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John Rosemond is fantastic, isnt he? My kids are older now (the youngest is 17), but I picked this up for two reasons. One, Im a homeschool Mom and that correctly implies that I am very involved in my childs education- and two, it aint over til its over. Anything that I can do to add some oomph to my youngest babys follow-through factor is par for the course.Id like to mention a few things that bookended the book quite well. Early on, Mr. Rosemond offers a detailed list of seven values kids learn through the process of homework. Responsibility, Autonomy, Perseverance, Time-Management, Initiative, Self-Reliance, and Resourcefulness (with the added benefit of the development of a sense of self-worth.) Excellent! I copied them in their entirety and forwarded them to my husband and daughter so that we might all be reminded of the goals we have beyond the grades. Character development is my primary reason for homeschooling, so I found this to be a fantastic outline. Also, the book ends with some words that stretch beyond the world of schooling- once more it becomes more about life education via the family. It entails a calling forth to the crucial roles we play in our kids lives. Everything between these two is gold as well, with a few discrepancies between his counsel and my own. Im sending this to my sister with younger kids. Top notch!