My child is almost 2 and I know some of you may be thinking, why are you reading a book about homeschooling? Well, I think education is very important. Considering that I would like to have more than one child, private school may be out of the question. Not that I have a problem with public schools, I have some wonderful friends who are awesome teachers, but there are some not so great school districts. I am also a huge planner, I like to plan way ahead and research so I can feel confident about the decisions I make when they come up. I have also met some wonderful people while living in Germany who homeschool. Since I didn't know much about it I thought I would see if the library had any books on the topic and I picked up this one.
So You're Thinking about Homeschooling, by Lisa Whelchel, is a fantastic educational book about homeschooling. Whelchel's writing style is light and cheerful. She takes you through the door of fifteen families and lets "them" explain to you how they homeschool and why. You read about the mother of several children, the homeschooling dad, the grandparents who homeschool, a mom who takes her child with her to work and homeschools, and many other situations. You also learn about the different homeschooling methods: The Charlotte Mason Method; The Classical Approach; Computer-Based Curriculum; The Principle Approach; using Traditional Textbooks; using Unit Studies; Unschooling; Video Schooling; and more.
Lisa Whelchel bluntly states that she is not trying to convince you to homeschool. Nor does she believe that homeschooling is for everyone. However, she is pro-homeschooling and I believe the purpose of her book is to teach you more about homeschooling to see if it something that would work for you and your family.
I will tell you, after reading So You're Thinking About Homeschooling, I am truly thinking about homeschooling. I have done additional research besides reading this book and there are so many positives to homeschooling. If you are thinking about homeschooling or are interested in learning more, this would be a good book for you to read.