How to Start
by Ms Robinson
My 14 year old asks for homeschooling on a daily basis. I ask him all the time if someone is bothering him or if he's being bullied and his answer is always, "No, Ma" . I tell him I'm going to go to the school and find out for myself and he tells me, "Okay, then go." I want my son to be comfortable and be able to learn and enjoy it at the same time. At first I didn't pay it much attention but now I'm considering homeschooling.... but I don't know the steps to take. I'm thinking maybe he's getting nervous because he will be in high school next year. Please give suggestions!
Hello Ms Robinson,
Please know that my children were homeschooled from day one, so I don't have experience removing them from the public school. But, I do have some ideas for you.
Start with taking him up on making a visit to the school. You may be surprised by what is going on there. That in itself might be all you need to decide.
Because your son is showing an interest in homeschooling, get him involved! You can research together what is necessary to homeschool in your state.
Your local librarian should know who is homeschooling in your area. Leave your contact information with the librarian for a homeschooler to call you.
He may be anxious about high school. Talk with him about it. Don't ask yes or no questions. Ask the probing who, what, when, when, where and why questions.
That should get you started!