Wednesday, November 20, 2013

What We're Reading Wednesday: Teaching In Your Tiara: A Homeschooling Guide for the Rest of Us




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A few weeks ago it was Rebecca's birthday and she was kind enough to give out her book for free on Kindle.  Since I'm all about free stuff, I snatched it up, quick as can be.   

So...what to say about this book?  Well....I'm in my 7th year of homeschooling (I started in kindergarten ...my oldest is in 6th grade) and I still learned a lot from this book.   And, not just from the high school chapter, I was able to gleam great insights from every chapter.

Teaching in your Tiara is written in an easy, conversational tone.  It feels more like having a conversation with a good friend than reading a book written by an "expert."   However, in some ways Rebecca is an expert, as she has 7 children, running the gamut from baby through high schooler and has dealt with both gifted children, learning disabilities and various learning styles

The book is divided up into chapters, each dealing with different issues that homeschoolers face...everything from the decision to homeschool to curriculum choices, finding support, socialization, common mistakes, learning differences,  housework and how to maintain your identity.   

Her practical, common-sense, no-nonsense approach makes this book a great resource.  Even though I've been doing this homeschooling thing for several years now, I found myself finding new tips and ideas and thinking...wow, that's a great idea, I never though of that

This is not a "feel-good" book that waxes poetic about the benefits of homeschooling and bashes the public schools.   Homeschooling is not for everyone, Rebecca acknowledges that, and I found her chapter concerning the decision to homeschool to be particularly insightful. 

I would recommend this book to both new and experienced homeschoolers or any parent who ever had the thought of homeschooling flit across their mind.  Heck, I'd even recommend it for non homeschoolers as it has some great practical advice that would helpful to any mom, homeschooling or not.

Now, go see Jessica for more great book reviews.   

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5 comments:

  1. Sounds like a book I could use! Seeing as how I'm just one month into this homeschooling thing...

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  2. I just read it too and enjoyed it!!

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  3. I'm so glad that you enjoyed it! Thanks for the amazing review.

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  4. Thanks for this, I was looking for a good homeschooling book to get me inspired.

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  5. This is the second time I've read a good review on this one - I've got to check it out!

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