Barbara Frank is the mother of four homeschooled-from-birth young adults, the president of Cardamom Publishers and the author of several books including "Thriving in the 21st Century," "The Imperfect Homeschooler's Guide to Homeschooling" and "Life Prep for Homeschooled Teenagers."
Her work has appeared in publications including "Focus on the Family" magazine and "The Old Schoolhouse" magazine. She has a journalism degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Find her on the web at www.BarbaraFrankOnline.com and www.thrivinginthe21stcentury.com.
Today's children will reach adulthood in an economy unlike anything the world has ever seen. In "Thriving in the 21st Century," Barbara Frank demonstrates that we must move beyond the common wisdom that emphasized a college diploma and lifelong employment with a large company as the way to success. Instead, we need to set our children on a new path that will help them thrive in the 21st century.
Times are changing. We’re learning that making do is a lost art that we need to revive. When money was tight for our grandparents, they could still enjoy good food and nice clothing and furniture because they knew how to make these things for themselves. In Back to Basics: Raising Self-Sufficient Children, Barbara Frank shares her experiences of teaching practical skills to her four children.
"The Imperfect Homeschooler's Guide to Homeschooling" is packed full of Barbara Frank's advice gleaned from over 20 years of homeschooling her four children, including one who has Down syndrome. Getting through those tough times taught me strategies for making homeschooling easier. I am so glad I never gave up. I want to encourage you, too. That’s why I want to share my strategies with you.