Real-Life Homeschooling: The Stories of 21 Families Who Teach Their Children at Home

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 1, 2002 - Education - 306 pages
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The book that shows homeschooling in action!
What does it really mean when parents say they homeschool their child or children? For Rhonda Barfield -- a homeschooler for the past 10 years -- the definition is as diverse as the 21 families she studies in this eye-opening book.
Real-Life Homeschooling
From the city to the country, apartments to split-levels, you'll enter each household and see education in action. Discover the challenges and rewards of tailoring instruction to each child's needs while catering to his or her inquisitiveness and curiosity. See why the number of children being taught by their parents is growing nationwide -- at home, there are no overcrowded classrooms, no unknown dangers lurking in the halls, and no doubts as to the quality of the education.
Whether you are just contemplating homeschooling or are a veteran seeking fresh ideas and help in overcoming obstacles -- look no further: Real-life Homeschooling shows just how practical and rewarding it is to educate children and provide them with what they need most -- you!
 

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Some 1.5 million children are being homeschooled today, a figure that is expected to double by 2010. This book offers a personal and close-to-home perspective on how homeschooling works and how to ... Read full review

Contents

Homeschool Again
13
Homeschooling Single
155
A Homeschooler Goes to College
171
Homeschooling with a Downs Syndrome Child
193
Laying Down the Law
211
Life with Six Boys
237
Aunt and Grandma as Homeschool Teacher
265
RealLife Homeschooling
281
Index
301
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Rhonda Barfield is the author of Feed Your Family for $12 a Day and15-Minute Cooking. She homeschools her four children.

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