- Paperback: 624 pages
- Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (June 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0736909184
- ISBN-13: 978-0736909181
- Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.4 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #531,915 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mary Pride's Complete Guide to Getting Started in Homeschooling Paperback – June 1, 2004
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Now with three kids who are thriving in home, school, and life, I was pleased to discover that Mary Pride's Complete Guide to Getting Started Homeschooling is available to a new generation of beginning homeschoolers. In my opinion, this is the user-friendliest book on the market, packed with tons of useful information. I guarantee that if it has to do with homeschooling . . . you'll find it in this book!
Mary Pride's desire to help parents raise God-loving children in a safe and happy environment, with the best resources and opportunities available, comes through on every page. For new homeschoolers, or those considering homeschooling, readers will discover everything they need to know, everything they wished they knew, or everything they didn't realize they needed to know about homeschooling! In fact, here's what one new homeschooling mom had to say:
"I received the Complete Guide to Getting Started in Homeschooling as a Christmas gift when I hinted to my sister-in-law that I was considering homeschooling," says Shari, mother of four. "I have a 6-year-old in a private, Christian Kindergarten, a 4-year-old, a 2-year-old, and a 7-month-old. This was the first book I have read on the subject of homeschooling, and I quickly devoured the whole thing in the course of three days!Read more ›
Well, Mary Pride's book has helped me to fill in so many of those details and to come up with a starting plan. The "Finding Your Goals" and "Making Your Plan" chapters were highly useful and more specific than any other book I've read. She describes some of the most popular homeschooling methods and explains how well or not-so-well they might work with your goals and plan you've made. She gave me places to start looking for resources on the internet.
As other reviewers have pointed out, she is Christian and her writing shows that she feels this should be a part of a homeschool curriculum. She mentions and reviews many Christian-based resources. The fact is that a great percentage of homeschool resources ARE Christian-based. She does indicate the intensity of the Christian component, usually.
Personally, I got a ton of useful, specific information from Mary Pride's book about how to DO homeschooling, not just about why it is a good choice. I'm not taking all of her advice, and she doesn't want you to.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book has a LOT of info for homeschooling and it is written well. I did find it rather overwhelming at times.Published 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book is great but a little outdated. It's also a lot of information that get tedious to read about, but it has some great ideas about how to teach your kids.Published 6 months ago by Amanda Keller
As a new homeschooler, I have been reading this book bit by bit. It has helped me determine each piece of getting started. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Carrie Meehan
This is a wonderful and extremely helpful book. Mary pride writes in a way that everyone can understand. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Charles Ramirez
I very rarely give reviews but I disliked this book so much I decided to make an exception.
I gave it 2 stars because there is a lot of good information. Read more
I love it, was everything I think we need to start homeschooling our son. The book arrived in excellent condition and two days earlier than expected. Read morePublished on November 27, 2013 by Stephen Kono
I will begin homeschooling my 13 year old son in two months and I was feeling very apprehensive about it. Read morePublished on July 9, 2013 by Margi Peterson
Wasnt quite what I hoped for or all that useful. a relatively one sided approach to homeschooling. resources that are quickly out dated. Read morePublished on June 13, 2013 by Elicia Faul
Starting out anything new can be scary, and there's few things more scary than starting homeschool. But as soon as you read this book, all your fears will be gone! Read morePublished on May 29, 2013 by Stephanie Relfe