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ISBN-13: 078-5555087118 ISBN-10: 0764508881 Edition: 1st

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (December 15, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764508881
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764508882
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,805 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Get the scoop on how to get started with homeschooling

Turn your home into a school and raise smart, well-adjusted kids Homeschooling lets you spend lots of time with your kids — and teach them your values and beliefs. But where do you get teaching materials? Or find social outlets so your kids can make friends? Covering everything from curriculum and legal compliance to cooperatives and computers, this friendly guide leads you step by step to homeschooling success.

The Dummies Way Explanations in plain English "Get in, get out" information Icons and other navigational aids Tear-out cheat sheet Top ten lists A dash of humor and fun

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About the Author

Jennifer Kaufeld has been homeschooling her two children for nearly a decade. She contributes to Homeschooling Today Magazine and is a regular speaker at state and regional homeschooling and education conferences.

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It is informative and easy to read and navigate.
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This should be the first book any parent reads once they begin to consider homeschooling.
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This book was a HUGE help answered all my questions about homeschooling.
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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 17, 2002
Format: Paperback
Three cheers for HOMESCHOOLING FOR DUMMIES!! Every other homeschooling book I ever picked up had an agenda -- they wanted you to do things this way or that way, and preached that no other way of teaching could possibly work at all. HOMESCHOOLING FOR DUMMIES explains the pros and cons of many different teaching methods without proclaiming that any one of them is the *only* answer. Most importantly, the author shares her experiences with things that worked and things that failed with her own kids, and how she continually reshapes her teaching approaches. It felt great to finally hear someone say "find what works for your kids and do it"!!!
Everyone either thinking about homeschooling or currently teaching at home needs a copy of this book. It's a life (and sanity) saver!!!!
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Big AF Family on February 20, 2006
Format: Paperback
When considering homeschooling as a viable educational option for our boys, we were in a fog. Homeschooling seemed like a very foreign (very weird) concept and we were hesitant to attempt due to lack of exposure to any credible information on the subject. We bought "Homeschooling for Dummies" (our first in a long line of "Dummies" books) and made the switch just 6 months later. It has everything you need in a one-stop reference that can be used to determine if homeschooling is right for your family as well as fine tune any already-homeschooling families. It breaks down everything from the slightly unusual "unschooling" and the dreaded "socialization" question to lists of books and references to use as a jumping-off point. Thinking of taking the plunge into homeschooling? This is THE book to read first.
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on January 31, 2006
Format: Paperback
Definitely for the beginning homeschooler, this book has lots of basic info. It's a great starting place, covers a lot of ground but touches each area only lightly. Don't expect anything in depth on any particular subject, but look to this book for general info and ideas, and expect it to be a springboard for further research. Very helpful as a starter.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Beth DeRoos HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 28, 2003
Format: Paperback
We have been in homeschooling since the 70's and aside from Homeschooling For Excellence written by a couple we know and respect, this is a book I would highly recommend simply because it offers valuable information and does NOT set out to convert people to homeschooling. Even bought a copy for my local library.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Adrienne Jensen on June 22, 2009
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I've read a number of homeschooling books and this one is definitely the BEST overview of the subject. Kaufeld covers all the basics and also provides a number of great resources for supplemental learning such as games, toys, activities, etc. Her writing style is witty and engaging. One thing that really sets this book apart from a lot of others is that there are NO religious overtones, a very welcome attribute for me. The author does acknowledge religious homeschooling resources, but she does it with respect for all religious (or non-religious) beliefs. This should be the first book any parent reads once they begin to consider homeschooling.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By L. St Yves on January 9, 2007
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This is a very informative book from a seemingly experienced homeschooling mother. Looks at ALL the ins and outs, ups and downs. I would recommend it for sure.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By cartercan on October 2, 2008
Format: Paperback
This book helped me to decide to homeschool 2 of my children. It offers easy-to-read complete explanations of every way to homeschool. In addition, it has many website recommendations that I keep using for every related subject you can imagine, from how to get organized to where to look for study units, to state requirements.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Lara....... on April 13, 2003
Format: Paperback
Really Good book for people new to homeschooling as well as the veterans. There's lots of resourses, and practical information. Very comprehensive, and yet very easy to read and skip around if you want!
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