The Well-adjusted Child: The Social Benefits of Homeschooling

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Mapletree Publishing Company, 2007 - Education - 262 pages
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Socialization may well be the single most important aspect of education today. With high and rising rates of divorce, drug abuse, youth violence, alcoholism, teen promiscuity, and so forth, we cannot afford to let this issue go unexamined.

To cling to the idea that what we, as a culture, are doing now is the right and best way for all children, simply because it is what we are used to, is to shut our eyes and minds to other possibilities--possibilities that may well afford greater happiness, success, peace, and safety to our own children.

At a time when people feel more disconnected than ever before, we cannot afford to overlook an option which offers our youth great benefits--including the rich, fulfilling, and healthy social life they may well need for the future. Homeschooling offers great social benefits to kids and parents. When we understand them, our children are the ones who will win.

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Review: The Well-Adjusted Child: The Social Benefits of Homeschooling

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I thought that The Well-Adjusted Child had a lot of good points and from this book I recorded in my journal several useful and thought provoking quotes about the relationship between socialization and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Callie - Goodreads

I am a homeschool graduate, and a mom who hopes to homeschool her own children, and I really appreciated this book. I can't tell you how many times people have brought up the "socialization" question ... Read full review


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Rachel Gathercole has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of North Carolina. She is a free-lance writer who has written for many homeschooling and parenting publications. She is also a co-leader in the Home Education Association of North Carolina, and an instructor for independent writing courses for homeschoolers. She has homeschooled her own three children.

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