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Homeschooling Expert Advice from Isabel Shaw

Q: I live in Florida and plan to homeschool my son. How do I get started, and whom do I notify?

A: The Florida Parent Educators Association (www.fpea.com) has a very comprehensive listing of all the requirements for Florida homeschoolers. Be sure to review their publication, "The Guide To Homeschooling in Florida."

I would also do additional reading about homeschooling. The Homeschooling Book of Answers by Linda Dobson is an excellent guide for new homeschooling families, as is The Beginner's Guide to Homeschooling by Patrick Farenga. For step-by-step advice, try The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child: Your Complete Guide to Getting off to the Right Start also by Linda Dobson.

For help with choosing a curriculum, helping your child learn to read, or discovering how other families homeschool, visit our homeschool channel. Good luck!

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Isabel Shaw is a freelance writer and homeschooling mom of 15 years. She and her husband Ray homeschool their two daughters, Jessica and Amanda. Besides being a contributor to FamilyEducation.com, Shaw has written for Home Education Magazine, The Link, Homeschooling Horizons Magazine, The Homeschool Gazette, and other publications.


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