Homeschooling for Absolute Beginners: Make Learning at Home Simple, Affordable, Fun, and Effective (Paperback)

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You can homeschool. And it can be simpler, cheaper, and better than you ever imagined!

The mere thought of homeschooling can be overwhelming. What curriculum do I choose? What if we can’t afford all the books? How do I schedule our time? Will my children become socially awkward recluses? What if I screw up my kids’ education?!

Take a deep breath. You've got this! Lorilee Lippincott, a seasoned homeschooling mom, shows just how simple homeschooling can be. She and her husband taught their two kids in a one-bedroom apartment before picking up and moving the whole family to China. They’ve discovered that they don’t need rooms full of books, educational toys, and other teaching tools, nor do they need schedules packed full of extracurricular activities, field trips, and social events. Perhaps even more importantly, they don’t need to panic about making sure their kids turn out okay. It’s actually all pretty simple, she tells readers.

But homeschooling well does require some planning and dedication. Here you’ll find all your questions answered in Lippincott’s straightforward, warm, and witty style. Topics covered include:
  • How to instill curiosity and a love of learning
  • Types of homeschooling
  • Your socialization fears assuaged
  • How to create simple schedules and stick to them
  • Tips for keeping costs down
  • Teaching kids with disabilities
  • The benefits of play time
  • Legal requirements
  • How to avoid burnout
  • And much more!

Full of anecdotes, interviews with other homeschooling families, and wisdom, this is a must-have for any family new to or considering the homeschooling life.

About the Author

Lorilee Lippincott is the author of Tidying up Your Life  and the blogger behind She and her husband have homeschooled their son and daughter for over a decade. Lorilee's daughter completed 60 college credits during her highschool years as a homeschooler and will soon be entering her first year of college as a junior. The Lippincotts spent time living in China teaching English and studying Mandarin and now are settled back in Nebraska. 

Product Details
ISBN: 9781510765207
ISBN-10: 1510765204
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication Date: October 27th, 2020
Pages: 192
Language: English