The Well-adjusted Child: The Social Benefits of Homeschooling

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Mapletree Publishing Company, 2007 - Education - 262 pages
Socialization may well be the single most important aspect of education today. With high and rising rates of divorce, drug abuse, youth violence, alcoholism, teen promiscuity, and so forth, we cannot afford to let this issue go unexamined.

To cling to the idea that what we, as a culture, are doing now is the right and best way for all children, simply because it is what we are used to, is to shut our eyes and minds to other possibilities--possibilities that may well afford greater happiness, success, peace, and safety to our own children.

At a time when people feel more disconnected than ever before, we cannot afford to overlook an option which offers our youth great benefits--including the rich, fulfilling, and healthy social life they may well need for the future. Homeschooling offers great social benefits to kids and parents. When we understand them, our children are the ones who will win.

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User Review  - ImperfectCJ - LibraryThing

Wow, this book appeared just in time! I was so riding the fence about homeschooling, but this book helped to give me new ideas, reminded me why I want to homeschool, and helped me see all of the positive things I'm already doing. Read full review

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This book was great. If you are considering homeschooling but are worried about the social needs of your child this book will help calm all of your fears and give you some great ideas. Read full review


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Rachel Gathercole has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of North Carolina. She is a free-lance writer who has written for many homeschooling and parenting publications. She is also a co-leader in the Home Education Association of North Carolina, and an instructor for independent writing courses for homeschoolers. She has homeschooled her own three children.

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