Home School Rules is a look at the world of lockdown through the eyes of a 10-year-old boy. If you ever wondered what we adults look like to kids when we’re stressed, caged and on an emotional rollercoaster, wonder no longer! And be prepared to laugh. Nothing is quite so funny as seeing ourselves in someone else’s mirror.
The brilliant new lockdown book Home School Rules by Michael Honig is released today! Get your free electronic copy here!
About Michael Honig
My name’s Michael Honig. I used to be a doctor, now I write satire. My philosophy is: the best way to fix something is to start by seeing the funny side of it. And let’s face it, there’s barely a thing we humans do that doesn’t have a funny side. (The trick is to make sure it doesn’t have a tragic side.) So if you read my books and laugh, that’s great. If you read them, laugh, and then think, hey, this is so absurd, we should do something about it – even better. But honestly, I’m just happy if you read them.
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There’s something about growing up in a family, the kids seeing two responsible and loving parents who know how to correct (Yes, sometimes with a spanking, when it’s earned. If my parents had known half the stuff I did when they weren’t looking….), going camping together, doing chores, playing board games, and chatting at the movie theatre. Kids running around outside, some working on ranches, digging under rocks for bugs, watching the sunset, talking about the stars. There’s something really good about growing up, safe from the propagandists, safe from political correctness, learning to discover without overthinking. Young people grow up through experience, not by being propagandized. In this day and age, I would never send any child to public education.
If home school is done right, or well, with the creativity and love of parents, those children will learn more in one year than many do over twelve. By the time they’ve completed fifth grade at home, they will understand more than most graduates, and many college students. Basic math with projects, so the use their math, including word problems. Basic science (real science) with home experiments. Books from Louis Lamour and Mark Twaine, along with others in their era, perhaps Charlotte’s Web and those good books from the same time period (i.e. Ribsy and Encyclopedia Brown). Cook together. Go to history and science museums, discussing. Read the founding fathers’ own speeches.