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Home Is Where the School Is – The Logic of Homeschooling and the Emotional Labor of Mothering - NYU Press Scholarship Online
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Home Is Where the School Is: The Logic of Homeschooling and the Emotional Labor of Mothering

Jennifer Lois


Mothers who homeschool their children constantly face judgmental questions about their choices, and yet the homeschooling movement continues to grow with an estimated 1.5 million American children now schooled at home. These children are largely taught by stay-at-home mothers who find that they must tightly manage their daily schedules to avoid burnout and maximize their relationships with their children, and that they must sustain a desire to sacrifice their independent selves for many years in order to savor the experience of motherhood. This book is the first comprehensive look into the liv ... More

Keywords: homeschooling, homeschooled children, homeschooling mothers, motherhood, parenting

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780814752517
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814752517.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Lois, author