As the years go by and schedules are worked and re-worked, materials are considered and re-considered, it is easy to lose focus. Or better said, it is easy to focus on the wrong things. Well this is one of those books I tend to pull off of the shelf every two or three years and re-read for inspiration.
[We] asked our friends to explain what they had come across in their homeschooling that they wished they had known earlier, that “Aha!” moment when their questions and frustrations were resolved. We wanted them to write, for your encouragement, the main message, from their perspective, of how homeschooling can be a place of victory, joy, and accomplishment.
Bill & Diana Waring, Compilers and Editors of Things We Wish We’d Known
Fifty homeschool veterans – some familiar, some not-so familiar – tell us what they wish they had known before starting their homeschooling adventure, and what they discovered along the way. Topics include balance, fun, faith, confidence, commitment, and character. The contributors do not simply share the usual “do’s and don’ts” or another version of the “right” way to homeschool. Their focus is on the things that matter. Some of the contributors include Karen Andreola, Clay and Sally Clarkson, Wade and Jessica Hulcy, Steve and Jane Lambert, David and Shirley Quine, along with many others.
Things We Wish We’d Known encourages us to focus on the things that matter, and highlights common mistakes and pitfalls in homeschooling – a great gift to those of us who would rather learn from another’s mistakes rather than our own!