Homeschooling: Take a Deep Breath-You Can Do This!

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9780972807159: Homeschooling: Take a Deep Breath-You Can Do This!

You don't have to be a professional teacher, a genius, or a structured person to homeschool well. Many people believe they can't homeschool because they are lacking some magical quality or skill successful homeschoolers have. The truth is that homeschooling can be done, and done well, by most ordinary people.Terrie Lynn Bittner's book will take you by the hand and show you how. She breaks the job down into doable chunks and carefully explains each part, giving you the confidence you need to get it done. Her explainations are clear and thorough.Down-to-earth and practical ... sensible and direct ... Designed to empower the novice toward home-schooling success, this book is friendly, reassuring and endlessly supportive ... like a very well-informed neighbor. (Publishers Weekly)In this honest and commonsensical book ... Bittner ... offers sound advice on legal issues, lesson plans, curricula, testing, teaching, values, preparing for graduation, and college ... This is an encouraging and helpful resource for parents considering homeschooling their children. (Booklist)

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"What a wonderful resource! This book could have saved me buckets of frustration had it been around when I began homeschooling. What a gift to any parent who doesn't feel they're up to the task of homeschooling. Instead of sharing yet more 'Super Mom' stories, Terrie addresses real concerns in a way that disarms the fear and boosts the confidence. It is like sharing a cup of tea with the successful, resourceful 'homeschooling friend' you always wished you had."
—Carol Barnier, author of "How To Get Your Child Off the Refrigerator and on to Learning" and "If I'm Diapering A Watermelon Then Where'd I Put the Baby?"

"Terrie's book is a great help for parents who doubt their ability to homeschool. She's right—you CAN do this! Even if you are perfectly ordinary parents with foibles, strengths and weaknesses."
—Ann Zeise
Creator of the Web site: A to Z Home's Cool, one of the internet's largest homeschool web sites

About the Author:

Terrie Lynn Bittner is a freelance writer who has been published in various educational, religious, historical, and family publications. She currently writes a weekly column on family life at BellaOnline.com. She has homeschooled her children since 1992 in several different states and maintains a homeschooling Web site at www.terriebittner.com.

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