(#3 and #4 are for everyone—whether you’re 17, 29, 46, whatever—and all of these books are worthwhile reads for parents, regardless of how they educate their children. Of course, I read #1—aimed squarely at homeschooling parents—when I was twenty-something, childless, and had no intention of homeschooling my kids. Ever. And look where it got me!)
From the post at Simple Homeschool:
For weary homeschooling parents, summer is a great time to rest, re-group, and remember why you chose to homeschool in the first place. I don’t know about you, but nothing kindles my enthusiasm for a subject more effectively than a good book.
Come July, my enthusiasm for homeschooling needs some kindling.
That’s why, every summer, I like to stock my bookshelves (and my beach bag) with books that remind we why we chose this homeschooling path, inspire me to do better, and encourage me for the upcoming school year.
I’ve found these 5 books extremely helpful at times when I needed to be reminded why we do what we do….
P.S. While we’re talking good books, Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way by Shauna Niequist is $.99 right now for Kindle. Highly recommended. Get on that!