It's usually best to give yourself a little time--at least a few weeks--before pulling your child out of school. There are a lot of things to consider and you'll want a little time to prepare. Of course, there are times when we remove the child in a crisis and then are faced with deciding what to do. The articles on this page address both situations--the things to do before removing your child and what to do if you pull him out without warning. Taking these steps will get your school up and running as fast as possible with the fewest possible mistakes.
Is emergency homeschooling a good idea? It's not for everyone--here's what you need to know.
Homeschooling Laws and Homeschool Record-Keeping: Keeping your homeschool legal
Choosing a homeschool curriculum, part 1--Purchasing a program from the open market.
Part 2: Using a government homeschooling program: They can be a fast way to get up and running and to make the transition back to school easier.
Part 3: Making Your Own Homeschooling Curriculum: If you like the idea of having total control over your homeschool year and enjoy putting together lesson plans, here's how it's done.
Deschooling or Transitional Schooling: Do you and your children need a break or a slow start before full-scale homeschooling? Here's how to do it.
Getting Support for Yourself: You need someone to bounce ideas off of, someone to vent to, someone to cheer you on.
Removing Your Child From School: This is it--you're ready to start. Find out how to remove your child in such a way they'll still be happy to see you when you bring him back next year.
Removing Your Special Needs Child From School: If your child has special needs, pulling him out is sometimes a little more complicated. Take these thoughts into consideration.