Item description for Homeschooling: The Teen Years: Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 13- to 18- Year-Old (Prima Home Learning Library) by Janie Levine Hellyer & Cafi Cohen...
Overview Provides advice on creating educational, creative lessons in all subjects for homeschooled teenagers based on personal learning styles and budgets, including college and career guidance and driver's education.
Publishers Description Discover the Rewards of Homeschooling Your Teen -Create unlimited learning on a limited budget -Discover teaching methods for teens with different learning styles -Utilize the best resources and technology -Prepare your teen for college, career, and adult life The teen years can be the most exciting time in your child's life. He or she is becoming an independent young adult and beginning to make decisions for the future. Yet growing concern about the negative social pressures, safety, and efficiency of our traditional high schools has prompted many parents just like you to teach their teenagers at home. With "Homeschooling: The Teen Years" as your guide, you'll discover it's not as daunting a task as you've been led to believe. Using real-life stories from dozens of families, this book reveals the secrets of making homeschooling work for you and your teen. You'll discover how to: -Work with your teen to create a unique, individual learning experience -Make coursework interesting, challenging, and fun -Allow your teen to discover the best vocational path, including selecting a college -Know when your teen has "completed" high school -And much more "Contains three of the most helpful sentences I've ever read on the question of homeschooling: 'Just start.' 'You will make mistakes.' 'No big deal.' What excellent advice One of the most thoroughly helpful books I've read in years. If you're homeschooling a teenager you'll want--and need--this outstanding book " -- Helen Hegener, managing editor of "Home Education Magazine" "Am I crazy? Homeschool my teen? But how do I do it, when should I do it, where do I find information, and is this really a good choice? If this sounds like you, stop shopping and start reading. This book provides insights and solutions to questions from A to Z. Highly recommended " -- Cindy Stanley, sponsor of the Homeschooling for Everyone Conferences "Lots of practical tips, examples, and help. I loved the smorgasbord of ideas from other homeschooling parents of teens, showing the wide range of ways to learn and excel." -- Judith Waite Allee, coauthor of "Homeschooling on a Shoestring"
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Studio: Prima Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 7.5" Height: 9" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date May 11, 2000
Publisher Three Rivers Press
Grade Level High School
ISBN 0761520937 ISBN13 9780761520931 UPC 086874520936
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More About Janie Levine Hellyer & Cafi Cohen
Cafi Cohen is a popular speaker and a columnist for Home Education Magazine, Homeschooling Today, and The LINK, a homeschool newspaper. She and her husband homeschooled two children, with their daughter going on to college and their son to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Cafi lives in Arroyo Grande, California, with her family.
Reviews - What do customers think about Homeschooling: The Teen Years: Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 13- to 18- Year-Old (Prima Home Learning Library)?
Easy Reader Sep 30, 2005
This book was easy to read and divided into segments that allowed for user-friendly access. I have referred to it numerous times since I received it and would recommend it to those homeschool parents facing the teen years. The best part of the book was the resources at the end of each section. It helped me see what parts in our curriculum needed improvement and which parts were right on target.
Cafi Cohen Instills Confidence Aug 10, 2005
This is the second book I have read from Cafi Cohen. I find her writing straightforward, exciting, and relaxing at the same time. This book contains lots of good resource information which can appeal to all sorts of homeschoolers. I am pleased that Cafi Cohen writes with regard to all homeschoolers, not just religious ones. Unlike some other authors, Mrs. Cohen does not pepper her writing with her own religious beliefs.
A Must Have for Homeschooling Teens Sep 19, 2001
I have been homeschooling for 11 years now and I must say this has been one of the most useful publications I have come across. I have already struggled through two teens with little help and not knowing where to turn for resources. There is a great deal of information for the younger years, but very little for teens. This book not only give you insightful information to make your teens education well rounded and interesting, but it also provides a wealth resources to turn for further information. No homeschool should be without it.
A.D.D. and Homeschooling Oct 7, 2000
I just finished reading "Homeschooling the Teen Years." I've highlighted over half of the book, and now I'm reading through it for the second time. I'm checking out all of the web links listed etc. Thank you so very much for writing this terrific book. I am new to the homeschooling scene and would have been quite lost without it. You have pointed me in the right direction.
Two weeks ago I pulled my 12 year old, seventh grade student from public school on basically what was a spur of the moment, desperation move. Long story short, he has been on Ritalin for 4 years, has never enjoyed even one day of school (including kindergarten), had a 504 plan for passive A.D.D and writing/processing problems. I was tired of trying to get the teachers to cooperate, my son to do his homework after school, tears, low self-esteem and failing grades. I just knew there had to be a better way to help my son receive the education he deserves.
In just two short weeks, my son's behavior and personality are undergoing major changes. He is happier, less stressed, and for the first time -- willing to sit down and learn without the fear of failure. The greatest part of all is that he's no longer taking the Ritalin. I threw that away the day I pulled him from public school. Guess what? He's fine without it. I feel in my heart that this was the best decision I have ever made for my son.
I was scared, doubting myself and wondering why in the world did I think I could do this. Now I know I can do this, and do it better then the schools. Thank you for being there for me when I needed you most. Your book has become my inspiration and will continue to guide me through the high school years.
Thank you, Cafie Cohen, from the bottom of my heart!
Help with teens Aug 22, 2000
This is Just what I have been needing. Especially the chapters on "The Joy of Learning with Teens" and "Learning Assets of the Teen Years". I've needed this wake-up call to focus on the positives of the teen years instead of the negatives.
This is the best homeschool book I've read in years! Cafi manages to give a broad picture, explaning the many different routes homeschoolers take, while giving you baby steps of how to get moving in positive directions, find great curriculum, and money saving tips. She addresses the specifics of the 3R's and the Extras, addresses tailoring your school to your family's needs, keeping records and much more. I loved the fact that she writes with a national perspective. These are not just her ideas, but come from a large pool of home educators across the continent. The book is packed with resources, not an indiscriminating barage, but only the best.