Kathy Oaks author of Homeschoolers Are Not Hermits

About the Author

Kathy Oaks, author of Homeschoolers Are Not Hermits, is an author, photographer, and secular homeschooler who has been working with children since 1993. She and her husband have been homeschooling their three children since their oldest was born in 2003.

Homeschoolers Are Not Hermits

Homeschoolers Are Not Hermits. Kathy Oaks, https://seculareclecticacademic.com

Homeschoolers Are Not Hermits from Kathy Oaks is a practical and humorous book that provides both new and veteran homeschoolers with lots of ideas and resources to make their homeschool days more fulfilling while giving an inside view into the ups and downs of this homeschool family’s life. Written for secular homeschoolers, it shows that you don’t have to be super-mom (or dad), you don’t have to spend tons of money on educational materials, and you certainly don’t have to turn into hermits to homeschool successfully.

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Kathy Oaks writes a clear, detailed narrative of her and her family’s journey from conventional schoolers to unconventional learners. Her suggestions and ideas for helping children learn at home in their own ways and for parents struggling with criticism for homeschooling their children will give you confidence and direction to live and learn well with your children.” — Patrick Farenga, Publisher,John Holt/ Growing Without Schooling LLC

“Filled with encouragement for new homeschoolers and helpful tips on how to get started, Homeschoolers Are Not Hermits is a useful handbook for those interested in getting started with secular homeschooling.  By sharing her experience and personal perspective as a homeschooling parent, Oaks offers a model for homeschooling that is flexible, fun, and worry-free.” — Rachel Gathercole, Author of The Well-Adjusted Child

Homeschoolers Are Not Hermits is a must-read for anyone wondering about, considering, or already engaged in homeschooling. Kathy Oaks has written a home run of a practical, thorough, well researched, and thoroughly enjoyable book.” — David Walsh, Ph.D. Author of Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen.

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