The Old Schoolhouse® Product & Curriculum Reviews

With so many products available we often need a little help in making our curriculum choices. The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine family understands because we are in the same boat! Do you need more information on a product before you buy? With over 5,500 products listed in 52 easy-to-use categories, much of the information you need to know is only a click away! Let our reviewer-families help yours.
Do you want to get the word out about your product or service to the homeschool community? Email Tess Hamre and share a little about what you´d like showcased, and we can help with that!

Homeschooling Only One Review by Cari Young

Donna Conner
2256 College Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76110

Are you homeschooling only one child and wondering why it isn't ten times easier to homeschool one child than it is ten children? Homeschooling Only One will validate your experience that it is not necessarily easier to homeschool one child. There are treasures and stressors, as Mrs. Conner calls them, unique to the relationship between a parent and the only child. Even if you have more than one child, this book is designed for you if you are homeschooling only one, especially if you are new to homeschooling.

Fifty-three pages long with a 23-page appendix, this book covers homeschooling approaches, scheduling support groups, and curriculum choices. The author focuses on her own experiences, both what worked and what didn't, in a straightforward, across-the-kitchen-table style. She addresses the socialization issues that can be a particular concern to those schooling only one child. The appendix includes websites, books, curriculum, and the Conner family's educational philosophy.

If you are homeschooling only one and wondering why you feel frazzled, this book will be an encouragement to you. At the website,, you'll find a message board and additional resources. I hope that if Mrs. Conner chooses to expand this book for a future edition, she will include the experiences of additional families who have succeeded at homeschooling only one.

Product review by Cari Young, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, May 2008