This book is written from a mother's point of view. I started writing this book in 1995. It took me three years to complete and publish the first edition. It took me three years to complete because I was writing in "mother time." My writing took place in odd times, in odd places, and in spurts. I enjoyed the whole process. Two years later, I published the revised edition. It included material new to the first edition. This newly revised edition issued nine years after the first edition also incorporates new material and a different perspective now that my youngest child is 21 years old.
Mothering and homeschooling gave me a chance to develop myself in ways that I could never have imagined before I started. In Western culture, freedom from child caring responsibilities is often seen as the best and only way for a mother to continue to develop herself. I couldn't disagree more. The time I spent being at home, playing and learning with my children, has been the most productive period of my life. (Pun intended.)
Chapter 1 Can I Do This - Teach My Child At Home?
Chapter 2 Creating A Learning Environment
Chapter 3 Helping Your Child Learn to Read
Chapter 4 Inviting Children to Write
Chapter 5 Mathematics
Chapter 6 The Arts: Music, Art, Dance, Drama, and Phys. Ed.
Chapter 7 Life as Curriculum: Science and Social Studies
Chapter 8 Burn-out
Chapter 9 Beyond Homeschooling
|Publisher:||Sea Change Publications|
|Edition description:||Newly REV ed.|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)|