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Homeschooling: The Teen Years: Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 13- to 18- Year-Old (Prima Home Learning Library) [Kindle Edition]

Cafi Cohen
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Book Description

Discover the Rewards of Homeschooling Your Teen
·Create unlimited learning on a limited budget
·Discover teaching methods for teens with different learning styles
·Utilize the best resources and technology
·Prepare your teen for college, career, and adult life
The teen years can be the most exciting time in your child's life. He or she is becoming an independent young adult and beginning to make decisions for the future. Yet growing concern about the negative social pressures, safety, and efficiency of our traditional high schools has prompted many parents just like you to teach their teenagers at home. With Homeschooling: The Teen Years as your guide, you'll discover it's not as daunting a task as you've been led to believe. Using real-life stories from dozens of families, this book reveals the secrets of making homeschooling work for you and your teen. You'll discover how to:
·Work with your teen to create a unique, individual learning experience
·Make coursework interesting, challenging, and fun
·Allow your teen to discover the best vocational path, including selecting a college
·Know when your teen has "completed" high school
·And much more!
"Contains three of the most helpful sentences I've ever read on the question of homeschooling: 'Just start.' 'You will make mistakes.' 'No big deal.' What excellent advice! One of the most thoroughly helpful books I've read in years. If you're homeschooling a teenager you'll want—and need—this outstanding book!" — Helen Hegener, managing editor of Home Education Magazine
"Am I crazy? Homeschool my teen? But how do I do it, when should I do it, where do I find information, and is this really a good choice? If this sounds like you, stop shopping and start reading. This book provides insights and solutions to questions from A to Z. Highly recommended!" — Cindy Stanley, sponsor of the Homeschooling for Everyone Conferences
"Lots of practical tips, examples, and help. I loved the smorgasbord of ideas from other homeschooling parents of teens, showing the wide range of ways to learn and excel." — Judith Waite Allee, coauthor of Homeschooling on a Shoestring

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Editorial Reviews Review

The teen years are when many homeschooling parents start to question or abandon their efforts. It's a precarious time, with challenging academics, pressing social issues, and the prospect of college looming. Parents can now breathe easy: this guide calms the teen-time jitters and even offers hope to those just turning to homeschooling now that their child is about to enter high school. With brief "how we did it" testimonies from other parents sprinkled throughout the book, author Cafi Cohen offers sage advice with the turn of every page. A columnist for Home Education Magazine and Homeschooling Today, two of the most respected periodicals on the subject, Cohen has also homeschooled her two children into college. To comfort doubters, she begins with 10 reasons for homeschooling your teenager (work experience, limited peer pressure, and family togetherness, among them). She goes on to devote long chapters to traditional subjects such as math and history, and even gets to those you might not have considered, like driver education. Her suggestions for parents new to homeschooling: decompress slowly, study only one subject a month at first, and read at least one book on learning styles. This approach will save much time and reduce those trial-and-error episodes.

The guide is neatly packaged and easy to read in the same style of its sister publications, Homeschooling: The Early Years and Homeschooling: The Middle Years. A large collection of lists and quick tips offer everything from the top 10 books for teens and the most popular math programs to money-saver suggestions such as joining a local college's foreign-language club and asking for discarded equipment from local schools. The last chapter contains two college application essays written by teenage homeschoolers. It also provides reassuring information about diplomas. Many universities follow Harvard's policy of not requiring a diploma, but if you or your homeschooling support group do issue one, your teenager can answer "yes" to the diploma question on most job applications--a fact sure to illicit a collective sigh of relief from thousands of parents who homeschool their teens. --Jodi Mailander Farrell


Discover the Rewards of Homeschooling Your Teen

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1175 KB
  • Print Length: 344 pages
  • Publisher: Three Rivers Press (November 3, 2010)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00486U8KY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #145,600 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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211 of 216 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A.D.D. and Homeschooling October 7, 2000
I just finished reading "Homeschooling the Teen Years." I've highlighted over half of the book, and now I'm reading through it for the second time. I'm checking out all of the web links listed etc. Thank you so very much for writing this terrific book. I am new to the homeschooling scene and would have been quite lost without it. You have pointed me in the right direction.
Two weeks ago I pulled my 12 year old, seventh grade student from public school on basically what was a spur of the moment, desperation move. Long story short, he has been on Ritalin for 4 years, has never enjoyed even one day of school (including kindergarten), had a 504 plan for passive A.D.D and writing/processing problems. I was tired of trying to get the teachers to cooperate, my son to do his homework after school, tears, low self-esteem and failing grades. I just knew there had to be a better way to help my son receive the education he deserves.
In just two short weeks, my son's behavior and personality are undergoing major changes. He is happier, less stressed, and for the first time -- willing to sit down and learn without the fear of failure. The greatest part of all is that he's no longer taking the Ritalin. I threw that away the day I pulled him from public school. Guess what? He's fine without it. I feel in my heart that this was the best decision I have ever made for my son.
I was scared, doubting myself and wondering why in the world did I think I could do this. Now I know I can do this, and do it better then the schools. Thank you for being there for me when I needed you most. Your book has become my inspiration and will continue to guide me through the high school years.
Thank you, Cafie Cohen, from the bottom of my heart!
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88 of 89 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Homeschool Book Ever May 11, 2000
This is a great book for anyone homeschooling teenagers. In a wonderful, easy-to-read format, it discusses concerns of every family member -- mom and dad and teens and younger children. The author answers questions that new homeschoolers have, such as "How do we get legal?" and "Where do we find curriculum?" and "What about a diploma?" In addition the book contains a wealth of information for experienced home educators. Drawing not only on the author's years homeschooling her own children, but also on the experience of dozens of homeschooling families worldwide, this title contains an incredible number of fun, creative, practical, and money-saving suggestions for all subjects -- writing, foreign languages, advanced math, history, science, and so on. Based on a survey results compiled by the author, you will find lists throughout of homeschoolers' favorites -- from software to historical videos to authors teens love. One chapter discusses part-time homeschooling and afterschooling, that is, using homeschooling resources and approaches with schooled children. This is perfect for those families who want to use tried-and-true homeschooling resources to improve their child's math abilities or to enrich their teen's school history curriculum. Afterschooling offers ways to try homeschooling without jumping in full-time. Above all, the book emphasizes that there is no one right way to succeed. Instead it details many paths to success -- traditional approaches, unit studies, interest-initiated learning, and eclectic approaches -- and invites you to select those options that best fit your family.
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75 of 75 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have for Homeschooling Teens September 18, 2001
I have been homeschooling for 11 years now and I must say this has been one of the most useful publications I have come across. I have already struggled through two teens with little help and not knowing where to turn for resources. There is a great deal of information for the younger years, but very little for teens. This book not only give you insightful information to make your teens education well rounded and interesting, but it also provides a wealth resources to turn for further information. No homeschool should be without it.
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62 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Help with teens August 21, 2000
This is Just what I have been needing. Especially the chapters on "The Joy of Learning with Teens" and "Learning Assets of the Teen Years". I've needed this wake-up call to focus on the positives of the teen years instead of the negatives.
This is the best homeschool book I've read in years! Cafi manages to give a broad picture, explaning the many different routes homeschoolers take, while giving you baby steps of how to get moving in positive directions, find great curriculum, and money saving tips. She addresses the specifics of the 3R's and the Extras, addresses tailoring your school to your family's needs, keeping records and much more. I loved the fact that she writes with a national perspective. These are not just her ideas, but come from a large pool of home educators across the continent. The book is packed with resources, not an indiscriminating barage, but only the best.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love This Book June 8, 2000
I got my copy of Homeschooling, The Teen Years and read it through immediately. It was such an encouragement. Although we have been homeschooling for more than five years, sometimes I get cold feet and fear that we are not doing enough. Cafi's book points out the many ways we educate our kids every day and gives suggestions for new things to try. I highly recommend this book to people who are considering homeschooling their teens, and especially to those who are already doing it!
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Published 2 months ago by Debra muhl
5.0 out of 5 stars As a new homeschooler this is a must have. ...
As a new homeschooler this is a must have. It has given me a wealth of information about how to teach courses in ways that my daughter relates to without the humdrum of just using... Read more
Published 2 months ago by gabby
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent resource
This book I'd recommend to parents considering homeschooling, or afterschooling, or supplementing their current school curriculum. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Da_Cats_meow
5.0 out of 5 stars A book I should have had before now
So please with this book and still thinking wow if I had this 5 yrs ago when I started homeschooling my now 16 yr old daughter. Read more
Published 9 months ago by dasiygmj
5.0 out of 5 stars Great starting point.
I am still not finished reading it all the way through, but I have already noticed a lot of the links are Christian based. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Courtney Inlow
4.0 out of 5 stars Needs an update; still helpful
The internet has revolutionized homeschool. This book could use a revision.

Still, this book offers glimpses into homeschool in many scenarios: rural ranchers, urban... Read more
Published 19 months ago by M. Heiss
5.0 out of 5 stars Homeschooling: the teen years
Enjoy the tips and resources given. Will keep it as a guide and read many times. Very important book to have if your homeschooling.
Published 22 months ago by fran
2.0 out of 5 stars More of a survey result book
Not very happy with this book. I bought it on recommendation from a friend. It was more about results of surveys taken from homeschooling families than giving advice on... Read more
Published 22 months ago by melissa matley
3.0 out of 5 stars it's ok, but not that helpful to me
I read the whole book, hoping for something I could use in our personal homeschool journey and didn't find anything, turned out to be a waste of my afternoon. Read more
Published 23 months ago by M. Archer
4.0 out of 5 stars For our homeschool organization's library
This purchase was made for our homeschool organization's library. It's a good reference whether your kids are already in high school, or getting there soon....
Published on December 23, 2012 by chrissie
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