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If you're considering homeschooling, there are many books that tell you what to do--but not that many that tell you what it's actually like. This collection of 21 stories features the amazing diversity found within the homeschooling community; from parents with one child to parents with eleven, you'll get an insiders look at a day in the life of a homeschooler. 306 pages, indexed.
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.
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!
Rhonda Barfield is the author of Feed Your Family for $12 a Day and15-Minute Cooking. She homeschools her four children.