Home school: Taking the first step : a program planning handbook

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Home School: Taking the First Step is a comprehensive guide to becoming a successful home-schooling parent and family. Now in its 12th printing, the book's 337 pages in 7 x 10 format addresses all aspects of this rapidly growing educational movement - from frequently asked questions to creating a home-school plan that will meet any state or local requirements; from state regulations and procedures to teaching methods and approaches. Lesson planning, curricula and materials, record keeping, sources of support, readings and resources - all are included in this thorough guide. Most importantly, the book shows you how to create for your children a loving and supportive educational environment, socialize them for healthy learning and ethical living, ensure that their individual needs are consistently met, enhance their self esteem, and motivate them to love learning throughout their lifetimes. No book has more clearly and comprehensively laid the route to the home-sch! ool alternative.

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Responsible, confident, and in control, over half a million parents annually are taking the home-school route.

"Home School: Taking the First Step is the book all parents need ... The book's step-by-step approach is excellent...", Library Journal.

"With Hendrickson's clear and thorough guidance, confusion and ignorance will melt and clarity of purpose will bloom... The author's intention is to guide and encourage home schooling parents into greater confidence and effectiveness, and to this end, she succeeds resoundingly. Even if you've read them all, this book will aid and enlighten you to a degree that few others do." The Grapevine, Montana Home School News

As a home teacher you can --
* free your children from educational mediocrity.
* create for them a loving, supportive educational environment.
* socialize them for healthy learning and ethical living.
* ensure that their individual needs are consistently met.
* enhance their self esteem and strengthen their self-assurance.
* bring life into their learning.
* motivate them to love learning throughout their lifetimes.

No book has more clearly and comprehensively laid the route to the home-school alternative.

About the Author:

Borg Hendrickson is a former public school teacher - grades K-6 regular and remedial classes and grades 7-12 English. She has also served as a librarian, trained teacher aides, and given workshops to both public and home-school teachers. Upon leaving public education she became inspired to use her knowledge and broad teaching experience to help home schoolers plan and implement quality educational programs for their children. Hendrickson is also the author of How to Write a Low Cost/No Cost Curriculum for Your Home-School Child.

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