I recently had the opportunity to join The Old Schoolhouse Magazine's Crew. If you don't know what that is I should explain. Pretty simply it's a program by which homeschoolers like myself are provided with free material to use in their homes / schools to evaluate with their families. In return I provide my honest opinion of the product and post said opinion on my blog and other networking sites for "the world to see". I am not paid for this other than being able to keep the materials provided for me to evaluate.
So like I said, I am in the first stage of joining this awesome opportunity and I received two e-books to read and evaluate as a trial of my blogging and reviewing abilities. So without further ado here is my first TOS Crew review.
The first e-book I read was called “Help, Lord, I'm Getting Ready To Start Homeschooling My High Schooler!”
It is a publication put out by The Old Schoolhouse Magazine and it sells at their site for $12.45. When I received this book I was a bit flabbergasted. I had been worrying about this very subject for going on 2 months now. You see I have a 14 year old son who will be in high school this coming Fall. After much tribulation over the past 2 years and wondering if Homeschooling was the right decision it seems as though God has not only answered my prayers and put to rest my fears but is encouraging us to continue this journey.
“Help Lord...” is a wonderful resource to add to any homeschooling library. If you have doubts about whether you can do this through highschool these fifteen families will show you that when you put your trust in the Lord,Yes, you can, and that it's going to be a great adventure. Some are stories of those still in the highschooling years while others are past that point and can now reflect with wisdom.
While not all the stories will apply to your situation, at least 1 or 2 will speak to you and more than a few will touch your heart. There were a few, that honestly, did not benefit me, yet there were some which I gleaned some useful bits of helpful information. With an introduction by Amanda Bennett, Author resources, and a resource list compiled by The Old Schoolhouse this book maybe the most beneficial one you buy for your journey through highschool.
If you are looking for something to give you the courage to homeschool through highschool, this is it.
Just remember if God want them (your children) to succeed he will show you how if you trust in Him.
Oh and before I forget visit the Crew blog for more reviews!
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