While some people look back on school as the 'best days of your life', for others the experience can be unpleasant and gruelling. "Learning without School" is a practical handbook for parents who want to educate their children at home but are unsure that they have the skills and know-how required to give their child the best education possible.This book explains what home education is; the advantages and disadvantages of choosing this route; how to begin home educating; what you need to do and how to help your child adjust; and how home education affects children's social skills and friendships. It also covers technical aspects, such as the curriculum, core Subjects, exams and timetables. Ross Mountney also considers children with 'learning difficulties' or 'special needs' and how to approach home education differently for this group of children.Each chapter contains a summary of key points, useful websites, hints and tips and real-life case studies. This practical guide offers indispensible support for parents who are considering home education for their child, and includes a broad philosophy of education that will interest all parents and professionals involved in education and child welfare.
Ross Mountney is a parent, writer, teacher and home educator. She started her career in teaching but soon felt that much of what went on in schools was just no good for some children. She realised it wasn't good for hers either so she ended up home educating and wanted to support other parents in doing so too.
Hence the books 'Learning Without School. Home Education' and 'A Funny Kind of Education'
But her primary passion has always been children and supporting mums in raising them. She wrote her latest book to do just that; 'Mumhood. How to handle it. Why it matters'.
She continues to write about parenting, home education, children's learning and life in general.
Find more at http://rossmountney.wordpress.com
Or at her Facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/RossMountneyAuthor