Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Review: How to Home School Your Child Without Going Crazy by:Beth Jones

About the Book:
Home schooling your child is a huge decision that shouldn't be taken lightly. While many parents enjoy and love home education, it's not without its challenges. This book explores some of the typical issues a home school parent faces and offers both guidance and reassurance for new home school moms.

About the Author:
A graduate of the University of Hawaii, Jones now works full time as a writer. When she's not busy penning her next novel, she can be found curled up with a cozy mystery or chasing around her two little boys.

Jones' work has appeared in USA Today, Adventist Review Magazine, The Lawrence Journal World, and Central Oahu People.

Readers may contact Jones through her website,

My Review:
 Whether you are a seasoned veteran or new to this whole homeschooling adventure, How To Home School Your Child Without Going Crazy by Beth Jones is a book that you can really sink your teeth into. I know from my own personal experience as a homeschool mother it is a hard road to walk, not only for my children but also for myself. The author lets you in on a little of her own background to homeschooling. She being a homeschool graduate herself and now home educating her children she lets you judge for yourself what it takes to obtain what I feel is the best education for our children.

 While it is not an easy feat it is the most rewarding as a parent. You along with your children get to explore a world beyond their own. And you can see the magic happen right before you, especially when you see that light bulb finally come on in their eyes. It is an awesome feeling to know that you helped them conquer reading or you helped them to finally get those old multiplication tables memorized.

 Beth outlines most of the basic principles you need to think on and ponder before taking this on. She gives you some references to help you along the way to further research the subject of home education. She offers you many suggestions on how to teach on a budget and how to not get so overwhelmed with this from the word go. I found the sections on how to keep a younger sibling entertained during school and what to do on snow days very beneficial.

This book is a wealth of information and can be purchased at this link.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.