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Llewellyn, a lecturer on the subject of home schooling and author of the classic Teenage Liberation Handbook, who teaches parenting workshops, have come together to write this how-to book for parents who want to become more involved in their children's education—whether through home schooling or by supplementing traditional instruction. The authors offer five fundamental principles—opportunity, timing, freedom, interest, and support—that, they claim, will transform the way we relate to our children and greatly assist them in growing up to be joyful, passionate creators. Useful for parents and teachers alike, this valuable book closely examines how young people learn and illuminates its practical advice with many stories that make for both insightful and enjoyable learning. Whatever schooling venue parents choose, this book will help them instill a lifelong love of learning in their children. For large public and school libraries. —Samuel T. Huang, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson (Library Journal, September 2001)
"One of the most important books yet written on education and our current school-child crisis." (Joseph Chilton Pearce, author of Magical Child)
"...it is a good, calming read..." (Adoption Today, April 2002)
Posted March 20, 2002
This is a remarkable book. The authors have changed the rules about school and learning, giving parents and learners permission to see school as a resource for families, rather than as an Authority. They recognize that family, not school, is the primary educator of their own children, whether the family chooses to homeschool or not. The stories of learning are inspirational, and the advice is practical. Buy this book! It could change your family's life!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.