Parents facing school uncertainty due to COVID-19 will find hope and guidance in a new book: Crisis Homeschool Handbook.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – August 27, 2020 – Author Erin Huffstutter announced the release of her new book, Crisis Homeschool Handbook (Crisis Homeschool Handbook), written for parents who believe COVID-19 has left them no choice but to homeschool for the 2020-2021 school year.
The book, written by a homeschool mom with a decade of experience, offers practical advice, real-world action steps, and curated lists of online resources helpful to even the most frazzled parents.
“Crisis Homeschool Handbook is not your typical homeschool book,” said Huffstutter. “It’s a survival guide for navigating education in the time of coronavirus. The lessons I’ve learned can be of great service to struggling families in the COVID era.”
Crisis Homeschool Handbook is written in a conversational tone, like sitting down for coffee with a friend. It is also short, clocking in at just over one hundred pages. All of this is by design.
“I kept it concise because, frankly, parents don’t have time to waste,” said Huffstutter. “The school year is upon us and for some families Zoom learning, masked classrooms, and socially-distanced school yards just aren’t going to fly.”
Readers get pragmatic advice, such as how to:
- Find state-by-state laws and homeschooling regulations
- Achieve clarity on what their kids actually need to thrive at each stage
- Select a home-education style that suits their kids and family flow
- Set up a pandemic pod
- Avoid homeschool burnout
The practicality of Crisis Homeschool Handbook is balanced with vignettes from Huffstutter’s own life, like the story of her early reluctance to homeschool.
“I can relate to crisis homeschoolers because I came to home-education kicking and screaming,” said Huffstutter. “It was not my first choice – and in the book I tried to be upfront about my own struggles finding my homeschool equilibrium. Hopefully my story gives parents some comfort; they are not alone.”
Crisis Homeschool Handbook: Practical Home Education Through COVID and Beyond is available now for $8.99 on Amazon Kindle.
About Erin Huffstutter
Author Erin Huffstutter holds a B.A. in Psychology from University of California, Santa Barbara and was the first-ever student to enroll in the Copywriting Program at Art Center, College of Design in Pasadena. In addition to Crisis Homeschool Handbook, Huffstutter has written everything from McDonald’s jingles to children’s books. Huffstutter is the Founder/Organizer of the OC Homeschool Meetup Group (OC Homeschool Group). She is also the Co-Founder of ‘I Heart Costa Mesa’.
(I Heart Costa Mesa), a platform of positivity in her city where she writes and podcasts under the pseudonym “The Mesa Maven.”