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What the Rest of Us Can Learn – in Japanese! – and Other News

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The knock on the door was, unmistakably, that of the UPS driver. “You expecting something?” I asked Sailordude.

“Nope; you?”

“Nope.” And he went to see what might lie outside the door.

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What the Rest of Us Can Learn from Homeschooling by Linda Dobson, now in Japanese

It was a delivery I wouldn’t have guessed in a million years, a complete surprise. I ripped open the heavy mailer to find not one, but five copies of What the Rest of Us Can Learn from Homeschooling, one of my books that was published in 2003, in its Japanese manifestation! Years ago, my dear friend Kyoko Aizawa translated The Homeschooling Book of Answers into Japanese to share with parents interested in home education. What a thrill to discover that after all these years there is still enough interest is homeschooling for a publisher to invest in presenting another book to that population.

My only problem now is, how do I know if there are any typos??? (Kyoko, if you’re reading this, I want to send one to you!)

…and Other News

If you’re interested in Linda’s “short-term” homeschool consulting, there is a very limited amount of time left! Whether you’re new to homeschooling, feeling burnt-out, or stuck and looking for a new perspective on your homeschooling journey, this service could be of great value to you. Additionally, we’re still offering 50% off the first consultation, so don’t delay! Simply send an email to expressing your interest in consulting services, and we’ll get back to you pronto.

Have you taken a  moment to enter Parent at the Helm’s April Book Giveaway yet? The month is half over (already!), and you don’t want to miss a chance to own a copy of Laura Brodie’s brand new hardcover book called Love in a Time of Homeschooling. Laura writes a blog with Psychology Today on the topic of short-term homeschooling, and reading her book will give you wonderful insight into her current writing. To win, simply visit and click on the book cover near the top of every page! This will take you to the page where you just leave a comment – how easy is that? In addition, if you’re a blogger, in appreciation of the work you do, you can receive two entries just by sharing news of the giveaway on your blog!

We already have next month’s book giveaway lined up for you, too. I don’t want to spill all the beans just yet, so I’ll just say on top of another of Linda’s books going Japanese, the coming giveaway helps prolong the international flavor of Parent at the Helm. That’s it – now my lips are sealed. [g]

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Linda wrote her first book published by Home Education Press, The Art of Education: Reclaiming Your Family, Community and Self fifteen years ago. If you’ve read this book, we’re asking the favor of hearing from you. If you’ll just send an email to stating you’ve read it, we’d like to share an exciting idea we have with you!

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2 Responses to “What the Rest of Us Can Learn – in Japanese! – and Other News”

  1. Kyoko Aizawa says:

    Dear Linda,

    I am so sorry that I did not know about the book.


    I hope the book sell well here in Japan!



  2. Hello, Kyoko!

    Thank you so much for writing! Unfortunately, I will never learn how many people get to read it (once the publisher gives up the rights I don't hear about it again), but I, too, hope the message is spread widely.

    I hope you and yours are well and happy. These are very busy times for me, but I remain hopeful that things will slow down and I'll be able to be in better touch.



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