A Homeschooling Beginners Manual (Volume 1)
- Narrated by: Jon Turner
- Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 08-31-17
- Language: English
- Publisher: cannonbooks
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Not all public schools are terrible, but not one of them measures up to home. Not all teachers are uncaring, but none of them will ever love your child as much as you do.
The material that you need is out there and this book will direct you to many online and local resources. If you believe that you cannot do it alone, but do not want to place your child at risk in the public school system we will discuss alternatives such as K12 online schooling.
Will you be brave enough to be involved in the life of your child? Will you be the one to teach them to be responsible young men and women? Will you take this moment to accept the fact that a hobby, a job or even a career has no lasting value in eternity? If the truest expression of love is to mimic those who love us then should it not be only right and fitting that we spend each day teaching our children as our heavenly father does the same for each and every single one of his.
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By R. MCRACKAN on 10-17-17
Intro to homeschooling
- good overview of homeschooling benefits
- compelling arguments that homeschooling is a viable option which is getting more popular all the time
- homeschooling is hard and takes a lot of time and work. I'm glad this isn't sugar-coated
- acknowledgement and overview of available resources, particularly online
- chapter 2 does a disservice by equating general life-teaching vs formal academia. It's not convincing anyone who doesn't already agree and it's bad logic
- chapter 5 is basically a message of hiding your kid at home because you're scared of the dangerous world out there.
Here's the more important score card for me though: addressing the boogeymen.
Homeschooling has 3 big boogeymen that scare other people.
1) it's weird
PRO: This gets addressed early in the book
2) it's for religious nuts
PRO: Religion was addressed here in a personal and non-threatening way
CON: it reinforces the no prayer in school myth. Schools don't prohibit prayer; they just don't promote it or give it special status
3) kids do not get enough interaction with others their age
CON: This book provides next to nothing to combat the perceived isolation and lack of socialization. In a few places it even enforces the idea that you can hide your kid from the scary world and their scary peers.
As an introduction to the subject of homeschooling, this book is not bad but it has room for improvement.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
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