From my reviews of parenting books on education, you’ll find that I have a pretty unconventional view when it comes to education. I (perhaps naively) believe it is possible for someone to make it through their school years with their sense of curiosity and love of learning intact. I know this is not a common outcome after years of standard education, but I believe it is a goal worth striving to attain.
For this reason, I’ve researched several different educational philosophies, including Montessori, Waldorf, and Charlotte Mason. My kids attended a Montessori preschool for a few years, before I switched to homeschooling.
I homeschool so that I can fine tune each of my children’s education and incorporate what I love from each of the many styles. I am a fan of child-led learning, giving kids a lot of freedom and choice with regard to the specifics of their education. Also, I think standardized testing can be useful in small doses, but believe the technique is overused and given too much weight in today’s public school system, at least in the US.
Like everyone else, I want my kids to have a high quality education. However, I’m still searching to discover how I would most prefer my children to be “educated.”
Reviews of Parenting Books on Education
Below you will find my recommendations for the best parenting books on education sorted by my preference. Click each title for a more detailed review.
The Best of the Best
Worth Your Time
Only If It’s At the Library
Not My Favorite
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