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The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home

Is your child getting lost in the system, becoming bored, losing his or her natural eagerness to learn? If so, it may be time to take charge of your child’s education — by doing it yourself. This book will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school — one that will train him or her to read, to think, to understand, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. The Well-Trained Mind outlines the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child’s mind. Thousands of parents and teachers have already used the detailed book lists and methods decribed in The Well-Trained Mind to create a truly superior education for the children in their care. This newly-revised edition contains completely updated ordering information for all curricula and books, new and expanded curricula recommendations, new material on using computers and distance learning resources, answers to common questions about home education, information about educational support groups, and advice on practical matters such as working with your local school board, preparing a high school transcript, and applying to colleges. The Well-Trained Mind will give you the tools you’ll need to teach your child with confidence and success.