Looking Backward: My Twenty-Five Years as a Homeschooling Mother

Looking Backward: My Twenty-Five Years as a Homeschooling Mother


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Looking Backward: My Twenty-Five Years as a Homeschooling Mother by Joyce Swann, Stefan Swann

In 1975, armed with only a high school education, Joyce Swann made the decision to homeschool her children. Twenty-five years later all ten Swann children had received their master's degrees by age sixteen, although none had ever been enrolled in a traditional classroom.

In this must-read for anyone considering homeschooling, Swann shares not only her teaching methods, tips, and advice, she also discusses the illnesses, financial difficulties, and lack of emotional support that made every day a challenge. Ultimately, however, it is her faith and God's grace that kept Swann going when the obstacles seemed insurmountable.

If you have ever considered teaching your children at home, this book is for you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781456505905
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/16/2011
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.34(d)

About the Author

Joyce Swann has been a Christian since childhood and a prayer warrior for over forty years. She became nationally-known in the 1990's because of her work homeschooling her ten children from the first grade through masters' degrees before their seventeenth birthdays. She has been featured on Paul Harvey's weekly radio program, CBN and the 1990's CBS series "How'd They Do That?" She has been interviewed by "Woman's World", "The National Enquirer", and numerous regional newspapers. The story of the Swann family has also been featured in the National Review and several books about homeschooling success stories.

Joyce is author of "The Warrior", which has been downloaded over 100,000 times on Kindle, and co-author of five novels, including "The Fourth Kingdom", which was selected as a top four finalist in the "Christianity Today" 2011 fiction of the year awards, two children's books ("The McAloon" series) and a collection of holiday stories ("The Holiday Collection"). She was a popular columnist for Practical Homeschooling for nearly a decade, and she has retold her own story of homeschooling her ten children in "Looking Backward: My Twenty-Five Years as a Homeschooling Mother".

She is also author of the young adult series, "N". Book Two of the series, "N: The Shadow of the Cross" was published in the fall of 2016.
Joyce and her husband of over 50 years, John, live in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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