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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 ofSo Yours"re Thinking About Home Schoolingby 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 childrenrs"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! [Banner across upper left corner of back cover]: New, Updated Edition! "Irs"m Thinking About Homeschooling" Yours"re also probably thinking,But can I really teach my children? Where do I start? What if I need to work outside the home? Must I have twelve children, raise goats, and bake my own bread? And what about socialization? I could tell you the answers to these questions, but I would rather show you. Beginning with my own, I want to introduce you to fifteen families in fifteen unique situations who have all chosen to homeschool for different reasons, using a variety of learning methods. Sohellip; letrs"s rap lightly on the homeschool door and peek inside before we decide if we are ready to move in! -Lisa "Deciding if homeschooling is right for your family just got easier with this warm, entertaining, information-packed portrayal of its flexibility, diversity, triumphs, and challenges.Grab a cup of tea and enjoy!" -Linda Dobson, author ofThe First Year of Homeschooling Your Child Story Behind the Book "My hope is that by the end of the book, and a stroll through the neighborhood, you will feel more confident as you identify a family situation and teaching method that resonates with your personality and philosophy of education. From there, you can simply look to the end of each chapter to find a sample schedule for the homsechool day and list of curriculum suggestions for that particular teaching method." From the Trade Paperback edition.

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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

About the Author

Lisa Whelchel, whose first appearance on The New Mickey Mouse Club launched her busy acting career, is best known for her role as Blair on the perennial hit TV show The Facts of Life. Now a busy homeschooling mother, speaker, and pastor’s wife, she is the author of Creative Correction, The Facts of Life (and Other Lessons My Father Taught Me) and The ADVENTure of Christmas. Lisa and her husband, Steve Cauble, live in Texas with their three children, Tucker, Haven, and Clancy.

Table of Contents

Let's talk — Welcome to my house — There's no place like homeschool — I'm no super mom — My dad's secret identity — It's not just an education, it's an adventure — Single mom, two hats — I was a teenage homeschooler — Little school in the big city — Free to be Keaton : my ADHD child — Full quiver, full house — To grandmother's house we go — The family business — Life as a field trip — On the job training — Going against the flow — Home plate — Appendix, where do I go from here?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307563453
Subtitle:
Fifteen Families Show How You Can Do It!
Publisher:
The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
Author:
Whelchel, Lisa
Author:
Lisa Whelchel
Author:
of <i>The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child</i>
Subject:
Religion : Christian Life - General
Subject:
Home Schooling
Subject:
Christianity - Education - General
Subject:
Christianity - Christian Life - General
Subject:
Christian Education - General
Subject:
Christian Life - General
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Home schooling -- United States.
Subject:
Education : Parent Participation
Subject:
Christian Life
Subject:
Education-Home Schooling
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050309
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
224

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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

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