The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child   -     By: Linda Dobson
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The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child

Random House / 2001 / Paperback

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The first year of homeschooling is daunting for everyone; the unfamiliar jargon, the too-many-to-count curriculum choices, the methods that everyone swears by...it's almost enough to make you give up before you've started! Let The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child take off some of the pressure by answering your most urgent questions, and giving you some encouragement and hard-learned advice along the way. This guide will help you to determine your first steps, build your own educational philosophy and discover the best ways to cater to your child's learning philosophy. 348 pages, indexed, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 360
Vendor: Random House
Publication Date: 2001
Dimensions: 9.14 X 7.44 X 0.81 (inches)
ISBN: 0761527885
ISBN-13: 9780761527886
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Homeschool the right way from day one.
Are you considering homeschooling for your family? Today, many parents recognize that their child's school options are limited, inadequate, or even dangerous, and an increasing number are turning to homeschooling. But where do you start and how do you ensure the highest-quality educational experience, especially in that pivotal first year?
This comprehensive guide will help you determine the appropriate first steps, build your own educational philosophy, and discover the best ways to cater to your child's specific learning style, including:
·When, why, and how to get started
·The best ways to develop an effective curriculum, assess your child's progress, and navigate local regulations
·Kid-tested and parent-approved learning activities for all age levels
·Simple strategies for developing an independent child and strengthening family and social relationships
·And much, much more!
"To the thousands of requests we receive for help from families new to homeschooling, we will now recommend this warm and knowledgeable book. It will ensure that all families make it to the second year—including yours!" —Elizabeth Kanna, editor in chief, Homeschool.com
"Linda Dobson addresses all the issues facing parents as they consider the task of homeschooling over other educational options. Those who wonder whether they really can or want to do the job will find unique perspectives in this well-researched work."—Beverly K. Eakman, author and cofounder, National Education Consortium

Author Bio

Linda Dobson, author of Homeschooling: The Early Years, The Homeschooling Book of Answers, and The Art of Education, is the news editor and columnist for Home Education Magazine. She is also a member of the National Home Education Network. The mother of three homeschooled children, she lives in Rainbow Lake, New York.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    February 22, 2010
    Dorinda Biggs
    I am in my first year of homeschooling and still have many questions. This book has been extremely encouraging and helpful offering many personal stories/testimonials from home-schoolers around the globe. This book is completely down-to-earth and an easy read.
  2. 2 Stars Out Of 5
    October 26, 2008
    Anne
    If you lean towards unschooling or very loosely structured homeschooling, then Linda Dobson's books (any of them) will be useful and encouraging to you. If you tend to be more structured or standards based, then I would not recommend any of her books to you. I tend to be more structure than unstructured and I have been encouraged much more by books like Christine Field's Life Skills For Kids, The Well Trained Mind, or The Home School Manual.
  3. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    December 6, 2003
    E. Husken
    I bought this book for a pick me up, when things got me down. I had homeschooled my daughter through preschool and I am now doing kindergarten. So, I had read a lot already and just wanted some new information, if any. I thought it was just a little to long winded, thats why I didn't give it a 5. Same old stuff but some very good advice mixed in. If you are just starting homeschooling or thinking about it, buy this book. Otherwise, if you are just reviewing, go to the library.
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