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The Mislabeled Child
How Understanding Your Child’s Unique Learning Style Can Open the Door to Success

by Brock Eide, Fernette Eide
Provides a comprehensive look at learning differences ranging from dyslexia to dysgraphia, to attention problems, to giftedness. The authors describe how a proper understanding of a child’s unique brain-based strengths can be used to overcome many different obstacles to learning.
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Dumbing Us Down
The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling

by John Taylor Gatto
In this tenth-anniversary edition, Gatto updates his theories on how the U.S. educational system cranks out students the way Detroit cranks out Buicks. He contends that students are more programmed to conform to economic and social norms rather than really taught to think.
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The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook
A Creative And Stress-Free Approach to Homeschooling

by Dorothy Moore
If you are thinking about homeschooling, or are struggling with a educational homeschooling curriculum that is difficult to use, let Dr. Ray and Dorothy Moore show you how to make homeschooling an easy-to-live-with family adventure in learning. This low-stress, low-cost program shows you how to build a curriculum around your child's needs and interests - and around a realistic family schedule.

You Can Teach Your Child Successfully
Grades 4-8

by Ruth Beechick
This classic gives nitty-gritty help for each subject in each grade. Become an informed, confident teacher, free from rigid textbooks.

Learning All The Time
by John Holt
This delightful book by the influential author of How Children Fail and How Children Learn shows how children learn to read, write, and count in their everyday life at home and how adults can respect and encourage this wonderful process.
We find comfort among those who agree with us
- growth among those who don't.
~ Frank A. Clark

    Southern California Email Lists, Support Groups, Facebook Groups, Associations, Message Boards, Forums and Newsletters
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    29 Palms Home Educators - San Bernadino (29PalmsHomeEducators) - An academic homeschool co-op. We, as homeschooling parents, agree to work together to provide educational enrichment activities & opportunities for our homeschooled children, ranging from tiny tots-high school. We are not a private school or charter school with tutors. All of our classes & events are led by parent volunteers.

    To subscribe, visit 29 Palms Home Educators - San Bernadino.

    A ThousandMoor Homeschoolers - Thousand Oaks, Moorpark (A_ThousandMoor_Homeschoolers) - a loosely structured, inclusive {= all parenting, educational and life styles; religious faiths; and political positions} support group for families of homeschooled children and families that intend to homeschool who live in the Ventura County area of Southern California. Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County, California.

    To subscribe, visit A ThousandMoor Homeschoolers - Thousand Oaks, Moorpark.

    Antelope Valley RoseRock Homeschool Group (AVroserock) - This inclusive homeschool support group is open to homeschooling families living in Antelope Valley and surrounding communities. Everyone is welcome regardless of homeschooling style, religious or political beliefs. We use this list to announce our activites, local events, classes offered and items of interest to homeschooling families.

    To subscribe, visit Antelope Valley RoseRock Homeschool Group.

    Association of Christian Home Educators of Ventura County - ACHEV - A non-profit, non-denominational organization of Christian home schooling families. Our aim is to offer educational and social support for both parents and children.

    For more information, visit Association of Christian Home Educators of Ventura County - ACHEV.

    Bakersfield HomeLearners (BakersfieldHomeLearners) - An inclusive support group for homeschooling families living in the Bakersfield, CA, area. Our basic purpose is to provide fellowship, foster friendships, refresh veterans and empower newbies! We do that through park days, field trips, holiday parties and other social activities, as well as through conversations and information exchanged on the yahoogroup list.

    To Subscribe, visit Bakersfield HomeLearners.

    Christian Family Schools - CFS of San Diego - Promotes private Christian homeschooling and includes a number of local support groups in communities throughout San Diego County. We also organize events and activities available to members and non-members including our annual Expo Homeschool Convention featuring popular speakers and a large exhibit hall to assist homeschoolers in all their curriculum needs.

    For more information, visit Christian Family Schools - CFS of San Diego.

    Christian Home Educators of Ridgecrest (cherridgecrest1) - For members of "Christian Home Educators of Ridgecrest" (C. H. E. R.). C.H.E.R. is a support group centered in Ridgecrest, CA. We are an inter-denominational group of Christian home educators pooling our resources to support and encourage one another. We also offer group classes, field trips, Mom’s Night Out (once a month evening fellowship for mom’s), park days, special interest activities, programs, family fellowship, etc. Membership in this yahoo group is restricted to active members of the support group.

    To Subscribe, visit Christian Home Educators of Ridgecrest.

    Christian Home Educators of Ridgecrest (cherridgecrest2) - "CHER Ridgecrest 2" the social group for members of "Christian Home Educators of Ridgecrest" (CHER) and past members that have moved or graduated. CHER is a support group centered in Ridgecrest, CA. Membership is restricted to active and past members of the CHER. Please email the group owner if you are interested in joining C. H. E. R. Also see: Christian Home Educators of Ridgecrest for more information.

    To Subscribe, visit Christian Home Educators of Ridgecrest (cherridgecrest2).

    Conejo Valley Homeschoolers - An all-volunteer home school support group, accepting of all homeschool styles and religious faiths.

    For more information, visit Conejo Valley Homeschoolers.

    Corona Homeschool Play Group (CoronaHSPlayGroup) - Whether you are new to homeschooling or a veteran, please join us! This e-group is a place to make new friends, share resources, or any other questions related to homeschooling in the Corona, CA area. It will also advise of our play group activites. The group is restricted, so please tell a bit about yourself. This list is secular in nature.

    To Subscribe, visit Corona Homeschool Play Group.

    Crescenta Valley CHEA (CrescentaValleyCHEA) - A Christian Homeschooling Support Group. Our desire is to glorify God as we answer His call to educate our children at home. The purpose of our group is to provide families with opportunities to meet with other Christian home schoolers in our community. Our hope is that by coming together, we can encourage and support one another, provide our children with group activities, and exchange information about home school events and resources. It is our prayer that deeper relationships will be formed with God and with one another as a result of our fellowship together.

    To Subscribe, visit Crescenta Valley CHEA.

    Culver-Westchester Homeschool Network (cwhn) - Online messages and support for homeschooling families in the Culver City, Westchester, and surrounding areas of Los Angeles. We are an "inclusive" community. We value and respect the various educational philosophies and diverse religious/cultural views of our members. For park days, see the calendar section of Home School L.A..

    To Subscribe, visit Culver-Westchester Homeschool Network.

    Desert Christian Home Educators Association - DCHEA - Coachella Valley - A Christian homeschool support group that provides Christ-centered support, activities and encouragement to its members located in the desert communities of Coachella Valley, California. (Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Desert, Desert Hot Springs, Thousand Palms, Thermal, Coachella, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, Bermuda Dunes).

    For more information, visit Desert Christian Home Educators Association - DCHEA - Coachella Valley.

    Desert Homeschoolers - Coachella Valley (deserthomeschoolers) - An informal group for Coachella Valley, Low Desert resident homeschoolers.

    To Subscribe, visit Desert Homeschoolers - Coachella Valley.

    Disney Schooling (disneyschooling) - A homeschool group who meets at the theme park! As list members, we are always interested in the educational experiences that we can have at Disneyland/CA Adventure. This will be a forum where we can share the educational gems we notice there, and even ideas for at-home follow-up activities.

    To Subscribe, visit Disney Schooling.

    Dragontree Home Learners - Long Beach - We meet every Wednesday at ElDorado Park in Long Beach, California. We were founded as an unschooling support group, although all types of homeschoolers are welcome. We value our inclusiveness and diversity - our families span the spectrum of homeschooling styles, family structures, religions, political leanings, and everything else. Children range in ages from brand-new infants to teens. Anyone who is willing to support the goals of our group is welcome.

    For more information, visit Dragontree Home Learners - Long Beach.

    EAST COUNTY HOME SCHOOL (EastCounty_Homeschool) - A homeschooling group created to provide support, information, and resources for homeschoolers in the East County--but we are open to all homeschoolers. We're here to help with park days, get togethers, classes, field trips, provide educational links and resources, quizzes, tutorials, help with material needed for specific units of study, provide current activities and events in the area-- and hopefully provide a place to meet new homeschooling friends.

    To Subscribe, visit EAST COUNTY HOME SCHOOL.

    East San Gabriel Valley Homeschoolers (EastSGVHS) - For Homeschoolers [Home Schoolers] in the East San Gabriel Valley. This would include West Covina, Covina, Glendora, San Dimas, Azusa, Baldwin Park, La Puente, Walnut, Rowland Heights, Hacienda Heights, and all surrounding areas. We are an eclectic group and welcome any and all homeschool families regardless of homeschooling style or personal beliefs. Our goal is to continue to grow and act as a support group for homeschoolers in the East San Gabriel Valley.

    To Subscribe, visit East San Gabriel Valley Homeschoolers.

    Edwards AFB Homeschoolers (EAFBHomeschoolers) - Our goal is to encourage an active homeschooling community for all EAFB affiliated families, both military and civilian. We welcome families with all styles of homeschooling/unschooling techniques and from all backgrounds. Most group members are Christian, yet you need not be a Christian to join. Please understand that a member’s views and posts are in light of his/her individual beliefs.

    To Subscribe, visit Edwards AFB Homeschoolers (EAFBHomeschoolers).

    Edwards AFB Homeschoolers Facebook Page - This page is intended to be a resource for homeschool families stationed at Edwards AFB (or on their way to Edwards AFB) ... as well as families (at or on their way to Edwards AFB) who have interest in homeschooling!

    To learn more, visit Edwards AFB Homeschoolers Facebook Page.

    FaCE-LA (Family Centered Education of Los Angeles) Announcement List (FaCE-LA) - An inclusive homeschooling support group offering park days, field trips, book clubs and more. Our e-mail list, which provides information on FaCE-LA activities as well as information about interesting activities, classes and places to visit about town and on the Web is for members only. If you would like information about becoming a FaCE-LA member, please send an e-mail to Family Centered Education of Los Angeles (FaCE-LA) meets in Glendale, serving Los Angeles and surrounding areas.

    To Subscribe, visit FaCE-LA (Family Centered Education of Los Angeles) Announcement List.

    Family Homeschool Adventures - Santa Barbara & surrounding areas (FamilyHomeschoolAdventures) - An inclusive activity group for Lompoc, Buellton, Solvang, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara and surrounding communities. We are an active group with park days, monthly field trips and many other activities.

    To Subscribe, visit Family Homeschool Adventures - Santa Barbara & surrounding areas.

    Free You Free Me - Los Angeles (fyfm) - We are a new support and play group for families living in the Los Angeles Area. Feel free to join us Mondays in a Beverlywood park, or field trips throughout Los Angeles.

    To Subscribe, visit Free You Free Me - Los Angeles.

    Freedom Valley Home Learners - Temecula Valley (freedomvalleyhomelearners) - An all-inclusive (non-faith based) group of homeschooling families in the Temecula Valley area. The purpose of the group is to provide information and support to homeschooling families in the Temecula Valley Area. In addition to the yahoo email group, this group offers regular parkdays throughout the valley and fieldtrips throughout So. Cal. Families often host Tween & Teen activities, offer support & access to coop classes & news from the larger homeschool community. Members of this group are respectful of other families’ education choices, whether they utilize a public charter or private school and whether they follow a traditional, classical, or unschooling educational philosophy. Most of the members of this group reside in Southwest Riverside County (Lake Elsinore, Murrieta, Canyon Lake, Wildomar, Menifee, South Corona, and Temecula and outlying areas).

    To Subscribe, visit Freedom Valley Home Learners - Temecula Valley.

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Free Range Learning
How Homeschooling Changes Everything

by Laura Grace Weldon
Free Range Learning presents eye-opening data about the meaning and importance of natural learning. This data-from neurologists, child development specialists, anthropologists, educators, historians and business innovators-turns many current assumptions about school-based education upside down.
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Deschooling Gently
by Tammy Takahashi
Deschooling Gently will help you whether you are new to homeschooling, or if you are experienced, but are in need of new approaches. Discover the best way to educate your children at home, not through rote process, but by learning how to find the answer within yourself.
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Charlotte Mason’s Original Homeschooling Series
by Charlotte Mason
This series contains the original six volumes of Charlotte Mason's book, a rich resource for educators - both teachers in schools and teachers in home-schools.

A Charlotte Mason Companion
Personal Reflections on the Gentle Art of Learning

by Karen Andreola
This is a beautifully written and thorough introduction to the Charlotte Mason philosophy. What makes Karen Andreola's book so magnificent is that she not only tells you what to do and how to do it, she tells you WHY!!!

Homeschooling For Dummies
by Jennifer Kaufeld
If, like many parents, you’re wondering whether homeschooling can be the solution you’re looking for, then you’ll be happy to know that the answer is yes.
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Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner
by Kathy Kuhl
Whether you already homeschool, are considering it, or just want to help your child after school, Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner helps you teach your child at home. "Anyone who lives or works with a struggling learner will find many a valuable nugget to aid in their work with these children." Barbara D. Ingersoll, Ph.D.

The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Teens
by Debra Bell
Debra Bell has helped numerous homeschooled students, including four of her own, gain college admission and win substantial scholarships to the schools of their choice.

Home Learning Year by Year
How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School

by Rebecca Rupp
A structured plan to ensure that your children will learn what they need to know when they need to know it, from preschool through high school. Based on the traditional pre-K through 12th-grade structure.
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Homeschool Your Child For Free
More than 1,200 Smart, Effective, and Practical Resources for Home Education on the Internet and Beyond

by LauraMaery Goldz
and Joan M. Zielinski
For Families Who Want to Splurge on Education but Scrimp on Spending. This invaluable guide to all the best in free educational material—from reading-readiness activities for preschoolers to science projects for teens—categorizes, reviews, and rates more than 1,200 of the most useful educational resources on the Internet and beyond.
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For The Children’s Sake
Foundations of Education for Home and School

by Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
A book about what education can be--for your child, in your home, and in your school. It is based first on a Christian understanding of what it means to be human--to be a child, a parent, a teacher--and on the Christian meaning of life. At the same time it is deeply practical.

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