I was homeschooled for a long time (and wish it had been longer). I homeschooled my children until they said they wanted to go to public school. So, with that experience behind me, here are my favorite education & homeschool books (that aren’t textbooks). It’s a short list, but that’s okay
ADHD: What Every Parent Needs to Know, by the American Academy of Pediatrics
Teenagers with ADD & ADHD, by Chris A. Zeigler Dendy
You Can Teach Your Child Successfully, by Ruth Beechick
Cleaning House, by Kay Wills Wyma
Life Skills for Kids, by Christine M. Field
Homeschooling: The Middle Years, by Shari Henry
The Well-Trained Mind, by Susan Wise Bauer
The New School, by Glenn Harlan Reynolds
Homeschooler’s College Admissions Handbook, by Cafi Cohen
Fish in a Tree, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt (fiction)
Schooled, by Gordan Korman (fiction)
If anybody out there wants to write some good homeschooling fiction, there’s obviously a hole waiting to be filled. I’m tired of reading about the odd homeschooler down the block that doesn’t fit in until he goes to public school. Boo! Most homeschoolers are well-educated, well-adjusted, and well-socialized. And that’s generally BECAUSE of homeschool, not DESPITE it. And yes, homeschoolers go to college just fine. Even if they stay at home through high school.
Just as a thought, if you or someone you know is dealing with remote school because of… you know, Covid… wouldn’t it be easier to take charge of school yourself and do it your way instead of trying to meet public school expectations at home? It’s just a thought, so don’t throw tomatoes at me. 🙂
Marty C. Lee
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