Devotional Bible studies that give encouragement and hope. Written by a mom who homeschooled her children. These short studies address the issues and pressures experienced by those who have chosen to educate their children at home. They help busy moms avoid putting off and missing their special time with God. From the author: "I made an effort to maintain my priorities, but too often the pressure of home schooling pushed a time alone with God to the end of a list that never seemed to get accomplished. The things I needed most: refreshing, strengthening, encouragement, and empowering from intimacy with God were often forfeited. Instead, self-focus and stress caused me to buckle under the load. I made some f ... more
From the author: This book, 20 years in the making, is full of photos, ideas, tips, Scripture, humor, and practical application. In it, you will find help for your home and school and hope for your soul. You might think I'm not just a homeschool mom like you. I'm the epitomy of the Homeschool Supermom - or so it may seem. I've homeschooled my nine amazing kids for 20 years. But it's time for me to climb down from the pedestal, and in total transparency, explode the Supermom myth. I invite you to be the proverbial fly-on-the-wall in our homeschool. You will be strengthened and encouraged as you see that I - the Homeschool Supermom - really am just like you! See photos of our house (unwashed dishes, dirty laundry, and all) ... more
Examines the relaxed method of home schooling in depth. It begins by discussing a mother"s need to attend to her own spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical needs in order to better serve the other members of her family. From there, the book goes on to discuss the specifics of working with various age groups in a relaxed, family-style environment. Segments are included on reading, writing, math, working with teenagers, record keeping, and preparing for college entrance.
When it comes to overcoming challenge, veteran homeschooler Skeet Savage has beat the odds! If yours is not the "perfect homeschooler Skeet Savage has beat the odds! If yours is not the "perfect homeschool family" this book will bring a fresh perspective to your calling as a homeschooling parent. If you"ve ever thought about quitting, this book will renew your faith and restore your determination to endure to the end. In fact, no matter what your are facing you will find comfort and encouragement within the pages of this book. Whether you are a single parent, feeling inadequate,facing health issues, dealing with rebellion, overcoming learning challenges, facing opposition, hindered by financial restraints, new to homes ... more
You've said it to your kids - but did you know God is saying it to you? In fact, your heavenly Father wants to tell you the same things you've probably told your children: I remember the day you were born. Turn down the music! This is going to hurt me more than it's going to hurt you. Hold my hand. Rachael Carman knows how noisy it can get when you're raising children - she has seven! SoundBites from Heaven will help you hear God's still, small voice in the chaos of carpools, cut fingers, and carpet crawlers. You'll learn how to listen to God's instructions for YOU, while you parent your children.
This CD provides the listener with an enormous amount of information related to homeschooling. Dr. Wile quotes the results of numerous studies, all indicating that homeschooling provides the best secondary education possible for any student. He also discusses studies which indicated that homeschooled students are significantly better socialized than their publicly or privately-schooled counterparts. Anyone trying to decide whether or not to homeschool (or anyone who is trying to defend their decision to homeschool) should listen to this CD
For nearly 20 years, critics and the curios have been asking about the homeschooled: But how will they do in the "real world" of adulthood? This unique study takes a look at the lives of over 7,000 adults from across the United States who were home educated during their elementary and secondary school years. The purpose of this study was to describe and gain more understanding about these adults with a focus on their general demographics, attitudes toward their own home education experiences, and successes in life. Success was evaluated with respect to civic, social, educational, employment, and world view traits.
This book gives parents the preparation and working plan for a successful homeschooling experience. With confidence and compassionate humor. Diana Waring leads veterans and beginners on a joy-filled educational journey. "Beyond Survival "offers practical help with the real questions of homeshooling, and provides an extensive list of proven resources.
This book discusses homeschooling when times get difficult. Mary shares her experience in the early days of the movement, before the advent of curriculum fairs and catalogues, and reminds people that they can still be an effective, enthusiastic family, even when tough times come around.
Most home educators reject school for their children partly because of the damage done to them by pressure from the age-peer social group. Yet many parents try to replace lost "social contact" by placing their children in a variety of age-graded activities that re-create peer pressure all over again. This book tells why you don"t need to! The answer you need to the constant question, "What about socialization?"