Launch Party for Deschooling Gently

If you’re reading this, you’re invited!

On Sunday, October 12th, from 2pm-5pm, homeschoolers in the greater Los Angeles region are invited to come celebrate their recognized freedom and the beginning of their school year, at the launch party for the newly published book Deschooling Gently: A Step by Step Guide to Fearless Homeschooling, by Tammy Takahashi.

Diverse homeschoolers with children as young as preschool age, all the way up to high school age, from a varied religious (or not) and cultural backgrounds will join Tammy Takahashi and Hunt Press in a festival of games, food, and camaraderie.

At 3:00-3:30, Tammy Takahashi will speak on the topic of “The Real Cons of Homeschooling: Socialization and Socializing.” This provocative and inspiring talk will change the way you think about how homeschoolers make friends and understand culture.

This event is free. Everyone is welcome.

October 12th
Center for Spiritual Living, 4845 Dunsmore Avenue, La Crescenta, CA 91214

More about Deschooling Gently: Deschooling Gently is a much-needed and refreshingly drama-free view on how to make the transition from School with a capital S, to homeschool, including directions and information on how to get educated on the laws governing homeschooling in your state. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Praise for Deschooling Gently by Diane Flynn Keith, Author of Carschooling, Editor of, Founder of, and Publisher of ClickSchooling:

If you are new to homeschooling, thinking about homeschooling, and especially if you are unhappily homeschooling—read this book. It will save you hours of time, tons of frustration, and a backpack full of money. Deschooling Gently is an intelligent, practical, frank, and fearless guide on how to take the “school” out of homeschooling in order to raise children who are happily educated, life-long learners. Tammy Takahashi gently shows you how to redefine curriculum and other schoolish concerns as a set of goals and tools with limitless possibilities that will help your children be the best they can be. Buy several copies and sprinkle them around the house as constant touchstones to maintain balance, flexibility, fun, heart, and meaningful purpose in your family’s homeschool life. Deschooling Gently is one of the best homeschool books I’ve read and destined to become a classic for homeschoolers in the 21st century!

Deschooling Gently is available through Amazon and other online booksellers, for $19.94. It is also available through special order at any bookstore.

Tammy Takahashi lives and learns with her three children and her supportive husband in sunny Southern California. She is the editor of the California HomeSchooler magazine (, and writes an alternative education blog ( An acknowledged and leading expert on homeschooling and unschooling, she’s also been interviewed on CNN, Fox News and NPR.

She has written many articles for Home Education Magazine, Natural Learning (formerly Life Learning) Magazine, and CHNews. She has presented at the Homeschool Association of California conference for the past four years. She was a workshop presenter at the California Homeschool Network Expo for the last three years, and was the featured speaker in 2007. Tammy Takahashi is available for workshops and speaking engagements.

For more information, please contact Angela Hunt at or 310-890-8617.


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