So You're Thinking About Homeschooling: Second Edition : Fifteen Families Show How You Can Do It (Focus on the Family)
So You're Thinking About Homeschooling Second Edition Fifteen Families Show How You Can Do It - Focus on the Family Author:Lisa Whelchel 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 ho... more »meschooling 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!« less
Christi S. (bonkersmomof4) reviewed So You're Thinking About Homeschooling: Second Edition : Fifteen Families Show How You Can Do It (Focus on the Family) on
Helpful Score: 4
This book is a great compilation of reasons and methods of several different families' homeschooling adventures. Very helpful and encouraging, and humorous. It debunks the myth that you must "have twelve children, raise goats, and bake my own bread" in order to be a successful homeschooler.
Deana (dhipwell) - , reviewed So You're Thinking About Homeschooling: Second Edition : Fifteen Families Show How You Can Do It (Focus on the Family) on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A great book for those thinking about homeschooling. You get to "meet" different homeschooling families and learn a little bit about the why's and how's of homeschooling. A quick read, too. I was done with it within just a few days.
This was a good, quick read on homeschooling in general for people who are thinking about doing it or perhaps who have just started it. I read it in addition to several other online and print sources shortly after pulling my son out of school for health reason to homeschool him, and I found it to be practical and reassuring. There is some focus on religion, as the author homeschools for religious purposes and the publishing company is a religious one, but not all of the resources listed in the book are religious ones. I found the information useful and we are a strictly secular homeschooling family.
This book is a quick read, giving several different "stories" of homeschool families. It briefly covers many different types of homeschooling with an apendix at the end for further research. The first person "welcome to my house" narrative make the book easy to follow and at the same time provides a lot of information about homeschooling. I recommend it for those thinking about homeschooling.