Real-Life Homeschooling: The Stories of 21 Families Who Teach Their Children at Home


BThe book that shows homeschooling in action!/BPWhat does itIreally/Imean when parents say they homeschool their child or children? For Rhonda Barfield — a homeschooler for the past 10 years — the definition is as diverse as the 21 families she studies in this eye-opening book.PBReal-Life Homeschooling/BPFrom the city to the country, apartments to split-levels, you’ll enter each household and see education in action. Discover the challenges and rewards of tailoring instruction to each child’s needs while catering to his or her inquisitiveness and curiosity. See why the number of children being taught by their parents is growing nationwide — at home, there are no overcrowded classrooms, no unknown dangers lurking in the halls, and no doubts as to the quality of the education.PWhether you are just contemplating homeschooling or are a veteran seeking fresh ideas and help in overcoming obstacles — look no further:IReal-life Homeschooling/Ishows just how practical and rewarding it is to educate children and provide them with what they need most — you!BCENTERChapter One: Running for the School Board/CENTER/BPBFamily:/BPGlenn (53), Ann (52), Judith (18), Rebecca (10).PBLocation:/BPAlexandria, Virginia.PBBest advice:/BPRelax and make learning fun.PBWorst advice:/BPFollow the steps inIThe Well-Trained Mind./I(This is not to discount the many useful resources and ideas in the book; just to say that while the theory is enticing, the practice is overwhelming.)PBFavorite quote:/BPTo laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition: to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have suc

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