The Homeschooling Option: How to Decide When It's Right for Your Family [NOOK Book]

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In this accessible and honest look at homeschooling, Lisa Rivero demystifies what is becoming a popular alternative to traditional schools. Drawing on many different families' stories, she Guides parents through the perplexing maze of homeschooling resources, Addresses common misgivings about whether homeschooled kids are properly socialized, Shows parents how they can relate to their children as students, Examines how children with special needs can benefit from school at home....
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The Homeschooling Option: How to Decide When It's Right for Your Family

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Overview

In this accessible and honest look at homeschooling, Lisa Rivero demystifies what is becoming a popular alternative to traditional schools. Drawing on many different families' stories, she Guides parents through the perplexing maze of homeschooling resources, Addresses common misgivings about whether homeschooled kids are properly socialized, Shows parents how they can relate to their children as students, Examines how children with special needs can benefit from school at home.

The Homeschooling Option provides urgently needed answers to the many families trying to decide if homeschooling is right for them.

About the Author:
Lisa Rivero is the winner of the 2003 Glyph Best Education Book Award. She teaches English literature at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and is a frequent contributor to Parenting for High Potential, Understanding Gifted Children, The Roeper Review, and The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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Editorial Reviews

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"A perfect book for parents looking for answers about homeschooling. We highly recommend." —Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide, authors of The Mislabeled Child

"This is a concise, easy-to-read presentation of all the challenges and concerns parents can have while deciding about The Homeschooling Option. This book will help families realize there are many more places for children to learn joyfully and effectively than either public or private schooling."—Patrick Farenga, President of Holt Associates, and co-author of Teach Your Own, The John Holt Book of Homeschooling

Praise for Creative Home Schooling:

"This book will at once reassure parents that they are not alone in this voyage."—David Albert, columnist, Home Education Magazine

"A solid, accessible, 'user friendly' guide packed with advice, information, ideas, and insights on homeschooling especially gifted children."—Midwest Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230610897
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/22/2008
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 864,869
  • File size: 223 KB

Meet the Author

Lisa Rivero is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in Parenting for High Potential, Understanding Gifted Children, The Roeper Review, and The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Her book Creative Home Schooling won the 2003 Glyph Best Education Book Award and was named Best HomeSchool Product of the Year. She lives in Milwaukee.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Home, School, and Education 7
Ch. 2 Homeschooling Past and Present 23
Ch. 3 Hidden Truths of Homeschooling 47
Ch. 4 Homeschool Days: What Does Learning at Home Look Like? 71
Ch. 5 Homeschooling for Special Needs 99
Ch. 6 Teens at Home: Homeschooling for High School 117
Ch. 7 Parent Coffee Break: Frequently Asked Questions 139
Ch. 8 The Homeschooling Option: Making the Decision and Getting Started 159
Ch. 9 Home Education Laws 179
Epilogue: Homeschooling for the Twenty-First Century 189
App Contact Information for State Laws and Support Groups 193
Notes 213
Index 221
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  • Posted August 14, 2009

    Great Introduction

    My children are 4 and 2 so I am just beginning to think about schooling and how our family wants to approach it. This was a wonderful read giving me important things to think about and helping me to understand the multitude of ways that homeschooling is done.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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