August 31, 2007, Newsletter Issue #191: Accepting the Choice to Homeschool or Not to Homeschool

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Just as with Yankees and Red Sox fans, when it comes to the issue of educating their children most families are for one of either homeschooling or public schooling.

While homeschooling parents might wax poetic all day about the virtues of their style of education, public school parents would wonder how homeschooling parents can isolate their children from the mainstream even if they acknowledge the faults of a public school education.

In reality, homeschooling is a choice that is right for some families and not for others, so if you're considering homeschooling your child be honest with yourself and with your family. Can you provide a nurturing educational environment? Is your public school system below standard or quite good? Can you take the time to construct good lessons and exercises? There is no right educational style, but a right one for each family, so think carefully before committing your child to one approach.

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The new 2006-2007 Sonlight catalog is hot off the presses! In addition to new educational resources, we've also made some significant improvements to our curriculum, such as expanded flexibility in Reader choices for Levels K through 2.

The catalog also provides several articles with helpful homeschool tips. For example, check out the "Top Ten Goals" article (pp. 146-147) which can help you think through your personal philosophy when it comes to homeschooling. And "Why we use certain books that some homeschoolers won't touch" (pp. 144-145), that gets into some pretty important issues about the content of books. And you won’t want to miss “27 Reasons NOT to Buy Sonlight”—a perennial favorite (beginning on page 148).

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Sarita Holzmann
Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.

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