|About the Book|
If you are thinking of homeschooling, or have recently started, then this is the book you should read. After homeschooling her four children for 16 years, Tina Razzell answers all the questions people new to homeschooling ask. “How do I get started?”MoreIf you are thinking of homeschooling, or have recently started, then this is the book you should read. After homeschooling her four children for 16 years, Tina Razzell answers all the questions people new to homeschooling ask. “How do I get started?” “What if I fail?” “What about socialization?”With chapters on what to expect during your first year, how to keep records and how to deal with relatives who don’t agree with your homeschooling decision, the book is all you need to know to get you started or inspire you to start the homeschool journey with your own children.There are many people today who live the homeschooling lifestyle and Tina Razzell introduces you to those who teach their own children without them attending public schools, and weaves in some experiences from her own homeschooling life.Extracts from the book“Homeschooling is a journey not a destination, always seek to improve what you are doing and teach with a mind that is open to new possibilities and experiences.”“That is my ideal environment, where children learn love first and book work second.”“Yes, my children moved dishes! No, I didn’t use expensive china, and yes, things got dropped. I reasoned that plates could always be replaced, but learning experiences are invaluable.”Chapter Titles:1. Homeschool – Who? - Me?2. Homeschool as an Extension of Parenting3. Anyone can Homeschool4. What if I Fail at Educating Them?5. What about Socialization?6. Curriculum7. How Do I Know What to Teach Them?8. Teaching Your Child to Learn for Himself9. Working With the Child10. Planning Your School Year11. Organizing Your Day12. Organizing Your Books and Papers13. Organizing Your Life14. Not Being Supermom15. Chores16. Getting Outside Help17. Working With the Local School18. Making the Transition19. What to Expect During Your First Year20. Keeping Records and Transcripts21. Testing22. What Do I Do With My Preschooler?23. Learning Styles24. P.E.25. A Special Word About Math26. Support Groups and Co-ops27. Field Trips28. The Cost of Homeschooling29. The Homeschool Year30. Sickness, Jury Duty and Homeschooling31. Mixing School With Homeschool in Your Family32. Wanting to be Normal33. Special Needs Children34. What About High School? And College35. When to Enter the Educational System36. When Life Gets in the Way37. Protect Yourself and Your Marriage38. What is the Definition of Success?39. When Relatives Don’t Agree With the Homeschooling Decision40. Homeschool Conventions41. The Legalities of Homeschooling42. The Computer and Videos in Education43. The Journey of Homeschooling44. Home Businesses and Homeschooling45. The Future of HomeschoolingA. Curriculum Written by HomeschoolersB. Favorite ResourcesC. DVDs to Use When Sickness OccursD. My Favorite Living BooksWhat are people saying?- The voice of experience- A Home School Believer- This book is a great tool!- I was very excited to read Tinas book- I appreciated her honesty- I would highly recommend this book to anyone considering the option of homeschooling- If anyone needs someones real life account of what works and doesnt, grab this book.