So You're Thinking About Homeschooling: Second Edition: Fifteen Families Show How You Can Do Itby Lisa Whelchel
Discover the Diversity of Homeschooling
Confused and intimidated by the complexities of homeschooling, many parents assume it could never work for them. Now an updated edition of So You're Thinking About Home Schooling by Lisa Whelchel—herself a homeschooling mother of three—introduces to readers fifteen composite portraits of/i>/b>… See more details below
Discover the Diversity of Homeschooling
Confused and intimidated by the complexities of homeschooling, many parents assume it could never work for them. Now an updated edition of So You're Thinking About Home Schooling by Lisa Whelchel—herself a homeschooling mother of three—introduces to readers fifteen composite portraits of homeschooling families who show how every family can successfully face the unique challenges of its situation. The story-based approach deals with common questions of time management, teaching weaknesses, and outside responsibilities, as well as children's age variations, social and sports involvement, learning disabilities, and boredom. Seeing a wide variety of homeschooling families in action gives parents the information and confidence they need to make their own decisions about home-based education. Includes a new chapter from Lisa and an all-new resource guide with recommendations from real-life homeschooling families!
"I'm Thinking About Homeschooling"
You're also probably thinking, But can I really teach my children? Where do I start? What if I need to work outside the home? Must I have twelve children, raise goats, and bake my own bread? And what about socialization?
I could tell you the answers to these questions, but I would rather show you. Beginning with my own, I want to introduce you to fifteen families in fifteen unique situations who have all chosen to homeschool for different reasons, using a variety of learning methods. So… let's rap lightly on the homeschool door and peek inside before we decide if we are ready to move in!
Story Behind the Book
"My hope is that by the end of the book, and a stroll through the neighborhood, you will feel more confident as you identify a family situation and teaching method that resonates with your personality and philosophy of education. From there, you can simply look to the end of each chapter to find a sample schedule for the homsechool day and list of curriculum suggestions for that particular teaching method."
"Deciding if homeschooling is right for your family just got easier with this warm, entertaining, information-packed portrayal of its flexibility, diversity, triumphs, and challenges. Grab a cup of tea and enjoy!"
—Linda Dobson, author of The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child
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I ultimately chose not to homeschool, but know it could be a part of my future. This book really helped me to understand the different options available to homeschooling parent
Just as the title implies, this book is for those just considering homeschooling. It gives a broad overview of different styles, schedules, and educational methods. The resources section is a bit skimpy, but it's a good starting off point.
I've really enjoyed reading this book, but the problem I keep having is the fact that these 15 families in her book are 'composites' of the many, many families that she has interviewed. To me, this makes the book more fictional than not. I keep finding my self wanting to tell others about these families and their experiences, and then I have to remind myself that they are not really real. This is a problem for me because I wanted to read about REAL people and their REAL experiences and circumstances regarding homeschooling. I don't think you can blend together bit and pieces of many different families' realities and create a story that is still REAL. The book will make you feel good about homeschooling, but, I'm sorry, lacks credibility.
This is absolutely the first book you should read if you are considering homeschooling. The style is fun and enjoyable, and the book gives you a lot to think about without being too technical or too preachy. I am considering sending copies to family members who disapprove of homeschooling.