This may be a tad long but hoping someone can help me.
My son will be 5 in June. Because I live with my mother right now, he will probably go to kindergarten at school this year. My mother insists that he needs school for socialization and blah blah. Right now, moving out isn't a choice and I hear K isn't super structured or anything so I'm okay with this so she'll be quiet.
In general, since my son was born, I haven't 'taught' him much. I'm very laissez-faire and he's a self-led learner. Yes, he watches t.v. and has a Nook tablet, but he's a great learner and has an awesome imagination. I personally believe that Kindergarten will bore the snot out of him. He recognizes the whole alphabet on sight (we're still working on reading them in words), can count pretty high, and IMO asks pretty intelligent questions. In some areas I think he's probably a little behind - he's not good at writing yet, for example.
My goal? To be out of here (as in, being independent) by next May. I am an author and once I'm making a steady amount of income, I plan to travel the world and write. I want to homeschool/unschool him. I believe he will learn so much more from us traveling the world and seeing places than sitting in a classroom.
Unfortunately I know that Ohio has requirements and I'm wondering if it's going to put a damper in my plans, and what I should do about it. I don't plan to stay around here, or even come back here if I can help it. How does one give the school "curriculum you plan to use" if you unschool? And if you don't want to teach from books, how can you tell the school what they will learn and how? The main thing I worry over is that and the testing requirements. I have considered 'moving' before leaving the country into a state w/o such laws, but wouldn't really have an address to use anywhere else, lol. If I'm not in the country, does any of this even matter?
If you need any more info, please just let me know. I've tried to include everything but might've missed something, and thanks so much for your help in advance!