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The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child Your Complete Guide to Getting Off to the Right Start

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R the best ways to cater to your child's specific learning style including ·When why and how to get started ·The best ways to develop an effective curriculum assess your child's progress and navigate local regulations ·Kid tested and parent approved learning activities for all age levels ·Simple strategies for developing an independent child and strengthening family and social relationships ·And much much To the thousands of reuests we receive for help from families new to homeschooli. I enjoyed this book I am a couple of years off homeschooling God willing but I found this book had answers to fears and doubts I have and no doubt other people will uestion us about It was engaging and I enjoyed the short stories and encouragements throughout from homeschooling parents I dropped one star as the resources mentioned are very out of date The book was published in 2001 so almost 20 years old The basis is still super relevant The Rabbit Effect: Live Longer, Happier, and Healthier with the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness uestion The Rabbit Effect: Live Longer, Happier, and Healthier with the Groundbreaking Science of Kindness us about It was engaging and I enjoyed the short stories and encouragements throughout from homeschooling parents I dropped one star as the resources mentioned are very out of date The book was published in 2001 so almost 20 years old The basis is still super relevant

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Ng we will now recommend this warm and knowledgeable book It will ensure that all families make it to the second year including yours Elizabeth Kanna editor in chief HomeschoolcomLinda Dobson addresses all the issues facing parents as they consider the task of homeschooling over other educational options Those who wonder whether they really can or want to do the job will find uniue perspectives in this well researched work Beverly K Eakman author and cofounder National Education Consortiu. This was helpful and useful without being too annoyingly full of advice A good read

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Homeschool the right way from day oneAre you considering homeschooling for your family Today many parents recognize that their child's school options are limited inadeuate or even dangerous and an increasing number are turning to homeschooling But where do you start and how do you ensure the highest uality educational experience especially in that pivotal first yearThis comprehensive guide will help you determine the appropriate first steps build your own educational philosophy and discove. My friend Jenny loaned me this book because I'm thinking of homeschooling my two boys It is a great overview of homeschooling with a special focus on the main things that tend to trip people up when they first start outI really liked the style of the bookThere was a great appendix of resourcesI liked that there were a lot of real world stories from all different types of homeschooling familiesI also enjoyed the chapter that the author highlighted all the many different forms of homeschoolingIt was a good book and has definitely encouraged my desire to homeschool my children


10 thoughts on “The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child Your Complete Guide to Getting Off to the Right Start

  1. says:

    If I could give this 3 12 stars I would It was a very reassuring read for someone brand new to homeschooling It laid out the basics of the various homeschool approaches giving concrete examples and week in the life routines of real families who've adopted their own versions of each approach It discussed hurdles and how to get over them But my favorite part were the insets throughout the book by homeschoolers answering the uestion What I wish someone had told me during my first year of homeschooling Very helpful


  2. says:

    I devoured this bookBut maybe this book isn’t for you Most likely it isn’t unless you are embarking on your first year of home schooling or even if you are in your first year and need to reach out for help which would not be uncommon This book is obviously written for homeschoolers or for those considering it or even who have someone they love considering itAs it is it has its moments of mediocrity but it also covers a lot of ground and acts as a cheerleader and a friend when you don’t have either handy I bought it because I was in the world’s best used book store in Pittsboro NC and this was in the home school section and indeed I was weeks away from starting my son home schooling I don’t regret itIt kind of reminds me of one of those Whatever for Dummies books but for home schoolers Even the look of it is similar And it moves uickly like those books giving you a thinner coverage over a wide range of related topics If you have been wondering about it there is probably something here about it But if you want deeper and detailed answers you might need to go to a Dobson article or website And I think that this book would best serve someone before they settle into their curriculum since it introduces the reader to various home school curriculum styles and typesLINDA DOBSONLinda Dobson is just for the record not related to James Dobson or his ministry She started homeschooling in the 80s and has since then had a varied and long career orbiting around her involvement in homeschooling She has something like eight home school titles of her own as well as many credits as a writer advocate contributor speaker and administrator of sorts She has helmed a couple different home school supportive organizations and is a “big name” in the field to be sure I can not say whether her other books are different from this oneWhile I found this book to be encouraging it is anecdotal and much lighter on research than some of my other reads That is the setup of the book compiled advice from hundreds of home school moms and perhaps dads woven between the wisdom of one famous home school mom That’s what the book is and I suggest that you not reuire it to be As an aside I am not a fan of her snarky sarcastic remarks though I enjoy that sort of thing elsewhereI have learned already that I can not possibly use all of the bits I “arrowed” in the margin of the home school books that I read and there are many many I could read So on the advice of this home school giant I will move on from reading and into teaching now; “lighten up stay flexible and enjoy the ride”I read an old beat up copy of The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child by Linda Dobson which was published by Three Rivers Press in 2001UOTES“’Our oldest boy was six kinds of difficult and I knew if we put him in school he would be labeled and possibly go on to become real trouble’” p9“’Rather than trying to outschool the schools in my daughter’s first grade year I would have spent time laughing and playing with her’” p41“If I remember to live fully and happily in the present the whole family is happier and learning flows easily and naturally” p46“This means reviewing enough sources so that you’re not taking one person’s point of view as the last word on homeschooling but not so many that your kindergartner becomes a high school freshman before you feel you’re ready to start” p47“’You can try to teach a three month old baby to walk’ Le Ann explains ‘but you will face only frustration until the baby is neurologically ready to walk It works the same way for reading writing bike riding—‘” p67“Chris’s mom for example figured out through trial and error that he best comprehended auditory material while jumping up and down on the trampoline” p69“But pay eual attention to your frame of heart so that you help create and maintain a healthy balance as you educate your child” p79“Accepting then means giving up your own perceptions of what should be and allowing what is to blossom” p80“When we see something in our children that we don’t like it’s often something in ourselves we’re seeing” p85“There will be days of utter panic at what a terrible thing you’ve done to your child’s life There will be others when you are astounded at the enormous brilliance of your child” p87“all parents have been homeschooling their children since birth” p90“’The biggest lesson I’ve learned through trying all of these approaches has been that if it doesn’t work change’” p117“I have learned that how we approach or begin things makes a huge difference in their outcome” p133“Since we are all fallible human beings happiness is attainable than perfection eually worthy of your efforts and in the long run much less likely to produce the need for therapy” p157“You are accomplishing in an hour of attention to your child’s education than a school accomplishes in a day” p157“Homeschooling provides you with time to do just that—regularly exercise patience and devotion—and they grow brighter and stronger in the process” p168“’I wish someone had told me that when the day’s work is done you are done’” p189“It’s the nature of family life that what affects one of us affects all of us’” p205“’It’s hard to change a strong tendency toward orderliness but there is a greater plan where your housework is not as important’” p217“No one comes out of any mode of schooling knowing ‘everything’” p226“Rather you’ll realize that your deficiencies—real or perceived—don’t matter as much as you thought simply because you’ve been putting far too much emphasis on teaching instead of on your children learning” p229“Experience will teach you that you can always think of wonderful things than you will ever have the time and possibly the money and energy to accomplish anyway” p255“Don’t forget to lighten up stay flexible and enjoy the ride” p258REVIEW WRITTEN FOR THE STARVING ARTIST BLOG


  3. says:

    My friend Jenny loaned me this book because I'm thinking of homeschooling my two boys It is a great overview of homeschooling with a special focus on the main things that tend to trip people up when they first start outI really liked the style of the bookThere was a great appendix of resourcesI liked that there were a lot of real world stories from all different types of homeschooling familiesI also enjoyed the chapter that the author highlighted all the many different forms of homeschoolingIt was a good book and has definitely encouraged my desire to homeschool my children


  4. says:

    Well the first year I homeschooled my child was back in 1988 and now I'm in the third year of homeschooling my grandchildren so this book was simply for looking at some of the ideas for projects that people have contributed To be truthful I didn't read anything else but it seems a well organised and thorough text


  5. says:

    If you’re considering homeschooling but you have doubts read this book Here were my favorite uotes “While thinking about homeschooling the thought occurred to me that the ‘easy’ way out would be to not do it—push the kids out the door and have the day to myself Wow That is what i found myself even subconsciously doing It was as if the kids weren’t as much a part of my life any because they were separate from me so much of the day It was almost an interruption when they came home I don’t know that I would have recognized it within myself if I hadn’t overheard two mothers having a conversation at the store ‘The kids are on break I can’t wait until they go back to school’ I thought How sad Their children have become unpleasant to live around because of who they’re around all day long in school Coupled with lack of time with caring parents and now they just want them out of their lives?” Delaine Keith p84“I am coming to trust that if he ever needs to determine the unknown variable in an euation he will be motivated by that need to find out how it’s done And that’s the kind of learning that sticks” Michelle Yauger of Tucson AZ p199“The constancy of a strong family relationship cannot be replicated and sadly is undermined by school attendance” Catherine Donnelly p264“The first thing you learn in school is that the teacher is always right Next you learn that parents are not as smart as teachers You may not be taught this directly but few children end first grade without being sure of it Next you learn that the only opinion that counts is the teacher’s and that nothing is right until teacher says it is At 5 or 6 years old you have no defense against this attack on yourself and your family You learn right off the bat not to trust yourself not to trust your senses your observations or your intuition This attitude is reinforced for 12 years Now you are an adult with a persistent worry that you might be doing it all wrong You spend a good portion of your life seeking ‘expert’ opinion on everything from raising your kids to health care to decorating your house because you have been trained not to trust yourself” Tammy Drennan p267


  6. says:

    I enjoyed this book I am a couple of years off homeschooling God willing but I found this book had answers to fears and doubts I have and no doubt other people will uestion us about It was engaging and I enjoyed the short stories and encouragements throughout from homeschooling parents I dropped one star as the resources mentioned are very out of date The book was published in 2001 so almost 20 years old The basis is still super relevant


  7. says:

    As someone completely new to homeschooling this was just what I needed for an overview I have a background in education and had know several homeschooling mamas but this was a great overarching framework of where I'm headed It gave me permission and freedom to do what I think is best for my boys and not to set out to prove anything I wish I had read this before purchasing curriculum I agree that the anecdotal stories and What I Wish I had Known were incredibly helpful and insightful


  8. says:

    Would be good for someone completely new to homeschooling I thought it might have some tips I could use as this will be my first year homeschooling two kids but it was basic than what I need at this time


  9. says:

    This was helpful and useful without being too annoyingly full of advice A good read


  10. says:

    Good and useful advice A definite confidence booster for anyone considering homeschooling


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