This book is a must read for the parent who is considering homeschooling their child/children. Lisa did extensive research and interviews with homeschooling families to come up with each chapter for her book.
The book is written in Lisa's easy conversational style format taking you through the different methods of homeschooling, curriculum and resources to help you decide if homeschooling is the right educational format for your child/children.
In my preparation/research into homeschooling, this was one of the first books I read. Welchel's fictional homeschooling situations gave me the confidence I needed and showed me that there is more than one way to homeschool.
The books is a very simple read and I even enjoy re-reading it now am then.
My wife and I read this last summer. We decided to really pray and discuss our kids education and look into the options. While we didn't decide on homeschooling this was a great fly over view of the topic. We think so highly of homeschooling and know many wonderful friends that choose it, but we decided for the time being it just wasn't for us. I would highly suggest this book for anyone looking into the homeschooling option. A good book about the public school option is called "Going Public" by Kelli/David Pritchard.
This is a great book for every parent to read. It made me realize that the sterotype I had in mind on what homeschool families are like was completely wrong. One of the families in this book will probably look a lot like yours. It's also a very easy to read book. It's interesting and funny at times and it's not trying to convince you to homeschool. It's just trying to help you decide which type of schooling is best for your child.