Homeschoolers Are Not Hermits by Kathy Oaks is a practical and humorous book provides both new and veteran homeschoolers with lots of ideas and resources to make their homeschool days more fulfilling while giving an inside view into the ups and downs of this homeschool family’s life. Written for secular homeschoolers, it shows that you don’t have to be super-mom (or dad), you don’t have to spend tons of money on educational materials, and you certainly don’t have to turn into hermits to homeschool successfully.
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Review of Homeschoolers Are Not Hermits
“Kathy Oaks writes a clear, detailed narrative of her and her family’s journey from conventional schoolers to unconventional learners. Her suggestions and ideas for helping children learn at home in their own ways and for parents struggling with criticism for homeschooling their children will give you confidence and direction to live and learn well with your children.” — Patrick Farenga, Publisher, John Holt/ Growing Without Schooling LLC
“Filled with encouragement for new homeschoolers and helpful tips on how to get started, Homeschoolers Are Not Hermits is a useful handbook for those interested in getting started with secular homeschooling. By sharing her experience and personal perspective as a homeschooling parent, Oaks offers a model for homeschooling that is flexible, fun, and worry-free.” — Rachel Gathercole, Author of “The Well-Adjusted Child”
“This fun and educational book takes homeschooling myths and turns them on their heads. Learning doesn’t have to be hard, and homeschooling doesn’t have to be sitting around a table for hours working on a boxed curriculum. Take a look at ‘Homeschoolers Are Not Hermits’ to see how to bring play and fun to your homeschool day, with plenty of time to be social.” — Kytka Hilmar-Jezek, Author of “99 Questions and Answers about Unschooling”
“Homeschoolers Are Not Hermits is a must-read for anyone wondering about, considering, or already engaged in homeschooling. Kathy Oaks has written a home run of a practical, thorough, well researched, and thoroughly enjoyable book.” — David Walsh, Ph.D. Author of “Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen”
“Absolutely loved this book! A parent’s definite “go-to” if you’re considering homeschooling or just want more information. Kathy Oaks answers all the typical questions but also covers so much more. From the social aspect to the educational needs, and even the practical life skills, Kathy’s book brings the topic of homeschooling into the 21st century. Well done!” — Pattie Fitzgerald, Child Safety Expert & Founder safelyeverafter.com
“I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. It’s an easy read. It’s engaging. It’s inspirational. It puts homeschooling in historical context, which I did not expect and knew very little about. As an educator and someone who knows people currently homeschooling I can think of so many people who would get so much from this book. I am going to share this book widely!” — Ellen Rondina, Author of “Self-Care Revolution”
“This book is for every homeschool family, and for those thinking they can’t homeschool for one reason or another. Kathy’s humorous book is about real life and how learning happens every day, not just in a classroom-type setting. It makes me remember so many of the reasons why I chose homeschooling for my family.” — Shannon Bonafede, Homeschool parent
“I just recently began homeschooling, and this book has been really useful in getting us started. Its conversational style is like having your own expert homeschooling friend around to answer all your questions. The tips and advice come with lots of real-life examples and stories, which make it fun and easy to read. I highly recommend it!” — Amy Allen Gooder, Homeschool parent
From the Back Cover of Homeschoolers Are Not Hermits
Hesitant about homeschooling? Would you like to homeschool but think you can’t because your kids are so social? Do you think homeschooling would benefit your child but you’re worried about trying to teach everything yourself? Are you already homeschooling and need some advice and encouragement? Relax! This accessible book will give you the confidence to take the leap and see why so many people love homeschooling.
Homeschoolers Are Not Hermits answers these questions and many more:
- Why homeschool?
- What if I don’t have a degree?
- How do I keep my kids from being hermits?
- What if my child has special needs?
- Where do I find the time for everything?
With plenty of practical advice, mindful parenting techniques, and examples from real homeschoolers, Kathy shows that you don’t have to be super-mom (or dad) to give homeschooling a try. You don’t have to spend tons of money buying educational materials, you don’t have to spend hours every day prepping and teaching, and you certainly don’t have to turn into hermits to be successful homeschoolers.
More Reviews: “Homeschoolers Are Not Hermits is a must-read for anyone wondering about, considering, or already engaged in homeschooling.” – David Walsh, Ph.D. Author of Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen
“This fun and educational book takes homeschooling myths and turns them on their heads. Learning doesn’t have to be hard, and homeschooling doesn’t have to be sitting around a table for hours working on a boxed curriculum.” – Kytka Hilmar-Jezek, Author of 99 Questions and Answers about Unschooling
“Absolutely loved this book! From the social aspect to the educational needs, and even the practical life skills, Kathy’s book brings the topic of homeschooling into the 21st century. Well done!” — Pattie Fitzgerald, Child Safety Expert and Founder of safelyeverafter.com
“I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. It’s an easy read. It’s engaging. It’s inspirational. It puts homeschooling in historical context. I can think of so many people who would get so much from this book!” – Ellen Rondina, Author of Self-Care Revolution.
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