIVIntroduction * Home, School, and Education * A History of Homeschooling * Hidden Truths of Homeschooling * Homeschool Days: What Does Learning at Home Look Like? * Homeschooling for Special Needs * Teens at Home: Homeschooling for High School * Parent Coffee Break: Frequently Asked Questions * The Homeschool Option: Making the Decision and Getting Started * Epilogue: Homeschooling for the Twenty-First Century * Appendix: Contact Information for State Laws and Support GroupsB/B/DIVDIVDIVDIVDIVThis book will at once reassure parents that they are not alone in this voyage.–David Albert, columnist,IHome Education Magazine/IDIVDIV Praise forICreative Home Schooling/I:DIVA solid, accessible, ‘user friendly’ guide packed with advice, information, ideas, and insights on homeschooling especially gifted children.–IMidwest Book Review/I/DIVDIVDIVDIVBLisa Rivero/Bis a freelance writer whose articles have appeared inIParenting for High Potential/I,IUnderstanding Gifted Children/I,IThe Roeper Review/I, andIThe Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel/I. Her bookICreative Home Schooling/Iwon the 2003 Glyph Best Education Book Award and was named Best HomeSchool Product of the Year. She lives in Milwaukee./DIV

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