Within society, we often lose our way. As a result, many have taken it upon themselves to provide handbooks in order to help the rest of us find our way. There are handbooks available for most any situation, from how to survive in the wilderness to building a house out of surrounding materials. We can get the information we need to aid in our trek around the world seeking adventure and all that nature has to offer through handbooks. They have increasingly become an important part of helping us through life itself.
As it so happens, there is a movement afoot that is capturing the attention of parents everywhere. It is a movement borne out of concern regarding the educating of our children and the increasing evidence that supports the position that the educational system in its present form is failing our children’s academic needs to a greater extent than ever. Being that necessity is the mother of invention, Dr. Raymond and Dorothy Moore have produced a handbook for the ages.
“The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook” is just such a book to meet the parent’s need to guide their children through the jungle that is the educational system. And, it provides those needs in a simple, small bites approach. It is not a book that strictly advocates removing the child from mainstream schools and teaching them at home; it more accurately sees the desire for parents to do whatever is necessary to ensure their child’s education and champions that position, whether it be in the home or the traditional educational arena.
“The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook” is wonderfully segmented into five distinct parts, dealing with such critical issues like that found in part two titled “Homeschooling Stress: Prevention and Remedy” addressing issues such as learning to slow down and not stress over the “what about their peers” question. In part four titled “Effective Homeschoolers Share Their Wisdom” you get a compilation of insights from actual homeschoolers sharing their experiences, revealing that each child is a treasure and unique in his or her own way. You will hear from people from every walk of life; the single mother, the Navy wife, physicians, artists, a former assistant attorney general.
In part five there are answers to questions such as how to get into college after being homeschooled, or how a working mother can still home school. You will also get some invaluable background as to how the home schooling movement was born as well as concerns regarding the dreaded word ‘certified’.
In the epilogue of “The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook” you will find a chapter titled “The Moore Formula” that has been tried and true dealing with four critical areas vital to home school and, by default, societal success: head, hand, heart and health. This chapter will provide three main areas to address for the sake of the children and their future that is backed by documented research to be effective in furthering the child’s academic and societal growth: study, work and service. It is the Moore’s position that these are most critical if children are to succeed in life, whether it is from a home schooled environment or within the public educational system itself.
Never preachy, yet never compromising, “The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook” is nothing short of a Godsend when it comes to finding our way through life as it is today. Timeless principles abound within its covers and the message is evergreen for all generations to take heed. If we are to succeed as a society, indeed as a free nation, we need to take every step and make every sacrifice possible that our future generations mirrored in our children will receive the guaranteed need for that success. This is most assuredly found in Raymond and Dorothy Moore’s wonderful book. Whether you are a single mom, grandparent or the ‘stereotypical’ intact family unit, “The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook” will be an invaluable guide helping you and your children see the world around you with eyes of wonder.