a reply to: jholt5638
I do know that you just missed (by a couple weeks) the homeschool convention in Cincinnati--we homeschool our son (and soon our daughter when she's of
age), but we're across the Ohio River in Norther Kentucky, so our laws are different.
My wife has done quite a bit of research concerning homeschooling in Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, and has found Ohio to be the most strict on its
homeschooling parents (requiring the most reports and whatnot).
I would suggest looking up groups on Facebook for homeschooling parents in your area. We are part of a co-op where different homeschooling families
come together once a week and some parents teach certain subjects in a somewhat classroom setting--it helps give the kids a change of learning venue,
they do field trips, there is a nursery for the younger kids, and it allows socialization for the kids that they wouldn't get if they just were
learning in-house all of the time.
You have many options that hopefully exist for you to reach out to people in the homeschool arena in Ohio, and I wish I could give you specifics, but
you should be able to find homeschooling online communities for Ohio pretty easily. Reaching out to them should yield you the details for which you
One caveat is that, for the most part, homeschooling curriculum is often very biblically based, including history (much of it is based on
creationism). If that's not what you want to teach your children (and it's not for me, but my wife is religious, so it give a good balance in our
house), just be warned that secular homeschool curriculums can be hard to find.
Also, keep a lookout for homeschooling curriculums for sale that are used--they can be quite expensive when purchased new. But that's the type of
thing that being a part of a co-op or group helps out with. Borrowing is also a good way to get curriculum--again, that's generally only a practice in
tight groups or co-ops, though.
Good luck, with it--it can be a daunting task getting started.
Also, contact your local school district. Generally, you have to notify the district that you are homeschooling so that a "missing child" from their
district isn't presumed to be truant, which can have ramifications on you, personally, as well.
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