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Real-Life Homeschooling

Real-Life Homeschooling

The Stories of 21 Families Who Teach Their Children at Home

The book that shows homeschooling in action!
What does it really mean when parents say they homeschool their child or children? For Rhonda Barfield -- a homeschooler for the past 10 years -- the definition is as diverse as the 21 families she studies in this eye-opening book.
Real-Life Homeschooling
From the city to the country, apartments to split-levels, you'll enter each household and see education in action. Discover the challenges and rewards of tailoring instruction to each child's needs while catering to his or her inquisitiveness and curiosity. See why the number of children being taught by their parents is growing nationwide -- at home, there are no overcrowded classrooms, no unknown dangers lurking in the halls, and no doubts as to the quality of the education.
Whether you are just contemplating homeschooling or are a veteran seeking fresh ideas and help in overcoming obstacles -- look no further: Real-life Homeschooling shows just how practical and rewarding it is to educate children and provide them with what they need most -- you!
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  • Atria Books | 
  • 320 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743442299 | 
  • April 2002
List Price $19.99
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Read an Excerpt

Chapter One: Running for the School Board

Family:

Glenn (53), Ann (52), Judith (18), Rebecca (10).

Location:

Alexandria, Virginia.

Best advice:

Relax and make learning fun.

Worst advice:

Follow the steps in The Well-Trained Mind. (This is not to discount the many useful resources and ideas in the book; just to say that while the theory is enticing, the practice is overwhelming.)

Favorite quote:

"To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and... see more

About the Author

Rhonda Barfield
Photo Credit: Edward Crim

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