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There are a lot of homeschooling how-to books available for purchase right now as the trend for the families to choose homeschooling as the way to educate their children. Based on the title and based on the content of basic homeschooling tips, information, and procedures, I would like to call this books as Homeschooling 101. The books are usually read by homeschooling newbies and those who are interested to homeschool their children. People usually also read the books once. When they have finished with one book, Rarely will they read other books with similar title or contents. What do you think? Are the homeschooling 101 books only for being read once by the beginners? Here are some reasons on Why People Don't Like Reading Several Homeschooling 101Books.
Reading the stories and tips of homeschooling from different homeschooling moms might sound boring since they will contain more or less similar things to mention. The reasons, the starting guidelines, the methods, and the planning are usually included in the books. Moreover, they might include the same points as well. Why should homeschoolers read the similar contents over and over again with the same or similar books?
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I found that learning chemistry was difficult and it took a special effort of me when I was in the school ages, but the condition has changed a lot. When I read my children's books and when we do some activities, I find that chemistry is not as hard as it was. Moreover, I love reading books with the similar topics just to compare them.
Don't Suit Our Region
Homeschooling in a country must be different from other countries. A very clear example happens with me. I am an Indonesian homeschoolers. I am an Indonesian and I live in Indonesia. We have different seasons, climate, culture, custom, and government policy. Why should I read the story and tips from homeschoolers not from my country? It would be a waste of time, wouldn't be it? Isn't it something useless to spend my time in reading something that I might not be able to apply?
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Knowing something different will be very helpful to broadening our perspective. It is not impossible that something different will work with some adjustment and modification. It will just make us rich of ideas to solve any problem in the future.
Already Owned A Number of Versions
There are more and more homeschooling parents that would like to share their experience, tips, encouragement, and other information about their homeschooling. You might have purchased by purpose or you have got them coincidentally. If you said that you have already had or read several versions of homeschooling 101 books, you might feel that it is redundant to have another one that has similar topics, isn't it?
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Although you have some versions of homeschooling 101 books from different authors, you should not be worried that you would have exactly the same content. Everyone has unique characteristics as all homeschooling families are also different in many ways. In addition, the number of homeschooling families is growing all the time and it will keep increasing based on the trend and tendency. You might say that I am too subjective, but this is a reality. Even if you have exactly the same titles in your collection, You should share with other homeschoolers. By sharing, you will have more. It is great to be generous.
Reading a book about stories, information, tips, and knowledge from other homeschooling authors might make you think that what they have is too perfect for your family. The homeschooling 101 books could make you feel too small or you might feel that it is only for the homeschooling newbies. Why should we read something that is unreachable or something that is only for the beginners?
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Reading Books Homeschooling 101 doesn't give you a demand to have drastical changes in your homeschooling in a short time. Everyone has a freedom about how to manage homeschooling. Therefore, you should not feel inferior and pesimistic about your homeschooling condition recently. Make the resource as a motivation for you and it might be a long term target. On the other hand, if you feel that the resource is too basic, you might need to share this with other newbies. You might also get some inspiration and motivation from the basic knowledge.
There Are Other More Interesting Books
Reading some similar books might be wasting of time if there are other more interesting books you still have to learn. Why should you read some books about the Homeschooling 101 while there is still a queue in your reading list?
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For me, reading Homeschooling 101 from any version once in a year is very useful to fix and replenish our vision, mission, and performance. Therefore, our experience evaluation and some information from others through the Homeschooling 101 books are ultimate things to prioritize before other books.
Which Homeschooling 101 Books Do You Read?
There are plenty of Homeschooling 101 books available at the moment. Here are 4 of them I like a lot:
Homeschool 101 by Misty Bailey
Homeschooling 101: A Guide to Getting Started by Erica Arndt
Mrs. Hutchinson's Classroom Guides: Homeschool Basket by Alicia Hutchinson