The Unhurried Homeschooler by Durenda Wilson
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If you’re just getting started homeschooling or need a little boost, consider The Unhurried Homeschooler by Durenda Wilson. In just 78 pages, this veteran mom distills why we’re really homeschooling and how to do it with less stress.
As a mom of eight, Durenda has figured out what works for her. Her family takes a slow-and-steady approach that is completely unfussy… and it has worked for each of their children. She emphasizes that homeschooling is a marathon, not a sprint. If you find that many of the methods out there are overwhelming, she’s here to help… before you burn out or damage your relationship with your kids.
In short, lovely chapters, she teaches how to trust your instincts, how to keep going through difficult times, and how to relax into a pace that will serve your family well. She celebrates the freedom that homeschooling gives: something different for every family, according to their family culture and interests.
The Wilsons homeschool in part for religious reasons and the book reflects that, but it is not overwhelming. For Christian readers, she encourages you to trust God to take what you can bring and turn it into an abundance. For non-Christian readers, there is more than enough encouragement to keep going, through good times and hard times.
The Kindle version of The Unhurried Homeschooler is only $2.99 and only a few dollars more for the paperback. Not a bad price for some peace of mind.
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Source: Purchased for my own library.
Laura Jewell is a mom to three young readers in Richardson. She was a children’s librarian at a public library before deciding to stay home with her girls.