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This practical, hands-on guide from the No. 1 homeschooling Web site gives readers everything they need to create a customized education plan that works with children's unique intelligence and learning style. Veteran homeschoolers and interested newcomers alike can benefit. (July) This practical, hands-on guide from the No. 1 homeschooling Web site gives readers everything they need to create a customized education plan that works with children's unique intelligence and learning style. Veteran homeschoolers and interested newcomers alike can benefit. (July)


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This practical, hands-on guide from the No. 1 homeschooling Web site gives readers everything they need to create a customized education plan that works with children's unique intelligence and learning style. Veteran homeschoolers and interested newcomers alike can benefit. (July) This practical, hands-on guide from the No. 1 homeschooling Web site gives readers everything they need to create a customized education plan that works with children's unique intelligence and learning style. Veteran homeschoolers and interested newcomers alike can benefit. (July)

30 review for Homeschooling for Success: How Parents Can Create a Superior Education for Their Child

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kasey Dietrich

    Took some good notes, really helpful in describing the different types of homeschooling plans.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Gena Lott

    A great book for anyone considering changing over to homeschooling.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Elise

    This is a good overview of what homeschooling is and how it works. The authors go over several of the most common education philosophies and introduce different styles and structures for implementing those at home. Anyone looking into homeschooling should get to know the different education approaches, such as the Charlotte Mason method, the Classical Education method, the Waldorf method, and the Montessori method. I appreciated the examples of "typical schedules" for each homeschooling style. W This is a good overview of what homeschooling is and how it works. The authors go over several of the most common education philosophies and introduce different styles and structures for implementing those at home. Anyone looking into homeschooling should get to know the different education approaches, such as the Charlotte Mason method, the Classical Education method, the Waldorf method, and the Montessori method. I appreciated the examples of "typical schedules" for each homeschooling style. While much of the material was not new to me, it would be perfect for someone who is completely unfamiliar with homeschooling. It did help me know how to explain homeschooling to others: as a homeschooling parent, you are not necessarily teaching your children every little thing; rather, you are facilitating their learning as they discover for themselves how to learn. There was definitely some redundancy here--it was kind of like the authors didn't expect you to read the whole book cover to cover, just pick out the chapters that were applicable to you, as there were a few things that were covered in probably every single chapter! I noticed some awkward switches from first person to third person (two women co-authored this book, and they couldn't decide whether to say "my daughter" or "Rebecca's daughter" so they switched around a few times). Also, they kept spelling "googol" like "google." And of course there were some silly generalizations, like "most homeschool teens develop mature manners and values" (this is just as silly as someone else saying "most public school teens exhibit excellent social skills"). The resource guides and appendices are thorough and really useful for anyone starting up their homeschool.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Angie

    I have loved reading this book. I recently made the firm decision to homeschool and this book has empowered me to know that I can do this. It does not recommend one method over another and recognizes that most parents use an "eclectic" style of homeschooling where they use several methods...and often changing methods based on the needs of each individual child. I love how it celebrates the individual child as a unique individual with unique talents to be explored and unique learning preferences. A I have loved reading this book. I recently made the firm decision to homeschool and this book has empowered me to know that I can do this. It does not recommend one method over another and recognizes that most parents use an "eclectic" style of homeschooling where they use several methods...and often changing methods based on the needs of each individual child. I love how it celebrates the individual child as a unique individual with unique talents to be explored and unique learning preferences. As I read this, I think, yeah, I can do this!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Sanz

    Eh. This was only okay. Two things that stood out: 1. Let your kids quit. It doesn't mean they are quitters, it means they are explorers. Let them sample different things until they find something they want to pursue. 2. (At time of printing in 2002...) "There are currently 2.5 million children in the United States labeled as ADD or ADHD. These children are often treated with medication. The medication most often prescribed is Ritalin, and its use by school-age children has risen 700 percent in t Eh. This was only okay. Two things that stood out: 1. Let your kids quit. It doesn't mean they are quitters, it means they are explorers. Let them sample different things until they find something they want to pursue. 2. (At time of printing in 2002...) "There are currently 2.5 million children in the United States labeled as ADD or ADHD. These children are often treated with medication. The medication most often prescribed is Ritalin, and its use by school-age children has risen 700 percent in the last 8 years."

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jill Robinson

    Way too anti public school. I am homeschooling now out of necessity and actually enjoying it more than I thought I would. But this book was over the top in saying that the only way a kid can get a good education is through homeschooling. My kids have been in public school for 4 years and had amazing teachers.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Alejandra Garcia

    This is THE book that convinced me to homeschool our daughter. The very first page listing the benefits of homeschooling showed me that this is what I wanted for her. Make sure to check out e author's website and Free podcasts! This is THE book that convinced me to homeschool our daughter. The very first page listing the benefits of homeschooling showed me that this is what I wanted for her. Make sure to check out e author's website and Free podcasts!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Maureen

    The most helpful aspect of this book is its something-for-everyone capacity. I have young kids - my friends have older kids and teens. It has application for everyone.

  9. 4 out of 5

    nessa rodarte

    Very useful info I am considering homeschooling my daughter and this book was very helpful and informative. It answered my questions. I highly recommend this book.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Amber Stueven

    Useful guide. Quick read. Many links and helpful quotes from actual homeschoolers. Borrowed from library but might consider owning for the extensive resources list in the back of the book.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Ayneka

  12. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

  13. 5 out of 5

    Suzanne

  14. 4 out of 5

    Tam

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jayme

  16. 5 out of 5

    Angel

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ruth

  18. 5 out of 5

    Shannon Alvarado

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sheena

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

  21. 4 out of 5

    Tana

  22. 4 out of 5

    Codigos Promocionales

  23. 5 out of 5

    Melisa

  24. 5 out of 5

    Penni

  25. 5 out of 5

    Mochapelt

  26. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

  27. 4 out of 5

    Boahen Felix

  28. 5 out of 5

    Paula

  29. 5 out of 5

    Alex

  30. 4 out of 5

    Kat

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