Book Reviews of The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook: A Creative and Stress-Free Approach to Homeschooling

The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook:  A Creative and Stress-Free Approach to Homeschooling
The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook A Creative and Stress-Free Approach to Homeschooling
Author: Raymond Moore, Dorothy Moore
ISBN-13: 9780785281757
ISBN-10: 0785281754
Publication Date: 3/9/1994
Pages: 300
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 39 ratings
Publisher: Nelson Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
Lots of information. I found the last few chapters to be most useful for me personally, but they really opened my eyes. I recommend this book for homeschoolers!
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Helpful Score: 4
After reading some of the Moores' earlier books, I was hooked and HAD to read every book of theirs I could find. This one is extremely practical, and has helped us greatly in our now sixteen years of parenting/homeschooling.
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Helpful Score: 3
A creative and stress free approach to homeschooling. Detailed and guides you but leaves you it open where you can apply it to your family needs.
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Helpful Score: 2
The Moore's are the BEST!
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a fairly easy-to-read book, and I enjoyed it. Not something to keep on your bookshelf maybe, but if I owned it, I *might* re-read it every 3 or 4 years as my children age and come to differenty places in their schooling.

The Moores frequently refer to their other books so it may be helpful to read those first, or at least have them on hand (I haven't read them and it didn't really hinder this book, but left me wanting to read those too). Also, the "Moore Formula" is in the appendix to the book, although it's referenced throughout the book. I would recommend reading that first, before the rest of the book.

A few quotes from my notes:

"Children's brains, bodies and emotions are as different as their fingerprints"

"{parents ought to} let their children grow up as naturally as possible... [practicing] discipleship and [building] self-control... which requires sound parental examples"

"As adults we demand our freedoms. Children should have some freedoms, too, within the framework of adult wisdom and love"

"Mastery of basic skills is your goal"

"...warm parental guidance..."

and finally,

"Students who work with their hands develop commom sense and practical skills and do much better with their heads."