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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Barbara Frank  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: Jacksonville, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Barbara was born in Jacksonville.

Biographical and Professional Information

Barbara Frank is the mother of four home-schoole dchildren and a freelance writer and editor.

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Titles At Your Library

The Imperfect Homeschooler's Guide to Homeschooling: A 20-Year Homeschool Veteran Reveals How to Teach Your Kids, Run Your Home and Overcome the Inevitable Challenges of the Homeschooling Life
ISBN: 097421812X

Cardamom Publishers. 2008

The Imperfect Homeschooler's Guide to Homeschooling is packed full of Barbara Frank's advice gleaned from nearly 30 years of homeschooling her four children, including one who has Down syndrome.

Readers will learn how to:
  • Get past the "public school" way of thinking by customizing lessons for each child.
  • Boost their self-confidence by learning how to measure what their children have learned.
  • Reduce their stress level with "115 Organizing Tips for Homeschoolers."
  • Free themselves of attitudes and habits that make homeschooling harder than it has to be.
The Imperfect Homeschooler's Guide to Homeschooling will encourage current and prospective homeschooling parents alike.

Life Prep for Homeschooled Teenagers: A Parent-Friendly Curriculum for Teaching Teens to Handle Money, Live Moral Lives and Get Ready for Adulthood, 2nd Edition
ISBN: 0974218138

Cardamom Publishers. 2008

"Life Prep for Homeschooled Teenagers" is a parent-friendly curriculum for teaching your teens how to live as morally and financially responsible adults. The book includes instructions for customizing the curriculum for all teens, whether they're work-bound or college-bound. Step-by-step projects (requiring minimal preparation by parents) teach your teens about credit cards, auto and health insurance, taxes, and many other subjects they'll face once they're on their own, and will get them ready for a life of managing their money with a goal of financial freedom. Reading and writing assignments review the principles your teens need to get along with family, friends and coworkers, and to live their values in their personal and work lives. This book is a compilation of all the practical things you wish you'd been taught in high school. Now you can make sure your teens are ready for life "out of the nest."



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