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When you’re just beginning the homeschool process with several children in tow, it can be pretty tough figuring out what works for each child both academically and socially. Are you trying to balance the needs of various ages, juggle regular housework, and discover all the tools that work for your homeschool? As homeschooling mom and author Carren W. Joye explains, there are many practical ways parents can begin the homeschooling endeavor without unnecessary headache.


Homeschooling More Than One ChildHomeschooling More Than One Child: A Practical Guide for Families by Carren addresses the special challenges of homeschooling two or more children for parents just starting to homeschool and veterans desiring fresh ideas. From extensive research and personal experience, Carren provides a comprehensive collection of quick tips and long-term solutions to make homeschooling more than one child a successful and rewarding experience.

Winner of both national and international book awards, this sensible guide offers practical ideas on balancing the needs of different ages and abilities, juggling multiple commitments, choosing or designing a curriculum to fit each child, finding socialization opportunities that appeal to all ages, and more!

"Fresh, new ideas even for veteran homeschoolers!" says Rochelle Andrews, homeschooling mother of four.

Whether you plan a traditional, eclectic or unschooling approach, you can use this book to:

  • Get started and meet state regulations
  • Organize multiple schedules, materials and records
  • Motivate your children and avoid burnout
  • Tackle housework while homeschooling
  • Use the Internet and free software to make homeschooling easy and affordable even for a large family

Homeschooling More Than One Child is a small reference volume packed full of practical information and tips covering every area a homeschooling parent could reasonably expect to encounter,” raves The Old Schoolhouse magazine. “Not only is Homeschooling More Than One Child well named, but it goes far beyond my expectations. Whether you have two children or twelve, whether they are close in age or far apart, whatever teaching style you choose, and regardless of what learning styles your children are -- this book is great!”

About the Author
Author Carren W. Joye is the mother of four homeschooled children and also the author of A Stay-at-Home Mom’s Complete Guide to Playgroups and an Alabama State History Curriculum. The curriculum has been used not only by many homeschooling families around the state but also by a private school and two homeschool co-ops.

Since 1994, Carren has founded a regional homeschool support group, statewide homeschool umbrella, homeschool co-op, and four playgroups. She currently serves as administrator of the homeschool umbrella and co-op. In addition, Carren maintains a website devoted to answering questions about homeschooling in her state and to helping parents nationwide start and maintain playgroups, support groups, and co-ops.

More Information
For more information or to read excerpts of her books, visit her web site at www.carrenjoye.com.

You may order the book directly from the publisher, iUnverse.com, or online at Amazon.com or BarnesAndNoble.com, or you may request an autographed copy by emailing Carren at carren(at)outlookacademy(dot)com.