The Imperfect Homeschooler

Cardamom Publishers

P.O. Box 743

Janesville WI 53547-0743

Stages of Homeschooling

By Barbara Frank

Available Soon


Text Box: ThoughStages of Homeschooling: Beginnings (Book 1)Stages of Homeschooling: Enjoying The Journey (Book 2)Stages of Homeschooling: Letting Go (Book 3)Stages of Homeschooling: Empty Nest (Book 4)


Available in

Kindle format

Which stage of homeschooling are you in? Are you new, somewhat experienced, ready to graduate one of your children or waving good-bye to your youngest? Stages of Homeschooling is a series of four eBooks that offer ideas and information for each stage of the homeschooling journey:

Writer Barbara Frank spent the last 25 years homeschooling her four children to adulthood and writing several books, including Thriving in the 21st Century, The Imperfect Homeschooler’s Guide to Homeschooling and Life Prep for Homeschooled Teenagers. Now she’s combined new material with some of her many articles and blog posts to create four eBooks that will encourage and inform you as you go through the four stages of homeschooling.

  • Beginnings
  • Enjoying the Journey
  • The Empty Nest
  • Stages of Homeschooling: Beginnings (Book 1)

    Are you thinking about homeschooling your child, or have you just recently begun homeschooling?

    Are you looking for practical information from someone who’s lived the homeschooling life?

    Do you need evidence (for yourself or for relatives and friends) of why you shouldn’t send your child to public school?

    Are you looking for homeschool encouragement?

    If you answered “yes” to even one of those questions, then Stages of Homeschooling: Beginnings is for you. Author Barbara Frank wants to encourage and inform those who are just beginning the homeschool journey.


    This book is divided into seven sections:

    ·          “Why Choose Homeschooling?” (Great reasons to homeschool your children)

    ·          “What’s Wrong with Public Schools?” (Why today’s public schools make homeschooling more attractive than ever)

    ·          “Advice for New Homeschoolers” (Homeschool how-to’s and suggestions)

    ·          “Surviving the Early Years” (Teaching your preschoolers)

    ·          “Becoming a Homeschooling Parent” (Taking on your new role)

    ·          “Handling Doubts, Fears and Hurdles” (Because the prospect of homeschooling can be daunting, especially at the beginning)

    ·          “Nobody Told Me” (Barbara shares some unexpected benefits of homeschooling)


    This book will show you that homeschooling is a great choice for your family!

    Stages of Homeschooling: Enjoying The Journey (Book 2)

    Stages of Homeschooling: Enjoying the Journey (Book 2)

    Have you got a few years of homeschooling under your belt, and you’re looking for practical information and encouragement from someone who’s lived the homeschooling life?

    If your answer is “yes,” then this is the book for you.

    Barbara Frank just wrapped up 25 years of homeschooling four children, including one with special needs, and wants to share her experiences with those currently on the homeschool journey.  So she’s combined new material with some of her articles and blog posts into a series of four books called Stages of Homeschooling. Enjoying the Journey is the second book of the series.


    Stages of Homeschooling: Enjoying the Journey is divided into eight sections:

    ·           “Working with Your Children” (Curriculum and its place in your homeschool, specific ideas for working with your children, and tactics for avoiding homeschool burnout)

    ·          “Raising Children You Can Live With 24/7” (An especially important consideration for homeschooling parents)

    ·          “Self-Care for the Homeschooling Parent” (How to keep yourself strong for the important job of homeschooling)

    ·          “Homeschool Challenges and Issues” (Handling difficulties that might crop up for you personally or for the homeschool community at large)

    ·          “Books and Resources I Have Known and Loved (and How to Find Them)”

    ·          “Homeschooling and Holidays” (A look at holidays from the vantage point of a homeschooling parent)

    ·          “For Girls Only” (A few thoughts for those of you raising daughters)

    ·          “Teaching Practical Skills” (Ideas for including this increasingly important topic in your homeschooling plans)


    This book will keep your enthusiasm for homeschooling burning brightly as you enjoy the homeschool journey.

    Stages of Homeschooling: Letting Go (Book 3)Stages of Homeschooling: Empty Nest (Book 4)

    Stages of Homeschooling: Letting Go (Book 3)

    So you took homeschooling one year at a time, and now, all of a sudden, you realize that your children are teens: older, taller (maybe taller than you) and still at home. Good for you! Why send off these awesome young people that you’ve raised and educated when you can keep on teaching them at home?

    Barbara Frank homeschooled her four children from birth to adulthood. Two attended college (one graduated with honors, another will soon graduate with an associate’s degree), her eldest chose not to attend college but has done well without it, and her youngest, who has special needs, now works with her husband. Her experience of homeschooling teens has been wide-ranging, challenging and always interesting; in Stages of Homeschooling: Letting Go, Barbara shares what she’s learned about homeschooling teens with the goal of sending them out into the world on their own.

    One unique feature of this book is that it describes some important subjects high schools don’t teach that our kids need, and that parents should teach them before they leave home for life on their own. Another, more personal aspect of homeschooling through high school Barbara discusses is letting go of our children. Letting go has always been a challenge for parents; those whose children never went to school may find it especially difficult. If you have some angst about letting go of your teens, you’ll find Barbara to be a kindred spirit.

    Stages of Homeschooling: The Empty Nest (Book 4)


    More information coming soon!

    Stages of Homeschooling: Beginnings (Book 1)