The Homeschooling Handbook

The Homeschooling Handbook

Paperback Prima Home Learning Library

By (author) Mary Griffith

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  • Publisher: Prima Publishing,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 185mm x 231mm x 20mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 30 June 1999
  • Publication City/Country: Rocklin
  • ISBN 10: 0761517278
  • ISBN 13: 9780761517276
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: B&W ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
  • Sales rank: 385,385

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Don't Even Think About Teaching Your Child at Home--Until You Read This Book Discover why millions of parents are homeschooling their children. In this revised edition of her groundbreaking book, Mary Griffith tells you everything you need to know about the fastest-growing educational movement in the country, including: -When, why, and how to homeschool -Detailed learning ideas for the primary, middle, and teen years -How to navigate the local regulations -Strategies to avoid burnout and strengthen family relationships -Resources in the communitty and the homeschooling network -And more! Whether you're one of the nearly one million families in the country already homeschooling, planning to take the plunge, or just testing the water, this hands-on book will help! ""The Homeschooling Handbook" is a valuable resource for anyone intersted in nurturing their child. Whether you homeschool or not, you will find many fresh ideas for working with children in these pages."--Patrick Farenga, publisher, "Growing Without Schooling" "If you're looking for practical, commonsense advice about homeschooling, if you're looking for answers to the really tough questions from someone with real insights to the movement, if you're looking for sensible commentary backed up by experience and saavy, Mary Griffith's "The Homeschooling Handbook" is just what you're looking for!"--Helen Hegener, editor, "Home Education Magazine"

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Mary Griffith is the author of "The Unchooling Handbook" (Prima) and a long-time activist with the Homeschool Association of California. Her two children have always been homeschooled.

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Don't Even Think About Teaching Your Child at Home--Until You Read This Book

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Don't Even Think About Teaching Your Child at Home--Until You Read This Book Discover why millions of parents are homeschooling their children. In this revised edition of her groundbreaking book, Mary Griffith tells you everything you need to know about the fastest-growing educational movement in the country, including: -When, why, and how to homeschool -Detailed learning ideas for the primary, middle, and teen years -How to navigate the local regulations -Strategies to avoid burnout and strengthen family relationships -Resources in the communitty and the homeschooling network -And more! Whether you're one of the nearly one million families in the country already homeschooling, planning to take the plunge, or just testing the water, this hands-on book will help! ""The Homeschooling Handbook is a valuable resource for anyone intersted in nurturing their child. Whether you homeschool or not, you will find many fresh ideas for working with children in these pages."--Patrick Farenga, publisher, "Growing Without Schooling "If you're looking for practical, commonsense advice about homeschooling, if you're looking for answers to the really tough questions from someone with real insights to the movement, if you're looking for sensible commentary backed up by experience and saavy, Mary Griffith's "The Homeschooling Handbook is just what you're looking for!"--Helen Hegener, editor, "Home Education Magazine

Table of contents

Contents Acknowledgements Terms Introduction 1. Does Homeschooling Really Work, or What Do We Tell the Grandparents? 2. Legal Stuff, or Can We Really Do This? 3. Structure, or Can We Wear Our Pajamas to School? 4. Assisted Homeschooling, or Do We Really Need Any Help? 5. Money and Other Practical Matters 6. The Primary Years: Reading, 'Riting, and 'Rithmetic 7. The Middle Years: Exploring the World 8. The Teen Years: Finding a Direction 9. Evaluation and Record Keeping, or How Do We Know They're Learning? 10. Finding Learning Resources 11. The Homeschooling Community 12. Coping with the Rough Spots 13. Special Circumstances 14. Beyond Homeschooling Afterword Appendix A: Homeschooling Resources Appendix B: Homeschooling Organizations Appendix C: Selected Learning Resources Appendix D: Colleges That Have Accepted Homeschoolers Works Cited Index