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So You're Thinking About Homeschooling: Fifteen Families Show How You Can…

by Lisa Whelchel

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If you can get past the Christians slant and the ridiculous terms such as "prayer warriors" that keep interrupting the text, you will find some value in these composite interviews of 15 homeschooling parents. Although the descriptions of the various homeschooling methods don't go into as much detail as I would like, these stories will help you arrive at a decision as to whether or not homeschooling is right for your child. The stories do you identify pros and cons of homeschooling such as allowing your child to proceed to his or her own pace and keeping them away from the pressure of their peers which might lead them to do such things as actually feel like they need to be listening to Justin Bieber or Selena Gomez. Another virtue of this book is that it is quite short and can easily be read in an afternoon. ( )
  datrappert | Nov 20, 2013 |
While the Focus on the Family blurb initially put me off, this is a good resource for anyone considering homeschooling for secular or religious reasons. Based on interviews with many homeschooling families, each chapter deals with a different scenario for homeschooling - unschooling, textbook-based, video-based, computer-based, etc. A good read for people who want to explore all the various ways of homeschooling. ( )
  lalawe | Jul 28, 2009 |
GREAT book! It presented lots of different families (single moms, lots of kids, only children, etc.) with lots of different styles of schooling. I highly recommend this book for anyone considering HS'ing. ( )
  jlarsonrn | Mar 31, 2007 |
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Discover the Diversity of Homeschooling Confused and intimidated by the complexities of homeschooling, many parents assume it could never work for them. Now an updated edition of So You\'re Thinking About Home Schooling by Lisa Whelchel - herself a homeschooling mother of three - introduces to readers fifteen composite portraits of homeschooling families who show how every family can successfully face the unique challenges of its situation. The story-based approach deals with common questions of time management, teaching weaknesses, and outside responsibilities, as well as children\'s age variations, social and sports involvement, learning disabilities, and boredom. Seeing a wide variety of homeschooling families in action gives parents the information and confidence they need to make their own decisions about home-based education. Includes a new chapter from Lisa and an all-new resource guide with recommendations from real-life homeschooling families!.… (more)

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