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Teaching in Your Tiara: A Homeschooling Book for the rest of Us is written in such a down to earth fashion that it is like having a conversation with your best friend. She answers those questions we are all wondering when it comes to homeschooling – the ones we are afraid to ask, or we don’t really know who to ask. Questions like, Can we really do this? What curriculum to use? How do we find people to socialize with? Will my house ever be clean again?
I think this is the perfect book for someone who has been wrestling with the decision to homeschool. Not all of us know homeschool moms to ask these types of questions to, so this book is the a great way to glean some wisdom from someone who has been there and done that.
The decision of if or how we should homeschool will look different for every parent, and I love how she does such a good job of covering it all. By the end of this book I feel like any doubts or concerns you had would be addressed, and the answer of whether or whether not to homeschool would be very clear to you.
“One of the keys to being happy while homeschooling is to do it in a way that is natural for you – if you are a book girl, then pack your day full of literature, if you’re crafty, then get out the glue sticks and glitter, and if your brain works better when it’s sparkly… then, by golly, stick a tiara on your head and go teach something!” Do you wish that you had the chance to sit down with a seasoned homeschooling veteran over a cup of tea and ask every question that comes to mind? Mother of seven and twelve year homeschooling veteran Rebecca Frech is the common-sense voice of experience and reassurance that you’ve been hoping to find. Teaching in Your Tiara is a soup-to-nuts homeschooling book that walks you through the first years – deciding that home education is right for your family, choosing the right curriculum, understanding learning styles, not raising socially awkward kids, maintaining your own identity, and more. Whether you’re the parent who’s already committed to homeschooling or you’re just dipping your toe into the pool of consideration, this book is for you! Rebecca’s logic, honesty, and humor will leave you both amused and well-informed about the realities of homeschooling and what it could mean for your family.
I love the honest and practical information in this book. Homeschooling may or may not be for you, but if you have thought about it at all you should start with this book.
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