Review: Answers for Homeschooling: Top 25 Questions Critics Ask

“What makes this book special,… is the fact that we want to equip you to have confidence in your decision to home educate, and we want to prepare you to defend your choice to the skeptics you will inevitably face along the way.”
~ Israel Wayne

review_answersforhomeschoolingThere are a multitude of questions homeschoolers are faced with. And while some of those questions come from concerned family and friends, there are an equal number of questions we ask of ourselves. Today, we’re excited to share with you Answers for Homeschooling: Top 25 Questions Critics Ask. For the critics around you, and the critic within, this new book by Israel Wayne is sure to help provide answers and offer encouragement.

Israel Wayne is a veteran in the world of homeschooling. Having been homeschooled himself, Mr. Wayne is a much sought after speaker for homeschooling conferences and the author of several homeschooling books. Helping families gain a better understanding of the how of home education, Answers for Homeschooling: Top 25 Questions Critics Ask systematically leads the reader through twenty-five chapters outlining the most pertinent questions homeschoolers face and gives us Biblical wisdom in answering them. Topics include “Is Homeschooling Legal?”, “How Can You Afford to Homeschool?”, “What Does Dad Do in Homeschooling?”, “Is Homeschooling Elitist?”, and more.

For those readers who might be new to our blog, we appreciate all of Mr. Wayne’s books. Thus, when offered an opportunity to preview and review Answers for Homeschooling: Top 25 Questions Critics Ask, we naturally jumped at the chance. In addition to a printed, paperback copy of the book upon publication, we were also given a PDF of Answers for Homeschooling so that we might enjoy the book immediately. While I had intended to read the book over the course of a week, once I began I found I had no inclination to stop. I finished the book in one sitting. For those who are new to homeschooling or perhaps struggling with gaining a better understanding of how to answer these homeschooling questions, we would recommend progressing through the Answers_for_Homeschoolingbook more slowly as there is much to digest.

As experienced homeschoolers, we were able to appreciate Answers for Homeschooling: Top 25 Questions Critics Ask as confirmation of what the Lord has already shown us, a refresher in how to better answer questions we face, and fascinating history on the adventure of learning and homeschooling. Of particular interest to us were the chapters “Is That How It’s Done in Public School?”, “Isn’t Sheltering a Child Harmful?”, “What About Being Salt and Light in Public School?”, and “Do You Know What Causes That?”. These chapters touched on issues we come across on a regular basis even though we’ve been homeschooling for several years. Readers will find every chapter engaging, simple to follow, and helpful.

Answers for Homeschooling: Top 25 Questions Critics Ask is an exceptional addition to Mr. Wayne’s selection of homeschool books. Being released this month, Answers for Homeschooling is a book we’d love to see in the hands of every homeschooling family. Whether new, struggling, or merely needing answers for those skeptics in your own learning adventure, Answers for Homeschooling: Top 25 Questions Critics Ask offers something for everyone. We pray the Lord blesses this book, and uses it to reach many for His glory and their benefit.

If you’d like to learn more about Answers for Homeschooling: Top 25 Questions Critics Ask and Master Books please visit them at their website, and on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube!

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4 thoughts on “Review: Answers for Homeschooling: Top 25 Questions Critics Ask

  1. We heard negative comments more often than questions about homeschooling, and these comments were thinly disguised at best. There are several questions we heard on a consistent basis. “How do your sons socialize?” and “How do they learn?” The legality, cost, and what part does Dad play was never asked. Those thinking about homeschooling asked questions about curriculum, time, difficulty, and socialization.
    An interesting element to those considering to homeschool, when some of the mothers determined homeschooling was not for them, their questions morphed into comments about how they couldn’t do it while directing the point of the comment towards us in a negative manner.

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    • It’s interesting how much negativity comes from those who don’t believe they could homeschooling. It’s almost as if they pre-judge us as having judged them for not homeschooling, even though we think nothing of the kind.

      May we learn to bridge that gap with grace, helping people better understand what the Lord has shown us.

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  2. This sounds like a very handy resource – I wish this would have been in print when I was being homeschooled as a teen! My parents homeschooled me from 6th grade through 12th grade and the most common question we heard was, “What about socialization?” I remember it started to grate on my nerves because this question usually came from people at church and sometimes I felt like they cared more about drilling me for answers than about me as a person. I was in the church youth group, the youth choir, and a youth Bible study, so I obviously had no trouble getting along with people of any age or background. Yet I’m introverted by nature, so people liked to “blame” homeschool for making me an introvert (though so are both of my parents). I kindly reminded them that where you go to school has nothing to do with your personality as there are extroverts who are homeschooled and introverts who go to public/private school. Now, as an adult, whenever I tell people about my homeschool experience and they ask about the socialization aspect, I just tell them I don’t keep a collection of shrunken heads in my basement, so I’d say I adjusted just fine. 😀 (By the way, kudos for homeschooling! I think it’s a very bold step to assume control of your children’s education. I’m proud to be a homeschool graduate and I know I was better prepared for college, the workplace, and life in general because of it.)

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