The whole world is homeschooling!
Right now, at this moment, millions of parents have an invaluable one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience a version of homeschooling. The problem is that because many people have been forced into it, many parents are lacking vision, and truly struggling to know what to do, what their child should be learning and so forth. Here is a compilation of some of my favorite books ON education and specifically, home education. You may or may not know that there are different ways to homeschool! It can be a bit overwhelming for the newbie parent. Hopefully this list of books will be a good resource for you!
If you are a seasoned homeschool parent and needing a little inspiration, any of these would be great to dive into.
Educating the WholeHearted Child
Link to Purchase: https://amzn.to/2JiMjt3
When You Rise Up
by R.C. Sproul
Link to Purchase: https://amzn.to/2UlIXvP
This was the book that, along with a friend’s example, convinced me to homeschool. Get ready for some biblical challenge in your role as the teacher in your child’s life.
Teach Them Diligently
by Lou Priolo
Link to Purchase: https://amzn.to/2UEp8yH
This is one of my favorite parenting books altogether, but it is such a blessing to read it through the eyes of being a homeschool mom. A must read.
Two trees of knowledge
by Diane Dekker
Link to Purchase: https://amzn.to/2WObxHI
This book is an investment but it also comes with a 10-week Bible Study.
Ten Ways to destroy the imagination of your child
by Anthony Esolen
Link to purchase: https://amzn.to/33ULJLB
This is one of the most creatively written books to explain the importance of imagination, what is being missed and lost in the traditional public education system, and how NOT to recreate the same problem in your homeschooling. This book is a must read.
The Case for Classical Christian Education
by Douglas Wilson
Link to purchase: https://amzn.to/2JkFM0W
There are many different “forms” or “ways” of homeschooling. This book is a strong argument for the classical model of education.
the well-trained mind
by Jessie Wise & Susan Wise Bauer
Link to purchase: https://amzn.to/3byfPY1
A guide to a classical education at home.
A Thomas Jefferson Education
by Oliver DeMille
Link to purchase: https://amzn.to/3aoX5tA
A new educational vision for teachers of the next generation. Without Leadership education, are we settling for an inadequate system that delivers mediocrity?
I hope this list of books blesses you all as much as it has blessed our family and legacy these past 20 years. There are amazon links in this post to help support the ministry of Courageous Mom and Courageous Parenting.