Homeschooling Reads

If you’re looking to get started with a freedom lifestyle, with homeschooling, or to create a more flexible lifestyle, you might find these books helpful to get you started on your adventure.

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Favorite Homeschooling Books:

Dumbing Us Down. Dumbing Us Down was a reading suggestion someone gave me early on in the homeschooling adventure. I was having a hard time figuring out why homeschooling was cracked up to be so awesome. At first it seemed like hard work. It was only when I read this book that I saw the error in my ways:  I was trying too hard to replicate ‘school at home’–something that wasn’t my style and an approach that felt wrong.  Dumbing Us Down put me on the right track immediately and I quickly discovered what’s to absolutely love about homeschooling!

Radical Unschooling. I was lucky enough to meet Dayna, author of Radical Unschooling and a vocal advocate of radical unschooling, in a small bookstore in Vermont. My intention was to attend her book event for “informative” purposes, although I entered the bookstore firmly telling myself that I would never unschool my kids.  I just wasn’t that kind of parent.  Little did I know, when I left the bookstore that night, blown away by Dayna and her family, and having identified with so many of the points she made, I made a startling discovery: I had already fallen onto the unschooling path before I even stepped foot into the bookstore or picked up a copy of Radical Unschooling. Dayna’s talk and book helped me admit (as if it was a dirty secret) that my belief in supporting my children’s interest led homeschooling was somewhat radical and totally rad.  Just now I had a name for it.


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