Homeschooling. Lots of families have done it. But can you do it? How hard is it? What does it actually look like? How do you know if you're on the right track for success? This helpful bundle combines four of our most popular and helpful resources on home education.
The 10-hour Home Education for Real Life
series, designed for the entire family and featuring veteran homeschoolers Geoffrey and Victoria and all seven of their grown children, tackles the tough issues: higher education, different learning styles, giftings, homeschooling on a budget, vocational training, teaching social skills and confidence, helping children who don’t like to read or write, teaching children to navigate the world without becoming conformed to the world, creating an educational home environment, and more.
Curriculum Advice from Victoria Botkin
is designed to help mothers teach children of all ages successfully, inexpensively, calmly, and with the powerful confidence that they are doing the right thing before God. Her advice will give you not only practical ideas, but confidence, enthusiasm, and a vision for the importance of your labors. Get tried-and-true tips on choosing materials, choosing curriculum, fostering creativity, helping children take responsibility for their own educations, teaching children to love writing, how to use media, recognizing and encouraging your children's gifts, teaching life skills, and much more. If you want to combine a godly home life with high academic standards, listen carefully to these CDs.
, produced by the Botkin siblings in 2009, examines the the fruit and direction of the homeschool movement. In discussing the future of this movement, the film raised a number of controversial questions, examining the history of the movement and the character that would be required to sustain it into the second generation.
What Others Are Saying
I would highly recommend this DVD [Homeschool Dropouts] for anyone who would be interested in an insider critique of the homeschooling movement; you can get it here. It’s also useful for those of us homeschool graduates who are confused and disheartened by the negative attitudes of our homeschooled peers as the Botkins do a good job of outlining the major issues at stake. For those of you who weren’t homeschooled are haven’t had much contact with homeschooling, the issues described in this DVD are widely applicable to our entire generation of Christian youth: a generation that has, for the most part, dumped the faith of their parents. Those of us who know the Lord need to take very seriously the responsibility we have to pass on the faith to the next generation – nobody else is going to do it for us. V.
For Christmas 2009, I asked for the new DVD Homeschool Dropouts: Why The Second Generation is now Headed for a Spiritual Wasteland. And I got it! I was so excited to receive this DVD and I watched it that day. I was shocked, convicted, humbled, pricked, challenged, filled with despair, brought to tears, filled with hope, and awakened to a growing movement: Homeschool dropouts.... I believe that this is a much-needed message that is not being widely circulated among the homeschool movement. As I have been a part of this movement for nearly two decades, I have seen major changes in the way people are “doing homeschool” and some of these changes are frankly, frightening! The time to act is now, the time to keep silent has passed. The Botkin siblings do a gracious job of communicating hard truths to my generation (the second generation) of homeschoolers. A message long overdue.
We just listened to session one [of Home Education for Real Life] and want to thank you with all of our hearts for this webinar. We are parents of nine children. The oldest is 16 and we are in the "thick" of home schooling. This is a tremendous encouragement. O.C.
Thank you so much for your very insightful, practical, and encouraging Tuesday night lectures! Thank you also for your transparency into your family life. R.G.
I have already been challenged and blessed by the webinar and can hardly wait to watch it each week! God has already used you and your whole family to help my husband and I to think and live more Biblically, and I can't thank you all enough! What a tremendous blessing that we all share a bond with each other through Christ, even though we hardly know each other! C.B.
We would like to thank you for your cd on curriculum advice. I say 'we' because my husband enjoys the new, relaxed me! It has allowed me to breathe and relax in our homeschooling journey. Well, I have only had your CDs for a couple months but listen to them ALL the time, along with the virtuous woman series, which my sister-in-law and i just LOVE. I always come away from them peaceful and happy to be a helpmeet and mommy! E.
…after 2 years of being very overwhelmed I listened to the Curriculum Advice CDs that Victoria made and that was a HUGE HELP! We are now home EDUCATING (much better than 'schooling' I must agree!) You cleared up much of my confusion with "how do I do this?!" It was reassuring to me that it is possible and we are doing the right thing in not sending them to public school! L.M.
I’ve purchased your CDs on Curriculum Advice. Fantastic!! I am so happy to share them with younger mothers and fathers who struggle with “playing school”. How I wish I would have had such information when I was starting out, but how thankful I am that others now have those such as yourself willing to impart wisdom. C.R.