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The Imperfect Homeschooler's Guide to Homeschooling: A 20-Year Homeschool Veteran Reveals How to Teach Your Kids, Run Your Home and Overcome the Inevitable Challenges of the Homeschooling Life Paperback – March 8, 2008
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"???.(T)he truth is there is no perfect home school. Even though I know that already, how empowering it is for me to read Barbara Frank's book The Imperfect Homeschooler's Guide to Homeschooling???. This guide is an excellent resource both for those just starting out and the rest of us that need some good old-fashioned encouragement and empowerment." -- Kathy Davis "Homeschoolbuzz.com"
About the Author
Barbara Frank has been homeschooling for over 20 years; she has four children, ages 15-24. Mrs. Frank is a freelance writer/editor and former newspaper reporter whose recent work has appeared in "Focus on the Family Magazine" and "The Old Schoolhouse Magazine." She is also the author of "Life Prep for Homeschooled Teenagers." She has a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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The title of the book lives up to all it promises. The author writes in a friendly, highly positive, down-to-earth and encouraging style. Reading it is like sitting down for a cup of coffee with a good friend. A friend who knows what you're going through. And she has. She has homeschooled her own children, including a "special needs" child with Downs Syndrome.
*Confessions of an Imperfect Homeschooler
*Teaching Specific Subjects
*Teaching Techniques and Ideas
*Covering All the Bases
*Overcoming Obstacles to Homeschooling
*Coping with Changes and Challenges
*On the Home Front
She makes it clear that you don't have to be perfect....all you have to be is what your child needs. She gives the the tools, the confidence and the pep talks to do so. I wish I had found this book when I first started homeschooling, but her help is still invaluable even now.
Homeschooling is not right for everyone. But it is right for a LOT of people. Know yourself, be honest with what you want for your kids. There is not one right way to teach your kids (and the public school system doesn't want you to realize that). Children are not cookie cutter kids and they deserve more than a cookie cutter education. It's not easy some days. But it is very rewarding and a wonderful option. It can be as complicated or as simple as you make it.
Do you think you must have a college degree to teach your child? Realize now that having a college degree does not automatically make someone an educator. Nor does having a college degree automatically mean someone else knows what's best for your child. Think back to when you were in school. How many teachers did you have that were really good and really inspired you? How many guidance counselors did you have who really guided you? In my case, those outstanding people were a small minority. Knowledge is everywhere in this world.....but inspiration? That is far rarer.
Buy and read this book. Really examine yourself, question yourself, think about your kids AND.......As Barbara Frank says on page 176 "Count your blessings. Try to enjoy every stage of each child's development. Most of all, realize that someday they will be grown and gone, and you will have ten times as many memories as other moms, because you were there with them every day".
That being said, there is a lot of wonderful and useful advice to be found in here and definitely a feeling of "I am not the only one." It also has some humorous moments. I highly recommend this book to all people looking to homeschool or parents who have been homeschooling and are looking for fresh ideas and encouragement.
I found that and more in this book!
When I first got the book in the mail, I was a little worried looking at the table of contents that it was more for beginning homeschoolers and that I wouldn't find much help in the book. I was *wrong*.
The author has lots of fresh ideas to make homeschooling work well no matter what obstacles we face. I thought many of her ideas were pure genius and she helped me look at things in a different way than I had before, which was very helpful.
She also helped me renew my commitment to homeschooling and she helped me remember all the great reasons I started this crazy journey to begin with - which is important to remember to avoid burn out.
I think this book is well worth the money and any homeschooler will find ideas and information inside that will be helpful to them - no matter how long they've been homeschooling!
This book may encourage a person starting out, but the "how to teach your kids, run your home and overcome the inevitable challenges of the homeschooling life" is a false statement. Spend your money on good books for your kids.