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Love in a Time of Homeschooling: A Mother and Daug

 

Category: Memoirs

 


Author:
Laura Brodie

 

Copyright/published Year: 2009 by HarperCollins

 

ISBN: 0061706469

 

Binding: Hardcover


Description:

After years of watching her eldest daughter, Julia, struggle in a highly regimented public school system, Laura Brodie determined to teach her ten-year-old at home for a year. Although friends were skeptical and her husband predicted disaster, Brodie had visions of one ideal year of learning.

The monotony of fill-in-the-blank history and math worksheets would be replaced with studying dinosaurs and Mayan hieroglyphics, conversational French, violin lessons, and field trips to art museums, science fairs, bookstores, and concerts. But can one year of homeschooling make a difference? And what happens to the love between mother and daughter when fractions and spelling enter the relationship? Love in a Time of Homeschooling is a funny and inspiring story of human foibles and human potential, in which love, anger, and hope mingle with reading, math, and American history. As today's parents ponder their children's educations, wondering how to respond to everything from homework overload to bullying to the boredom of excessive test preparations, homeschooling has become a popular alternative embraced by millions.

Short-term homeschooling is the latest trend in this growing movement. Brodie gave her daughter a sabbatical to explore, learn, create, and grow - a year of independent research and writing to rejuvenate Julia's love of learning. The experiment brought out the best and worst in the pair, but they worked through their frustrations to forge an invaluable bond. Theirs is a wonderful story no parent should miss.

 


Condition Information

This book is 'remaindered' and may have marks on the cover and/or bottom of pages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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