"In this accessible and honest look at homeschooling, Lisa Rivero demystifies what is becoming a popular alternative to traditional schools. Drawing on many different families' stories, she: guides parents through the perplexing maze of homeschooling resources; addresses common misgivings about whether homeschooled kids are properly socialized; shows parents how they can relate to their children as students; and examines how children with special needs can benefit from school at home. The Homeschooling Option provides urgently needed answers to the many families trying to decide if homeschooling is right for them."--BOOK JACKET.

Correcting misconceptions through profiles of diverse families, Rivero uncovers the changing and complex needs of children today.This book addresses the major questions parents are bound to have as they consider the homeschooling option: socialization, curriculum, special needs arrangements, resources, and more."