I'm asked quite frequently if I will be homeschooling through high school and my reply is usually the same, "I'm just not sure, we're not there yet". What I actually always wanted to say is "Quite frankly, I'm a little scared". I was recently blessed to be able to review The Conversation, by Leigh A. Bortins from Classical Conversations. This review opened my eyes to a lot of different things. It provided me with a lot more to consider when deciding to homeschool through high school.
What is The Conversation?
The book is broke down into three easy to read and understand parts. Part one is two chapters and focuses on high school at home. Part two is chapters three through twelve and the focus is on the rhetorical arts. Part two also includes the epilogue. Part three is the appendices and the index.
The appendices are amazing as well. In appendix one Ms. Bortins shares some very fun conversation games. We haven't played any of the games at this point but I am looking forward to playing them with my family.
This is a wonderful book and I think every homeschooling parent should put it on their must read list. Leigh A. Bortins is a long-time advocate for home-centered education and she speaks to all parents who worry about giving their children the best possible education. When I first started reading The Conversation, I knew immediately that I was going to have a hard time putting it down. It grabbed my attention from the beginning and held it through the end. I have three daughters that before I know it will be starting high school, so reading this book now felt like a huge blessing to me. I put down this book feeling very confident about educating my daughters through high school. I didn't just gain knowledge through her writing, but encouragement as well. It is without a doubt a book that I will keep and pull out again in the future.
How much does The Conversation cost?
The Conversation is usually $16.00 but right now
you can purchase it at the sale price of $12.00
Also, right now you can get Chapter 2 as a free sample.
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