Books I read

Book I Read: The Successful Homeschool Family Handbook by Dr Raymond & Dorothy Moore


Description on Takealot

If you are thinking about homeschooling, or are struggling with a 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.

What says I

I loved this book. It is the book that settled my fragile nerves when fears of screwing up my kids surfaced and haunted me! It reached us in a time where we needed manna from the heavens! Over 10 years ago we started this adventure in homeschooling. And not the adventure kind that makes us all giddy and excited. The kind that gets difficult with times and laborious and exhausting and frustrating and…you catch my drift. I will never pretend that I knew what it entailed. On the contrary, I still feel like I’m fumbling through this swamp of homeschooling. This book was a gift and I thought, ‘Another wonderful book.’ (Cue sarcastic eye roll). I’ve read and reread and reread and the only book I ever advise parents or prospective homeschoolers to read.

Although we couldn’t follow the Moore formula, since we live here at the Southern point of Africa and they live in the US of A, it helped me relax and identify that I am NOT enjoying my kiddos! I was so bogged down with all the do’s and don’ts that people so liberally dish out, that I missed the gift of my kiddos learning and growing into men.

Our homeschool daily is eclectic and classic and relaxed and project based and structured, all in one. But it works for us. Homeschool is not a one size fits all option. It is tailor made and every family has their own fit.

The Moores are veteran homeschoolers with ample experience and knowledge under their belt. They have made it their life’s mission to help other homeschoolers. And I salute them! They encourage and instruct in simple words with ample examples. I loved the fact that they never shied away from any topic. Not the fact that later is better or socialization. Two popular and controversial aspects.

After my humble ten years of trudging this road, I can say with conviction that starting at a more mature age is beneficial to a learner. The kiddos show us when they ready. We should look and learn better. And I’ve come to the conclusion that socialization is for puppy training, not child rearing. Homeschooled kiddos that are healthy functioning individuals with a balance between academics and society in general are  healthy functioning members of society. No clicker training combined with positive reinforcement necessary.

If you are stepping into homeschooling, GET THIS BOOK! Even if you don’t follow everything, there are so much to learn from them. And learn to relax.

What says others

Wendy has a myriad of homeschool material reviewed. Just scroll down for this book. Another review that I liked is this one from Homeschool Reviews.  This book is on quite a few books-to-read-for-homeschooling-families. The review on LDS is extensive! Please read it.

Where to connect with the author

Unfortunately Dr Raymond Moore died 2007 but you can find out more about the Moores, their formula and their curriculum on their website.

Where to buy this book

Takealot and Oikos (In South Africa)

Amazon (for everywhere else)

This seems to be a free e-book


And that is it from me for now

Until next time sweet peeps!



Books I Read