Homeschooling Gifted and Advanced Learners

Homeschooling Gifted and Advanced Learners by Cindy West Waco, TX: Prufrock Press, Inc., 2012 In many ways, the title of Cindy West’s new book, Homeschooling Gifted and Advanced Learners, is a misnomer. West does discuss the special needs and challenges of gifted students, but this book is much more than that – it is a …

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How Children Learn

It’s almost embarrassing to admit that I have been homeschooling for six years and never read a book by John Holt. Considered the father of modern homeschooling, his thought has contributed much to the homeschooling movement and while he was primarily in favor of unschooling, everyone who homeschools today owes him a debt of gratitude …

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The Best Book on Homeschooling I’ve Ever Read

I don’t often reread books. As a book reviewer, I always seem to have more good books in my “to be read” pile than I could ever have time for. Therefore, for me to read a book twice, it really needs to be something extraordinary and helpful to my life. A Little Way of Homeschooling …

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Can You Homeschool a Child with Autism?

In some ways I was fortunate. We received the diagnosis that my son has Asperger’s Syndrome, a high-functioning form of Autism, after we had already been homeschooling for two years. Therefore, I never had to wonder if I could homeschool a child on the autism spectrum – I was already doing it! A diagnosis merely …

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Book Review: A Little Way of Homeschooling

A Little Way of Homeschooling by Suzie Andres Hillside Education, 2011 Sometimes the perfect book comes along right when you need it. This was the case with me and “A Little Way of Homeschooling” by Suzie Andres. Andres, a graduate of Thomas Aquinas College with a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from Notre Dame, became known …

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Stories for the Homeschool Heart

Stories for the Homeschool Heart Compiled and Edited by Patti Maguire Armstrong and Theresa A. Thomas Waterford, MI: Bezalel Books, 2010 As the title suggests, “Stories for the Homeschool Heart: Heavenly Stories of Inspiration, Hope and Joy” is a compilation of stories by homeschoolers and friends of homeschoolers intended to bring support and encouragement to …

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The Math Book

The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics (Sterling Milestones) by Clifford A. Pickover New York: Sterling, 2009 I am not a math person, but I have a son who is. So, when I saw The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in …

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Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome

Homeschooling the Child with Asperger Syndrome by Lise Pyles Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2004 My older son was recently diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. As a result, I’ve been taking a crash course on the subject, trying to read and learn all I can. All the books I have read have been helpful in their own way, …

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Homeschooling: A Family’s Journey

Homeschooling: A Family’s Journey by Gregory and Martine Millman New York: Penguin Group, 2008 Gregory and Martine Millman are a Catholic family midway through their homeschooling journey. They have three grown daughters in college and three still being homeschooled. In Homeschooling: A Family’s Journey they share their story of their homeschooling journey, from their reasons …

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The Homeschooling Option

The Homeschooling Option: How to Decide When It’s Right for Your Family by Lisa Rivero New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008   With one year of homeschooling now under my belt, I don’t really need to read books on when to decide to homeschool. I know it is right for my family and I know it …

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