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The Mislabeled Child
How Understanding Your Child’s Unique Learning Style Can Open the Door to Success

by Brock Eide, Fernette Eide
Provides a comprehensive look at learning differences ranging from dyslexia to dysgraphia, to attention problems, to giftedness. The authors describe how a proper understanding of a child’s unique brain-based strengths can be used to overcome many different obstacles to learning.
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Dumbing Us Down
The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

by John Taylor Gatto
In this tenth-anniversary edition, Gatto updates his theories on how the U.S. educational system cranks out students the way Detroit cranks out Buicks. He contends that students are more programmed to conform to economic and social norms rather than really taught to think.
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The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook
A Creative And Stress-Free Approach to Homeschooling

by Dorothy Moore
If you are thinking about homeschooling, or are struggling with a educational homeschooling curriculum that is difficult to use, let Dr. Ray and Dorothy Moore show you how to make homeschooling an easy-to-live-with family adventure in learning. This low-stress, low-cost program shows you how to build a curriculum around your child's needs and interests - and around a realistic family schedule.

You Can Teach Your Child Successfully
Grades 4-8

by Ruth Beechick
This classic gives nitty-gritty help for each subject in each grade. Become an informed, confident teacher, free from rigid textbooks.

Learning All The Time
by John Holt
This delightful book by the influential author of How Children Fail and How Children Learn shows how children learn to read, write, and count in their everyday life at home and how adults can respect and encourage this wonderful process.
We find comfort among those who agree with us
- growth among those who don't.
~ Frank A. Clark

    California Email Lists, Support Groups, Facebook Groups, Associations, Message Boards, Forums and Newsletters

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    A Catholic HS Moms (A-Catholic-HS-Moms) - A list for Catholic homeschooling Moms. The purpose of the list is to offer and receive help, suggestions, support, friendship and information, to lift each other up in times of stress and and rejoice with each other in times of joy. The list is for Catholic homeschoolers or those who are interested in homeschool info.

    To subscribe, visit A Catholic HS Moms.

    California Christian Homeschool (CA-ChristianHmschool) - For homeschoolers throughout the state to share their homeschool activities, prayer requests, advice, concerns, discussions, encouragement, experiences, ideas, information, links, resources, suggestions, support, etc.

    To Subscribe, visit California Christian Homeschool.

    California Homeschool Network (CHN) - Join the California Homeschool Network (CHN) email list and learn what you need to know about homeschooling in California! Join CHN to help keep homeschooling strong! New to homeschooling? Download the FREE booklet, "JUST THE FACTS" at the California Homeschool Network (CHN) website.

    CHN's toll free hotline is answered by an experienced homeschooler. Call 800-327-5339. It’s FREE and it’s HELPFUL! CHN sponsors educational campouts for homeschooling families. CHN monitors legislation and legal matters . If you have a question, contact CHN for a quick response!

    To subscribe, visit California Homeschool Network.

    California Homeschool announcements (CaliforniaHS-announcements) - CHN's announcement list is for California homeschoolers who want to receive homeschooling announcements, alerts, and other important homeschooling information, without discussion, debate, or chatting.

    If you wish to learn more about homeschooling in California, please visit California Homeschool Network or call CHN toll free at 800/327-5339. We also invite you to join the statewide email group of CA homeschoolers at California Homeschool Network.

    To subscribe, visit California Homeschool announcements.

    California Homeschool Network (CHN) Statewide Calendar of Events (CaliforniaHS-Calendar) - CA FIELD TRIPS, MUSEUM DAYS, CAMPOUTS, HOMESCHOOLING SEMINARS, and other FUN! This list gives free information about events throughout the state that may be of interest to California homeschoolers. The list is sponsored by California Homeschool Network, a non-profit organization for all who are interested in homeschooling in CA, however except when noted otherwise, the events listed are not sponsored by CHN.

    If you wish to learn more about homeschooling in California, please visit California Homeschool Network (CHN) or call CHN toll free at 800/327-5339. We also invite you to join the statewide group of CA homeschoolers email list at California Homeschool Network (CaliforniaHS).

    To Subscribe, visit California Homeschool Network (CHN) Statewide Calendar of Events.

    California HS Leaders (CaliforniaHS-leaders) - California Homeschool Network invites local support group leaders throughout California to join together in a statewide e-mail list. We will be networking together on legal and legislative issues that might impact all California homeschoolers. Regardless of whether or not we also belong to one of the state groups, let's get to know each other and be ready and united in a very grassroots way!

    To Subscribe, visit California HS Leaders.

    CAVA & K12 Homeschoolers Group (CAVA-K12) - This group is for anyone using or thinking of using K12 in California, either with any of the the Virtual Academies (CAVA)or privately.

    To Subscribe, visit CAVA & K12 Homeschoolers Group.

    Christian Home Educators Association of California - CHEA - A non-profit ministry established to provide information, support, and training to the home education community throughout the state, to advance the Kingdom of Jesus Christ by promoting private Christian home education as an outstanding educational opportunity; providing information, training and support to the homeschool community; and protecting the God-given right of parents to direct the education and training of their children, to the glory of God.

    CHEA labors year round on behalf of homeschoolers by hosting an Annual Convention each year; co-sponsoring many other events throughout the state; providing an extensive website that offers news, information, articles, and many resources including how to get started and teaching high school manuals. Join us at our CHEA of California Facebook page.

    For more information, visit Christian Home Educators Association of California - CHEA.

    Disney Schooling (disneyschooling) - A homeschool group who meets at the theme park! As list members, we are always interested in the educational experiences that we can have at Disneyland/CA Adventure. This will be a forum where we can share the educational gems we notice there, and even ideas for at-home follow-up activities.

    To Subscribe, visit Disney Schooling.

    Educators Who Homeschool (EWH) - An inclusive group. We have members from many religions and also those who are secular. This list is for encouragement, support, exchange of ideas and materials, and friendly conversation. It is open to any professional educator who is also homeschooling or considering homeschooling his or her children. This group encourages those homeschooling independently, those using prepared curriculm, and those associated with or taking part with the school districts.

    To Subscribe, visit Educators Who Homeschool.

    HomeSchool Association of California (HSC) - A non-profit, inclusive, volunteer-driven organization that has long been an important source of support and information in California. HSC honors the diversity of homeschoolers, supports the entire spectrum of homeschooling, provides information, monitors and influences legislation, offers opportunities for families to get together, and empowers families to make the choices that respect the rights, needs, and aspirations of their children. HSC welcomes anyone with an interest in homeschooling. HSC is here to help you navigate the homeschooling world with information, networking, and support. HSC empowers families to make choices that respect the rights, needs, and aspirations of their children.

    Visit our HSC-HomeSchool Association of California Facebook Page.

    Visit our HomeSchool Association of California - HSC Yahoo group.

    For more information, visit HomeSchool Association of California (HSC).

    LDS Homeschoolers in California - This website was originally created to help Latter-day Saint homeschoolers who live in California to find each other, but has developed into a resource for educators everywhere.

    For more information, visit LDS Homeschoolers in California.

    Special Needs Homeschooling in California (SpecialNeedsHSCA) - This group is for families in California that are educating or looking into educating their Special Needs Children at Home. We are a diverse group of families with various religious and educational beliefs, therefore flaming and harsh words will not be permitted. This group is for California families to support each other, learn from each other, share resources and make some like-minded friendships.

    To Subscribe, visit Special Needs Homeschooling in California.

    Western Region Unschoolers (WesternRegionUnschoolers) - The Western Region Unschoolers is a group for unschoolers who live in the Western U.S. covering: Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and California. This is a forum to announce and organize conferences, travel, camping, and other places to get together.

    To Subscribe, visit Western Region Unschoolers.

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Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum
A Guide to Catholic Home Education

by Laura M. Berquist
Home educator Laura Berquist presents a modern curriculum based on the time-tested philosophy of the classical Trivium—grammar, logic and rhetoric. She has given homeschoolers a valuable tool for putting together a "liberal arts" curriculum that feeds the soul, as well as the intellect.
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The Unschooling Handbook
How to Use the Whole World As Your Child's Classroom
by Mary Griffith
The unschooling movement is founded on the principle that children learn best when they pursue their own natural curiosities and interests. Learning is a natural, inborn impulse, and the world is rich with lessons to be learned and puzzles to be solved.
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The First Year of Homeschooling Your Child
Your Complete Guide to Getting Off to the Right Start
by Linda Dobson
This comprehensive guide will help you determine the appropriate first steps, build your own educational philosophy, and discover the best ways to cater to your child's specific learning style
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The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas
500+ Fun and Creative Learning Activities for Kids Ages 3-12

by Linda Dobson
Inside this innovative helper, you'll find kid-tested and parent-approved techniques for learning math, science, writing, history, manners, and more that you can easily adapt to your family's homeschooling needs.
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Plan to Be Flexible: Designing A Homeschool Year and Daily Schedule That Works for Your Family
by Sonya Haskins
Is it possible to have rewarding school days in the midst of doctor's appointments, errands, laundry piles and extracurricular activities? Absolutely! Let Plan to Be Flexible show you how.
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Homeschooling The Challenging Child
A Practical Guide

by Christine M. Fields
Often, families will choose homeschooling because they have children who cannot cope or thrive within traditional educational environments due to special physical or emotional needs. Homeschooling the Challenging Child addresses these special education issues, offering potential and current homeschooling families qualified and expert advice.
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