Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Review: Secrets of Successful Homeschooling

Secrets of Successful Homeschooling: You Have What It Takes to Homeschool
Compilation, Edited by Paul and Gena Suarez

Secrets of Successful Homeschooling is an easy-to-read ebook aimed at prospective homeschool parents (mothers in particular). It covers many of the questions newcomers are likely to ask: what curriculum should I use? How do I handle math? How will I ever get my laundry done when all my time is spent teaching my children? The authors, all of them homeschool mothers, handle these questions practically and expertly, leaving readers with a sense that homeschooling is not only fun and worthwhile, it's also eminently doable. The book also includes chapters on the unusual challenges some parents face, such as homeschooling as a single parent or homeschooling a special needs child.

A few of the chapters seemed to veer off of the "you can homeschool!" subject a little, such as the chapter on running a home business or the one on homeschooling in the U.K... but I found both of these chapters fun to read and very informative. Overall, Secrets is a great read for anyone who's thinking about taking the plunge, but is still unsure about the particulars. The book's content is a solid body for its refrain: "YES, you can."

-- Rachel Thomson



Anonymous thinkoffthefat said...

From the tales I hear about what is available in school now, it will drive any mother to home schooling. Sex education pushes the use of condoms instead of abstinence, introduction to alternative life styles, gangs, drugs, weapons, rampant casual sex, beatings, alcohol parties at working mothers homes, slumber parties that introduce chocking untill passing out as a form of getting high, inhaling propellant cans, smoking, no fear attitudes, rebellious examples of in your face boldness, little regard for truthfulness, and even less regard for God and religion; not to forget some students are passed on and slip through the system leaving school not knowing how to even read and write, I can attest to a lot of these allegations through my own four grown kids. Praise God for the parents that are watchful, never let down your gard! God Bless you and your family and keep spreadig His word and love, we all need it.

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