Homeschooling a 2e Child: Understanding Your Options

Deciding to homeschool your twice-exceptional child can be daunting and fraught with doubts and some confusion. But once you’ve made the decision that homeschooling is the best educational option for your child, the next question is how.

How Do I Homeschool My 2e Child?

This question can make any parent anxious, and may even cause a parent to rethink their decision to homeschool their 2e child. Just perusing the many methods and philosophies of homeschooling —as well as the multitude of curriculum offerings —would have any parent a bit overwhelmed. Here we will look at some of the most popular homeschooling methods and philosophies to help you make better decisions about the best educational fit for homeschooling your 2e child.

First, let’s lay to rest the most probable concern every new homeschooling parent is likely to fret over: Am I qualified to adequately educate my child, especially my gifted 2e child who has specific learning needs? Most often the answer is yes, and you do not need to be a certified teacher to provide your child with the best education possible. Parents throughout history have always been their child’s first teacher, teaching them to walk, talk, ride a bike, use appropriate social skills, and begin to navigate their world. But, if you feel trigonometry is not in your wheelhouse, know there are other options you can access for your child to master trigonometry. Homeschooling has been growing by leaps and bounds in recent years, and rich, varied, and comprehensive learning opportunities are abundant.

Before deciding on any method, curriculum, or philosophy for homeschooling, you should check the home education laws in your state and local school district to make sure you comply with all...


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About Celi Trepanier

Celi Trepanier, the author of "Educating Your Gifted Child: How One Public School Teacher Embraced Homeschooling," is a writer, passionate advocate for gifted children, an anti-bullying proponent, an MEd, a former public school teacher, and a homeschooling mom.