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Homeschooling and Working While Shaping Amazing Learners is a nuts to bolts guide for working parents who want to groom exceptional learners through the flexibility of homeschooling. Learn to juggle working and homeschooling your kids while maintaining your sanity. Also, use aspects of homeschooling for after schooling when traditional school isn’t working. Single parents ...more
Kindle Edition, 402 pages
Published August 7th 2019 by Amazon Digital Services (first published June 20th 2019)
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Alicia Bayer
Jun 12, 2020 rated it liked it
This book will be helpful for a very specific type of homeschooling parent. The title gives a good glimpse of the goal -- create very accomplished children who will go on to great academic success at college or if they return to traditional school. It's a very thorough book but almost discouraging in all the problems it sets you up to consider, and rather dry. It is very much for school-at-home type of parents as opposed to those who do unschooling, child-led learning or other types of home educ ...more
Natalie
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received an advance reader copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review via netgalley and the publishers.

This book is absolutely fantastic! A wealth of information is inside this book to help you understand what is involved if you homeschool your children whilst you work and gives advise and information on how you can do this, what your rights are, what you need to consider etc. Even if you decide homeschooling is not for you there is still so much fantastic information and advis
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Lynda Dickson
May 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in education
Shelves: nonfiction
This book is a “guide for working parents who want to groom exceptional learners through the flexibility of homeschooling.” In fact, it’s the book the author wishes she had when she began her homeschooling journey. The book is organized into four sections: preparing for homeschooling (things to consider before you begin), the day-to-day operation of your home school, accelerating your child’s learning, and maintaining your sanity throughout the process. The author covers practical and emotional ...more
Alexandra
Not specific on elementary or high school - looks at going through all of school if choosing to go that way in teaching. Help for parents and single parents to set up a structure for you and your kid(s). Good things to think over.
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Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Homeschooling and Working While Shaping Amazing Learners is an insightful book for anyone who is homeschooling or plans to  start homeschooling. A book full of useful tips and tricks to help make homeschooling a success for even the busiest of parents. I enjoyed reading Homeschooling and Working While Shaping Amazing Learners by LM Preston and recommend it to anyone who has thought about or plans to home school. *I received a complimentary copy from RABT Book Tours and the author in exchange for ...more
Erika RS
Aug 30, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle, parenting, owned
This is the worst kind of blog-to-book conversion. As a series of blog posts the content is quite good. It covers a broad area and contains a good mix of personal experience and sourced information.

However, it also appears to be one of those blog-to-book conversions that just takes the best of a blog and plops it into a book with only some light editing. The topics are not well organized. The content is shallow and repetitive. This is not a problem on a blog. On a blog repetition is valuable be
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Jennifer Darci
Oct 17, 2020 rated it did not like it
Aggravated enough to be bothered to write a review for once. Makes me angry someone is getting paid real dollars by someone who maybe doesn't have it to spare and for what? This is junk. Its like incomplete thoughts, outlines, collections of links, and ridiculous suggestions. Just do a google search for help on homeschooling and specify your state and you'd get better information. There was absolutely NOTHING to get your child from an average student to an exceptional learner.
Chaitali Narla
Apr 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lots of great tips and different perspectives

I picked this up when we were forced to stay homeschooling our 5 yo due to COVID-19 but this changed my perspective on the subject a lot! I got some great tips to immediately user and lots of info to think about the subject overall.
Suzanne Hare
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a how-to book on homeschool while working or being a single parent. It is designed to develop techniques that bring average learners forward into exception learners. The key is flexibility and making the most of the time and resources you have to accelerate the learning process from K through college.

This book provides a great deal of valuable and useful information. As a mother who worked full time and home schooled both my children, one through middle school and the other through high
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Sharise Caldwell
I absolutely loved this book💖 We have been on our homeschooling journey for 5 years and I have struggled along the way. This book tells you so much about homeschooling and working! There is so many questions and "mystery" surrou song homeschooling families. LM Preston does a phenomenal job explaining what homeschooling is, some options availalbe, how to get started, and she also provides resources and strategies 🤗
The book is broken into helpful sections and bite sized pieces so you can read it e
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Siera London
Aug 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! Homeschooling and Working While Raising Amazing Learners is so well thought out and organized that I can see why LM's children are so accomplished. The chapters in this book are insightful, informative, and truly provide a realistic roadmap or current and future homeschooling parents to follow. The author shares many stores from personal experience. The more I read the book the more I could appreciate how well LM chronicled her own successes and failures with designing a homeschool program ...more
Carly
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What I enjoy most about Homeschooling and Working is the creativity and detail! I’ve been considering homeschooling as an option for my boys, but felt like it was a really daunting endeavor. In her book, LM does an excellent job of outlining the pros and cons in an array of topics related to educating your children. She also breaks everything down into manageable component parts and then really dials up the creativity.

Homeschooling and Working reads like a big hug and a kick in the pants at the
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Jamillah Muhammad
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was amazing! It has every detail that is needed to begin homeschooling, loaded with resources and other pertinent information to be a successful homeschooling parent while working. This book touches on every possible scenario one can face while taking on such an important task. Kudos on this book!!!
Jessica Straker
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing! It answers all the questions that you could have in an easy to understand format and the suggestions are completely doable. I would recommend this book to any homeschoolers, not just the working ones. It will give you the confidence to tackle this for your children.
Pat Eroh
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an absolute must-read if you want to homeschool your children and still work. Such great information that will get you to that place you need to be. This is an awesome book!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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LM. Preston was born and raised in Washington, DC. An avid reader, she loved to create poetry and short-stories as a young girl. With a thirst for knowledge she attended college at Bowie State University, and worked in the IT field as a Techie and Educator for over sixteen years. She started writing science fiction under the encouragement of her husband who was a Sci-Fi buff and her four kids. Her ...more

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