I won't waste your time by painting doomsday scenarios and saying things like "We are living in tumultuous times" or "The world is rapidly changing all around us". You've read those headlines on a daily basis for the past several months now. I'll just get straight to the point and say that the time has never been better to give homeschooling a try.
The stereotype of the isolated homeschool life has long since been shattered. Today's homeschoolers have rich social lives and robust opportunities for experiential learning. One of the biggest complaints I hear from homeschool families is that they never have any time at home!
No two homeschool families look the same and I can guarantee you that there is a style and format to meet the needs of every child.. Like many parents, you may not have the first clue about where to start. If this is you, I'd like to offer a few suggestions. First of all, research local homeschool groups in your area. I think you'll be surprised how many there are.
Here in California, we have several charter schools that offer support to homeschooling families. There are also homeschool co-ops, part time private programs, and homeschool groups that exist just for fun. As for the legal aspects of homeschooling in your area, you can contact the Homeschool Legal Defense Association . Their website has a link at the top that will get you pointed in the right direction.
The Love of Learning Book and Website can both offer you tips on how to get started. If you prefer to talk to someone, feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I'd be happy to connect with you and help get you started.