Afraid of Homeschooling: Special Education Help!
by Claudia Rolsales
Do you homeschool a special needs child? Scared mom needs help! If you know anything about homeschooling special education, please share some encouragement and advice...
Hello, I have a 5th grade child with Tourettes Syndrome and a learning disability. She goes to public school but can't catch up with the class. I have been wanting to homeschool her but am very afraid, I have been looking for someplace to take her to get homeschooled while I volunteer and learn myself, but have not succeeded.
Please can you guide me, is it difficult and do they modify work with children that have special needs. Claudia, thanks for posting your question, however I do not know much about homeschooling children with special needs. I am putting this out to my fellow homeschoolers and will find some help for you. Blessings, Heather
Can I Home School My Child Myself?
by concerned mom
My daughter went to a small size school. My daughter was very uncomfortable there, because everyone was calling her racist names. They would do this also in front of the teacher who would do nothing. I had heard remarks at that school, I pulled my daughter out and for reason I wrote racism. Where we live there is no city bus. I would drive her to the larger school, but I can't drive any longer. At that small school she was getting A's and B's. I decided to teacher at home and to move where it was less stressful. Is it ok to teach my child at home myself, I'm working on my B.S. in psychology....Thank you.
Thanks for posting your question to my website; many parents ask the same question!
Parents home school for many reasons and yes, you can home school your child yourself. Homeschooling is legal in every state and most states just require that a parent or guardian has a high school diploma.
The first thing I would advise you to do is familiarize yourself with your state's homeschooling laws. You can easily find that information on your state's department of education website. You can also find short summaries of all the states on the Home School Legal Defense website.
There are many curriculum options to choose from; pick one that fits within your budget and allows you the freedom to get your schoolwork done as well. Most children finish their schoolwork in less time than their public school peers. She should have lots of time to pursue her own interests or hobbies, etc. once she has completed her lessons.
I hope this helps!