Book Title: Homeschool Sanity: A Practical Guide to Redemptive Home Educating
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Author: Sherry K. Hayes
It's not easy being a homeschooling parent today. Educating one's children is a huge responsibility. There seem to be more "answers" than there are questions! Everyone has a textbook, a method, or a philosophy. But how are we supposed to figure out just what path to take? For more than 25 years, Sherry Hayes, the homeschooling mother of 15 children, has been asking these same questions about education. During her own journey, she has read books and research by the most insightful and influential homeschooling leaders such as Dr. Raymond and Dorothy Moore, Ruth Beechick, Charlotte Mason, John Taylor Gatto, and many more. They were true pioneers of the current homeschool movement and all were dedicated to the welfare of children and their families. But how do we implement these ideals? Sherry's heart was burdened with the realization that there were many others just like her that were seeking a way to simplify their homeschooling into a coherent system which made room for individual personality and gifts, but at the same time gave each child structure as well as discipline. She came to realize that the modern educational systems and methods are strangely unique in our human history, and have failed us abysmally. Never before have we had so much knowledge at our fingertips, and yet, the literacy rates of our nation's school systems are at an all-time low. Despite the fact that we live in the information age; the divorce, homicide and suicide rates are at all-time highs. Our children face greater challenges today than we would have ever dreamed; nevertheless, many don't have the tools to handle these new demands and pressures. It is time we threw out the progressive educational philosophies and ideologies which have lead us here. We need to turn back the clock and promote the fear of God which is the beginning of wisdom. We must revive the unswerving Christian devotion that used to be lived out by our predecessors before the present narcissistic influence of humanism took over! We can rediscover the tools of learning that helped our forefathers overcome the great obstacles of their time, that have only recently been replaced by "dumbed-down" work texts and worthless statistics which require no higher thinking on the part of young learners. Homeschool Sanity: a Practical Guide to Redemptive Home Educating is Sherry's attempt to communicate a way back to common sense learning. It is a pathway back to the simplicity and joy of gaining the knowledge born out of reverence for the God of the Bible. It is a journey filled with the grace and truth of Jesus Christ. This book is easy to read. Even if one only has time for perusing, something useful and encouraging will be gleaned. To learn more visit Sherry's blog Large Family Mothering at: http://largefamilymothering.com/. This wonderful book is full of engaging graphics, helps, charts, templates and resources. Even the busiest mother will be able to breathe a sigh of relief as she reads just how easy it is to give her children an education that will be a blessing to them for the rest of their lives! Here is a small portion of what I have included in Homeschool Sanity's 178 pages: An overview of the different methodologies of homeschooling along with a brief history of education in America Preschool Reading and literature Grammar Arithmetic History Science No fancy psycho-anything here. Sherry has rediscovered precisely why things used to work, and why they are so very broken today. She hopes to lead the way into a fresh effort to bring back the best of the past in order to prepare our children for the best possible future. Readers will discover a catalog of successful methodologies for their own re-education. You will not feel tired and anxious after you read this book; you will be refreshed and filled with real hope! Gain clarity. Find Peace.