The Homeschooling Book of Answers: The 101 Most Important Questions Answered by Homeschooling's Most Respected Voic es

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Crown/Archetype, May 19, 2010 - Education - 384 pages
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Up-to-date answers to all your homeschooling questions!
More and more families today are turning to homeschooling to teach their children. But where do they go to find honest, practical answers to questions such as: Can I afford it? Or, how will my child make friends without going to school? Look no further. This invaluable guidebook—completely updated to include the 101 most important homeschooling concerns—answers all those questions and more. Inside, you'll learn:
·Methods of motivating, teaching, and testing homeschooled children
·The latest on the growing use of distance-learning tools
·Ways to homeschool your special-needs child
·The differences between homeschooling younger children and teenagers
Drawing from the collective wisdom and experience of homeschooling's most respected voices, The Homeschooling Book of Answers is your essential guide to this widely popular—and flexible—educational approach.
"I can't imagine a more helpful book on homeschooling—a happy marriage of the realistic with the idealistic, the passionate with the practical."
George Leonard, author, Education and Ecstasy

"Of the many books on home education that have come across my desk, this is the most usable for the beginning homeschooler."
Jerry Mintz, Director, Alternative Education Resource Organization

"Provides useful information that demystifies and makes accessible the homeschooling experience."
Marty Layne, author of Learning at Home: A Mother's Guide to Homeschooling


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My Name is Nancy.
I just want to say to any and every Mother who wants or is thinking about Homeschooling your child. Do not hesitate. It is the most wonderful experience ever.
I was somewhat forced into it. Because my daughter was shy and was put into the corner on the second day of first grade. The Teacher told me she was not going to be able to put up with her crying. I simply told her that would not be a problem. I am taking my daughter home with me this minute. She said What? I said, that is just fine, I will teach my daughter at home with me.
At first I was shocked at my self. But there was no way in this world my child was going to be treated that way. I home schooled her for 3 years. She is now getting her Masters in Teaching Down syndrome Children. It is amazing what these teachers can get away with. I would not have known that had I not been a stay at home mom.
By the way, that is the other thing I want to stress to young Mom's. It is worth to go without and stay home with your children. I loved being a mom and wife more than anything. Mother's would say how can you stand to be with your kids all day. I would think to myself, why in the world do some people have children. It's a real shame.
 

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About the author (2010)

Linda Dobson, author of Homeschooling: The Early Years, The Homeschooling Book of Answers, and The Art of Education, is the news editor and columnist for Home Education Magazine. She is also a member of the National Home Education Network. The mother of three homeschooled children, she lives in Rainbow Lake, New York.


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