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Educating the Wholehearted Child Revised & Expanded [Paperback]

By Sally Clarkson (Editor) & Clay Clarkson (Editor)
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How to use real books and real life to make your home a vibrant center of living and learning for you and your child. Home schooling is fast becoming the educational method of choice for more and more Christian parents. It is clearly the choice for parents who want to follow the biblical pattern of family as the center of a child's life. Authors Clay and Sally Clarkson share what they have learned about God's design for living and learning at home in this all-new revised and expanded edition. This comprehensive handbook will show you how to bring out the God-designed learning dynamic in your home. You'll discover how you can: * Liberate learning in your home by closing the classroom, throwing off the tyanny of textbooks and breaking the grip of curriculum. * Use real books and real life to make your home a place where your children will love to learn as naturally as they love to play. * Turn learning from a tedious instructional procedure into a dynamic relational process that everyone enjoys, called Home-Centered Learning. * Find confidence as a parent and home educator that God has qualified you to teach and train your children. Whether you are just starting out, and you want to head down the right home-schooling path, or you are a veteran home schooler looking for a more natural less burdensome approach. . .this book is for you. You will find helpful insights, dozens of practical ideas ands tips, encouragement, motivation and inspiration.

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Studio: Whole Heart Ministries
Pages   256
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.9" Width: 8.5" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   1.57 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 31, 1996
Grade Level  Teacher  
Edition  Revised  
ISBN  1888692006  
ISBN13  9781888692006  

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More About Sally Clarkson & Clay Clarkson

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Clay Clarkson is the father of four wholehearted children. Our 24 Family Ways grew out of his desire to integrate lively family devotions with meaningful biblical discipleship in training his children to walk on God's path of life. He directs Whole Heart Ministries, a Christian home and parenting ministry founded in 1994 with his wife, Sally. Clay is a graduate of Denver Seminary, and has been in vocational Christian ministry most of his adult life. He is the author of Educating the WholeHearted Child, Heartfelt Discipline, and other books for Christian parents.

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God-designed Learning Dynamic In Your Home  Jun 2, 2008
"About The Authors:
Clay and Sally Clarkson have been home schooling since 1988.
They have been in full or parttime ministry most of their adult lives, including overseas missions, parachurch ministry, and pastoral ministry.

They started Whole Heart Ministries in 1994 emphasizing home discipleship, home education and family enrichment.

Their ministry includes workshops, publishing, a catalogue of selected products, and a quarterly newsletter for home schooling mothers.

They live in the country in central Texas.
They have four children whose only school has been their home."

"..... Home schooling is fast becoming the educational method of choice for more and more Christian parents.
It is clearly the choice for parents who want to follow the biblical pattern of family as the center of a child's life.

Authors Clay and Sally Clarkson share what they have learned about God's design for living and learning at home in this all-new revised and expanded edition.

This comprehensive handbook will show you how to bring out the GOD-DESIGNED LEARNING DYNAMIC IN YOUR HOME.
You'll discover how you can......"
[from the book of the back cover]
A Different Book for a Different Need  May 22, 2008
I absolutely love this book. It's important to understand that this book is very different than many other homeschool how-to books out there. While there are many books that focus on academics, and some books that focus on discipleship, this book weaves both academics and discipleship together in a very user friendly and understandable format. They do encourage avoiding textbooks and workbooks, but I came away from the book feeling like I could still implement their methods and even most of their resources. This is because this isn't a curriculum manual or guide. It's a guide on how to disciple your child for Jesus Christ, within the framework and atmosphere of the home and family. Then, once they establish how to disciple your child, they must outline some homeschool resources, books, and ways to organize your home and your life, becuase they correctly identify that all of these things are so closely intertwined. They encourage you to have a room set aside for homeschooling alone, and we are unable to do this. At first I felt frustrated that their entire plan of education seems to hang on this, but I realized that I can simply turn my living room into a home education center, with blocks on the floor in a basket, a game shelf, children's book shelves, maps on the kitchen cabinets, etc. They also encourage using GeoSafari, computer applications, puzzles, games, and of course tons of living books. They encourage a lot of individualized learning and goals specific to each child for each year. But to read any review is going to leave you without the most important aspect of this book, which is that the Clarksons' outline a simple framework for home discipleship that anyone can implement. I love some Charlotte Mason methods, and I do use some workbooks and curricula, but I still love this book, and it's tied with Charlotte Mason Companion for my favorite homeschool how-to book.
Great information, helpful  Jul 13, 2007
I paid a premium to order this book and have found it quite useful. The authors use an eclectic approach to homeschooling their children that leans heavily on the Charlotte Mason method and educational philosophy of Ruth Beechick, both of which I am a fan.

This is a good resource, but I've seen better. I dropped a star primarily because I have a hard time reading the type/layout. I don't know if this is a personal preference, but the pages seemed "grayed out" with type. It is oversized and bits of information fill the margins. Perhaps this is why I have a difficult time reading along.

Recommended - get it from the library first, if possible, then decide if you will gain any insight or encouragement from owning this book. If you are a dyed-in-the-wool fan of traditional curricula and the school-at-home model of education, this book is not for you.
Excellent Reference for Christian Homeschooling Moms  Aug 25, 2006
My son is just 19 months old, but I already know we will be homeschooling him. I've been reading various references on getting started and have found this book to be one of the best. Written from a Christian perspective, this book shares personal stories, basic how-tos and lots of references.

Although this volume was written early on in the Internet age, most of what is has to share is timeless. I'm figuring on consulting this book throughout my homeschooling career.

One of the best I have read yet!!!   Jul 13, 2006
Wow!! This book was exactly what I was looking for. Actually, it was above my expectations. I originally ordered this book because I was searching to find help with our homeschool. We are only in our third year, but I was feeling that things were very dry and redundant. I found MANY ideas and helps, but this book is so much more than a guide for a particular method. It starts with the heart issue of why we are doing this in the first place and helps to confirm the many convictions that I was feeling before I bought the book. There is more to life and education than workbooks and dry curriculum ( which is where we were). They give you many descriptions of types of methods and then lay out what they do in their homeschool. The system totally makes sense. Your foundation of your homeschool should start with Discipleship and then you work up from there. This book is a GREAT FIND in my opinion.

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