Home > School and Learning > Homeschooling > Homeschooling Support > Mom Wants to Have Her Teens Homeschooled
|

Expert Iconexpert advice MORE

Mom Wants to Have Her Teens Homeschooled

Homeschooling Expert Advice from Isabel Shaw

Q: I am considering having both my son and daughter homeschooled. This year they will be attending what I believe to be one of the worst high schools in California. It's filled with violence, gangs, and drugs. It's horrible! About how much would it cost me to have them schooled at home while I'm at work? Or, if I can find a group in the area, about how much would that cost?

A: Generally speaking, homeschooling is usually done by a parent, guardian, or family friend. By high-school age, most students are able to work independently, requiring only occasional supervision by an adult. The parent assumes the role of facilitator, offering guidance, encouragement, and assistance when needed.

I suggest you read Homeschooling: The Teen Years by Cafi Cohen.

You'll find a list of independent study programs that may work for your kids if you, a relative, or a friend are willing to provide the necessary help and support they require. Another option is to contact the Homeschool Association of California. Perhaps they are aware of other programs in your area that can accommodate your children. Ask for their free 32-page guidebook for new homeschoolers. You can call them toll-free for more information: 1-888-HSC-4440. Good luck!

More on: Expert Advice

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.


Please note: This "Expert Advice" area of FamilyEducation.com should be used for general information purposes only. Advice given here is not intended to provide a basis for action in particular circumstances without consideration by a competent professional. Before using this Expert Advice area, please review our General and Medical Disclaimers.

highlights

7 Tips to Childproof Your Smartphone
Before you hand over your smartphone or tablet, follow these childproofing tips to help keep both your child and your device safe.

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

11 Survival Tips for Summer Boredom
When the kids are home all day, every day, summer boredom strikes hard and fast. Learn the best summer boredom busters for children of all ages.

Registered for Kindergarten — Now What?
Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

stay connected

Sign up for our free email newsletters and receive the latest advice and information on all things parenting.

Enter your email address to sign up or manage your account.

Facebook icon Facebook icon Follow Us on Pinterest

editor’s picks