New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
With one year of homeschooling now under my belt, I don’t really need to read books on when to decide to homeschool. I know it is right for my family and I know it works. Nevertheless, I still enjoy reading new literature on homeschooling both for the information they contain (after all, it is impossible to know all there is to know about homeschooling) and the inspiration they provide. “The Homeschooling Option: How to Decide When It’s Right for Your Family” is a worthy addition to the body of homeschooling handbooks.
Rivero begins by relating her own experience with homeschooling as well as a brief history of homeschooling in America. She then moves on to discuss the “hidden truths of homeschooling” where she tackles some of the myths that surround homeschooling. Rivero also explores different ways of homeschooling, homeschooling children with special needs, and homeschooling teenagers. Rivero also includes a very helpful “Parent Coffee Break” section which features frequently asked questions, as well as a section on home education laws.
“The Homeschooling Option: How to Decide When It’s Right for Your Family” is a great resource for those seriously considering taking the plunge into home education.