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May 22nd, 2009, 07:12 AM
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Hi! I'm Joanna and my husband and I are seriously considering homeschooling our son. He's almost a year old now, and I want to be prepared for when he's ready to get into some serious school work. Are there any books you can recommend that I read to get prepared to home school? I know absolutely nothing about homeschooling so far, so I'd like to get a handle on different methods and get a general idea of what I need to learn before I start homeschooling him (and other future children).

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May 22nd, 2009, 11:12 AM
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There are a lot of good ones on the topic. I say go to your local library and check out all the homeschooling books. Read them all. Why not? You've got lots of time and you will learn a lot by reading about all the different ways to homeschool. :-)
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May 22nd, 2009, 11:14 AM
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I agree ^^. The more you read now, the better prepared you will be! Welcome to the board!

ETA: Some suggestions might be: The Well Trained Mind (classical education), something about Charlotte Mason (The Original Homeschooling Series or others) and when I had little ones I read So You are Thinking about Homeschooling by Lisa Welchel. That one gave me insight as to a typical day and the many different ways and methods schooling can be done.

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May 22nd, 2009, 11:20 AM
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I read the ones at the library, ones I buy off of half.com for cheap, and the ones I find used here and there.

I really liked John Holts books and one titled "The Underground History of an American Education" or something like that. Half.com / Books / The Underground History of American Education: A School Teacher's Intimate Investigation of the Problem of Modern Schooli Ng

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I agree. Read all of them from the library.
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The awsome thing about homeschooling is you can make your childs education whatever you want it to be. Start doing what you think he should learn, and what he is interested. You dont have to conform to public schools curriculum. Its hard to break away mentally from that, but once you do homeschooling is a breeze.
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