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Homeschooling Boys - Gaining Maximum Success from Minimum Cooperation [Kindle Edition]

Tina Razzell
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Product Description

What do you do when life gives you boys to raise? In Tina Razzell’s case the answer is homeschool them. In her fifteen years as a homeschool mom she’s discovered that life with boys is not easy, always creative and often unpredictable. She shares in this book her trials and successes homeschooling her four children, three of them male.

At first she covers living with boys and the struggle between boys wanting to be independent and moms wanting to shelter them.

The second half of the book is about the specific ways she teaches boys who won’t sit still and those who struggle to write, with a chapter dedicated to teaching your lefty to write.

If you are starting to homeschool one or more boys, then this book will be a valuable help to your journey. If you have been homeschooling for a while you might relate to some of the stories.



Contents

1. It’s a Boy!

Part 1 – Raising Boys

2. Living with Boys

3. Boys want to be Independent

4. Temper Tantrums

5. Children are Creative

6. Guns and Other Weapons

Part 2 – Educating Boys

7. Curricula

8. Boys in School

9. Learning Disabilities

10. Learning to Write

11. Teaching a Lefty to Write

And Finally…

12. Teenage Boys Becoming Men





About the Author

Tina Razzell is a happily married mom with three boys and a girl. Originally from England, she now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

She’s been homeschooling for what seems like forever, and vaguely remembers a life before kids.
It didn’t take her long to realize that homeschooling three boys is not an easy task to undertake. Although she’s been writing about homeschooling for a while, this is her first book.


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  • File Size: 400 KB
  • Print Length: 28 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005EOAVF6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #165,915 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars First to not give it a 5 star July 23, 2012
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The title REALLY caught my eye...actually laughed out loud, but I really thought there would be more practical advice. The book made me smile at times, however it was very short (I realize it was only $2.99, but still...). While the stories were cute, most everyone with boys can relate very similar ones as well.

In my opinion, the book was more of a memoir of sorts of this homeschooling mother. Nice, but very little practical advice on how to gain "maximum success from minimum cooperation."
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing perspective December 29, 2011
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As a parent of 3 boys I very much enjoyed reading about the joys and challenges of educating boys. So many books about homeschooling talk about the importance of reading to your children but didn't give any suggestions when your children didn't want to sit and listen. I appreciated the author's suggestions that encouraged allowing the boys to move or stand or do some other activity while listening to a story. This book motivates the reader to remember why he or she chose to homeschool and encourages them to not give up.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gave me hope and a vision. August 4, 2011
By Shmina
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I appreciate the "realness" of the author. I felt like she was a friend on my couch telling me the good, the bad, and the ugly. But most importantly, what to do about it. I am raising and homeschooling a spirited boy (5yo) and most people don't understand the challenges I face. This author does.

This book has given me some great advice and a long term vision that I just haven't had. I feel encouraged and inspired for my homeschooling journey ahead of me!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and honest look at homeschooling boys July 28, 2011
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This book is a very candid and humorous look at homeschooling three very active and challenging boys.

Through much trial and error, the author discovered a very innovative and productive method for homeschooling her boys. While this is not a step-by-step how-to book, it opens the mind to think outside the box about what homeschooling is and how to approach it.

Read between the lines and you will find just how much work went into the author's homeschooling journey. Read this book and learn what doesn't work. Save yourself the trial-and-error time by learning how to approach your own homeschooling journey.

Best of all, this book is fun to read. Sit back and enjoy the show!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Oh BOYS! January 18, 2013
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As a new homeschooling family, this is our first year, we have 4 BOYS. It is extremely busy and I was frustrated that I was spending too much time fussing at them to get down to business and do their work. This was a good, lighthearted read that just inspired me to keep going at it a day at a time.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Writing from the heart... July 28, 2011
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...and from experience. This is a wonderful book in which the author shares her perspective about raising and home schooling boys. She offers insight and encouragement by sharing what she has learned on her beautiful journey so far. Wise reflection and great suggestions to foster the love of learning and encourage children to seek knowledge, while allowing them to be who they are and embracing their energetic qualities.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful book January 8, 2013
By Ronda
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Really enjoyed this book, wish it were longer it was so good. As a mother of3 boys I found it helpful and so true to life. I highly recommend it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Short and Sweet But Not a Lot of Meat December 6, 2012
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I read this book in about 20 minutes. I have a son and a daughter that I homeschool and she definitely described my son. There were a lot of generalities that most of us can identify with and some nice suggestions. I can't give it more stars because it really didn't tell you much that you don't already know. The "Gaining Maximum Success" part never emerged for me. I enjoyed the book but I would've liked more practical information and suggestions.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars An eye-opener
Very educational read. The book helped me to understand my busy, stubborn boys better. It eased my fears, concerns, and guilt :). I will definitely come back to it again.
Published 2 days ago by Yulia Ferreira
4.0 out of 5 stars Little Boys Are Not Like Little Girls :)
She gives some good advice on home schooling boys. Boys aren't like girls, in that they don't like to just sit around and read. They need to move around a lot and be little boys! Read more
Published 10 days ago by K. Amanti
1.0 out of 5 stars Better books out there
This book was vague and uninteresting, mostly a list of the way she homeschooled her boys. Not worth the time or money.
Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Gives a little bit of inspiration
This book gave me some inspiration, homeschooling boys is a challenge and this book shed light on the subject. I once again have a good shot in the arm.
Published 28 days ago by Jennifer Oborn
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
I love this book! It gave me wonderful insight to how boys minds work. Having grown up with only sister and no male cousins. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Valerie Mason
5.0 out of 5 stars Well done
IT WAS VERY INFORMATIVE AND EASY READ. THANK YOU FOR YOU INSIGHTS. I AM CONSIDERING HOME SCHOOLING MY TWO BOYS. WHO ARE BOTH A DVD.
Published 1 month ago by a kassar
5.0 out of 5 stars great for mothers of boys
Short concise & to the point. Good read before you start homeschooling to give you motivation to start or continue the journey
Published 2 months ago by saba
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow this book can help any parent raising boys! ...
Wow this book can help any parent raising boys! I have four boys and the author is so accurate, relatable, and entertaining.
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the meat and no frills!
Love, love this book. As a homeschooling mother of three boys, time is limited. The author shares realistic idea. Read more
Published 3 months ago by D. Jacobs
2.0 out of 5 stars okay book
I was a little disappointed that it was just an overview. It never really went into depth about how to actually achieve each goal very well.
Published 3 months ago by homeschooling boys
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More About the Author

Tina Razzell is BellaOnline's Living Simply editor, she writes about homeschooling and decluttering, giving advice and help both on and off line.

Her first book, Homeschooling Boys - Gaining Maximum Success from Minimum Cooperation, described her homeschooling journey to educate her three boys.

Her second book, Living Simply - Improve Your Life with Less Clutter, is a collection of articles on decluttering from the BellaOnline's Living Simply site.

And now, her newest book, available only on Amazon, Start Homeschooling - Great Education With Your Child at Home, draws from her years as a homeschool mom and encourages the reader to find out if homeschooling is for them, and inspires them to get started.

Originally from England, she now lives in the San Francisco East Bay.

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