When our daughters were born, we began using the Doman programs within days of bringing them home from the hospital. It has paid off immensely. Not only did we use, teach to read, we used all of the programs. Yes it can be costly, but is your child's future not worth it? Both of our daughters have been home schooled since kindergarten, our 13 year old tests at the level of a fourth year college student and our 11 year old daughter tests at high school grad levels in all subjects except math. She is studying calculus this year and she is in 6th grade! Both girls will begin taking some college courses this summer and a credit this fall. I am sure that a large part of their intelligence is due to Doman's programs.
I have talked with some of the people that do nothing but put down Doman's programs, all I can say after talking to them is that if their children are twice as intelligent as they are then maybe if they marry well, they might do better than that 3 room trailer down yonder next to that ther creek, Redneck City, USA. Of course, if you are a chain smoking, white trash, grade school graduate idiot with a IQ lower than your shoe size, how could we even expect you to make it through the first book, and lets forget about you trying to teach your children anything except how to open a beer with your cigarette lighter. You will only get out of the programs what you put in them. If your child would "rather stare at the wall then learn how to read" well you better save your money, you will need it for bail and cigarettes at the commissary when junior joins the ranks of the rest of your relations. But if you want the best for your children, then buy all the programs and put them to use!!