Homeschooling Boys - Gaining Maximum Success from Minimum Cooperation

Homeschooling Boys - Gaining Maximum Success from Minimum Cooperation

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by Tina Razzell
     
 
What do you do when life gives you boys to raise? In Tina Razzell’s case the answer is homeschool them. In her fifteen years as a homeschool mom she’s discovered that life with boys is not easy, always creative and often unpredictable. She shares in this book her trials and successes homeschooling her four children, three of them male.

At first

Overview

What do you do when life gives you boys to raise? In Tina Razzell’s case the answer is homeschool them. In her fifteen years as a homeschool mom she’s discovered that life with boys is not easy, always creative and often unpredictable. She shares in this book her trials and successes homeschooling her four children, three of them male.

At first she covers living with boys and the struggle between boys wanting to be independent and moms wanting to shelter them.

The second half of the book is about the specific ways she teaches boys who won’t sit still and those who struggle to write, with a chapter dedicated to teaching your lefty to write.

If you are starting to homeschool one or more boys, then this book will be a valuable help to your journey. If you have been homeschooling for a while you might relate to some of the stories.



Contents

1. It’s a Boy!

Part 1 – Raising Boys

2. Living with Boys

3. Boys want to be Independent

4. Temper Tantrums

5. Children are Creative

6. Guns and Other Weapons

Part 2 – Educating Boys

7. Curricula

8. Boys in School

9. Learning Disabilities

10. Learning to Write

11. Teaching a Lefty to Write

And Finally…

12. Teenage Boys Becoming Men

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013117655
Publisher:
Tina Razzell
Publication date:
07/26/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
813,090
File size:
206 KB

Meet the Author

Tina Razzell is a happily married mom with three boys and a girl. Originally from England, she now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

She’s been homeschooling for what seems like forever, and vaguely remembers a life before kids.

It didn’t take her long to realize that homeschooling three boys is not an easy task to undertake. Although she’s been writing about homeschooling for a while, this is her first book.

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Homeschooling Boys - Gaining Maximum Success from Minimum Cooperation 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
JadeBlue More than 1 year ago
Tina Razzell experience homeschooling boys is valuable. She presents good reasons why boys may benefit from homeschooling and ideas for successfully doing it. Unfortunately, while this book is packed with good advice, I wish it were longer. Still, you will find valuable ideas and encouragement here. My experience is that many smart parents have figured out that not all boys especially can fit into schools, public or private, While they are smart, clever and more than willing to learn, they can't color in the lines or sit still forever or many other things that female teachers expect. But good homeschooling parents can tap into boys' abilities to successfully homeschool. Read Razzell's book for ideas, insights, and spring boards for your own success. I hope in the next edition that she has a longer bibliography and more resources. That would be helpful.
lv4gves More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading Homeschooling Boys and I loved it. The author is very honest and shares the good and the difficult aspects of parenting and homeschooling her 4 children...especially the 3 boys. This is not one of those homeschooling books that you read and feel like you could never attain to the authors goals and standards. This is just another mom, a real mom, who found her way through trial and error and lots of love and time and she shares here what she has discovered through the years.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was not quite what I was expecting. She had some great points and definitely knows boys, but this really was so short and basic that it should have been a free book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago