PublishedScribe Publications, May 2020
FormatSoftcover, 272 pages
Do you want to transform your relationship with your child, engage their curiosity, and make your home the best place for them to learn?
In this warm, accessible book, experienced parenting coach Eloise Rickman tells you everything you really need to know about parenting and educating your child at home. Whether you're planning to make a permanent move to homeschooling or you're temporarily balancing it alongside paid work, Extraordinary Parenting shows that you don't need a huge house, endless free time, or a host of expensive resources to unlock your child's potential.
Instead, it will teach you to-
Deepen your connection with your child to create an attachment that promotes learning. Build strong, adaptable family rhythms to provide your child with security and stimulation every day. Create a calm, simplified home environment that will encourage deep play and independence. Discover enjoyable ways of learning together and using traditional teaching materials in a creative way. Take care of your own needs as a parent, in order to become the parent your child needs.
Based on years of hands-on work with parents, this book will reassure you that, whilst extraordinary times call for extraordinary parenting, you can be sure that you are up to the challenge.
'This timely book has something to offer all parents - seasoned homeschoolers, those thrust into homeschooling unexpectedly, and those who wish to improve their relationships with children educated at school. Insightful, empowering, and accessible, Extraordinary Parenting is a well-informed practical guide to educating children at home that, crucially, helps parents understand their children's challenging behaviour and how to make it better.'
-Professor Susan Golombok, Director of the University of Cambridge Centre for Family Research and author of We Are Family- what really matters for parents and children
'An inspiring, creative and helpful book for parents. It's reminded me that there are simple tweaks we can make to our daily family lives to boost energy and morale.'
-Annie Ridout, author of The Freelance Mum
'This book feels like a big hug just when we need it. Eloise's words offer reassurance, calm, and lots of practical suggestions.'
-Simone Davies, author of The Montessori Toddler