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Home Grown Kids Paperback – November, 1984

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: W Pub Group (November 1984)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0849930073
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849930072
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #157,729 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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While some of the information about infants and home schooling laws is out dated the rest of the book is excellent! Following their pattern for infancy is not essential for successfully using the rest of the book.
As the mother of 6 children ranging in ages from 2yr- 13yr I have always tried to respect their natural development. However this caused me some frustrations in home education as standard curriculum does not take individual development into account. I also found myself balking at the normal progression of grades and curriculum which just seemed artificial and, well, silly for a homeschooler.
The I read Home Grown Kids and suddenly things started making sense. Up until around ages 8 or even 10 a child's brain isn't ready for the comprehensive tasks of formal academics. Instead a child learns best in a relaxed natural format. To some this is similar to the method called unschooling. The main difference is that when a child is developmentally ready they begin formal academics combined with a balance of service(helping at home or community service) and play time. This does not put a child behind their peers as learning happens faster with better retention. I've seen this in my own children.
The main core is we are raising whole people not just little scholars. By following the natural development of a child and they aren't all exactly alike, we can teach them better with less stress for everyone including mom.
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This book is 25 years old,and I think we've learned a few things in 25 years, but overall the basic principles in this book were eye-opening and thought-provoking. I'm no longer so fearful of the homeschooling idea and have gained a desire to know more as a result of reading Home Grown Kids.
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I used this book and gained so much from it. The author is so insightful, practical, educational, and spiritual. His advice worked for my child. Thanks God for this book. I am a pharmacist, and found that this book is not outdated at all since I am more traditional in my practice. I do believe a baby also needs to rest their digestive tract before the next meal. We are only stewards for God in taking care of our children. They have to learn to obey us out of reverence to God. Love this book.
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Home Grown Kids is a great resource for encouragement and advice for new parents and seasoned parents, too. I enjoyed the reasoning behind the choice to keep children at home for education. I was slightly surprised to read the authors' decision to highlight the progression of growth from birth through the various stages of childhood. I think this book will help the skeptical parent who isn't sure about homeschooling, and may also need help in learning about how children "work" best in their differing stages of development.
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By Nikki on October 31, 2013
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This book contains very practical information regarding raising children. It contains conventional and unconventional methods of teaching children. I would reccommend this book to every family who may consider homeschooling.
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