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#1 of 8 Old 02-14-2012, 07:45 AM - Thread Starter
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I thought we had a sticky about research about homeschooling.  Could we get one started?  I was hoping to point a friend over to the sticky-- she needs help dealing with an ex who doesn't want her to continue hs.  

 

Does anyone know off hand of a good thread on this since I don't see a sticky?

 

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Here are two great books that could help:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Legendary-Learning-Homeschoolers-Self-Directed-Excellence/dp/0983151008/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329282752&sr=1-1

 

This is probably the best parenting book I have ever read. How you can offer your kids the skills they need to follow their passions and succeed (as they define it) in the world. Although it is geared to homeschoolers, most of this can be applied to children who attend school. She discusses Montessori, Charlotte Mason, A Thomas Jefferson Education (a form of classical education,) and unschooling. She has researched how many highly successful people were educated as they grew up. Although all were homeschooled for some period of time, many also went to school for awhile as well. She discusses people like Thomas Edison, Teddy Roosevelt, Pierre Curie, Agatha Christie, Margaret Leakey, and many, many others. The bottom line is to help your child find their passions and teach them the creativity and skills to attain their goals.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Homeschooling-Rediscovered-Socialization-Education-Family/dp/1430308257/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329283896&sr=1-1

 

This is a gentle book. It acknowledges there are many fine way to educate children. Some parents feel their children will do best in a typical school environment. Other parents feel their children will do best by homeschooling. Both ways are equally okay. At no time does it insult anyone's choices. After reassuring the reader that this book is not anti-school, it then goes on to address some of the major (incorrect) assumptions people have about homeschooling. Of course the first is socialization. 

After the writers bring up a common concern, they gently inform the reader about the realities of modern-day homeschooling. As I read the book, I was reconvinced of our decision to homeschool. For me, the book made homeschooling so appealing. 

If someone is uncertain whether they want to homeschool or if they have friends and family that are concerned about homeschooling because they have many common misconceptions about exactly what homeschooling is, this book may answer many questions about the subject. Because it does not alienate, it may do better than other books that are negative against school. 


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Thanks, I will pass these along to my friend.


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I also really loved this one on socialization. It alleviated all my doubts about the dreaded socialization debate and gave me a whole new paradigm shift that HSers don't survive socially *in spite of* HSing, but can actually become better socialized b/c of it. Great book! http://www.amazon.com/Well-Adjusted-Child-Social-Benefits-Homeschooling/dp/1600651070/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329333691&sr=8-1

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I read that one as well. A long time ago.

 

Today we were at the children's museum with kids ages 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7(I think the one is 7.) They played together for hours. Not a spat, just good cooperation. Wonder what the kids in school did when interacting with each other today (assuming they were allowed to interact.)


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Great idea! And meanwhile, here's a thread that has quite a bit!


need research support...

 

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Thanks! 

 

Lillian, I think that was the thread I was remembering--but somehow couldn't find it.  Maybe I wasn't looking far enough back.

 

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Thanks! 

 

Lillian, I think that was the thread I was remembering--but somehow couldn't find it.  Maybe I wasn't looking far enough back.

 

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Oh, that's great!  smile.gif   

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