A Parent’s Guide to Homeschooling by Tamra B Orr

Did you know that one third of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of the Federation, and the Constitution of the United States had no more than a few months of schooling under their belts? Isn’t that truly an awesome fact when you really sit down and think about that? Do you recognize any of these other homeschoolers? Perhaps you know these names.- Beatrix Potter, Alexander Graham Bell, Orville and Wilber Wright, Mozart, Charles Dickens, Agatha Christie, Hans Christian Anderson, C.S. Lewis, or how about Leann Rimes herself, and the list goes on. As Mark Twain once said, “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” Isn’t that an awesome statement?! Does YOUR schooling interfere with the things you really want and need to learn to get along in life?

This book covers a multitude of questions, answers, and numerous statistics. Subjects such as: How Did Homechooling Begin and Where is it going? Is Homeschooling the Right Choice for Your Family? One of the sections that I have enjoyed about this book is the section called “In the Trenches.” Throughout the book are small sections where homeschooling families tell us of their own personal homeschool stories, and each family offers advice and encouragement to others along the same path that they have been on. Those selections alone are worth reading.

Homeschooling can truly be as awesome and profound of an education as you choose to make it! Ask yourself this one question…Do you want to ‘always’ be learning something new? Or do you just want to be able to learn enough to ‘get you by?’ YOU have to choose? It’s entirely up to you!