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So You're Thinking about Homeschooling: Fifteen Families Show How You Can Do It

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ISBN13: 9781590525111
ISBN10: 1590525116
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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!

"I'm Thinking About Homeschooling"

You'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. So… let's rap lightly on the homeschool door and peek inside before we decide if we are ready to move in!

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."

—Lisa

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"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 of The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child

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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!

Synopsis:

Choosing a homeschooling plan doesn't have to be overwhelming. As bestselling author Lisa Whelchel walks you through a variety of successful situations, you'll realize there is a method to fit your family!

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.

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Leslie, May 27, 2006 (view all comments by Leslie)
This book is exactly what the title says...a great read for anyone thinking about homeschooling but overwhelmed with the seemingly unbearable weight of getting started. It was my first read on homeschooling. I was shocked by how many different approaches there are to this method of teaching your children. It alleviated many of my general fears, and helped me sort through the reasons why I truly wanted to do this. I specifically remember one mother's comment about not wishing to be the recipient of the "leftover" parts of her children's days. Lisa does a great job interviewing than a dozen families who detail their methods and reasons for keeping their children home. From this book I was able to read other resources that followed my personal philosophy. Book ending resources were very helpful. Size of this book is not too overwhelming to new families to homeschooling. I have enjoyed all Lisa Whelchel's other books, and I also get her person monthly email letter as an encouragement. As a Christian I also appreciate her seeing things in a biblical and moral context.

-Leslie (preschooler's mom)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781590525111
Author:
Whelchel, Lisa
Publisher:
Multnomah Books
Subject:
Christian Education - General
Subject:
Home Schooling
Subject:
Christianity - Education - General
Subject:
Christianity - Christian Life - General
Subject:
Christian Life - General
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Home schooling -- United States.
Subject:
Education : Parent Participation
Subject:
Christian Life
Subject:
Education-Home Schooling
Subject:
education;non-fiction
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Focus on the Family
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.27x5.27x.62 in. .51 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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!
"Synopsis" by , Choosing a homeschooling plan doesn't have to be overwhelming. As bestselling author Lisa Whelchel walks you through a variety of successful situations, you'll realize there is a method to fit your family!
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