Books I Recommend
Not all of these books are homeschooling resources. These are books that I turn to time and again for advice and encouragement. Additionally, not all of these resources are Christian. The secular resources are marked with an ***. Although they are not from a Biblical worldview, they have been incredibly helpful to me. I am quite a reader, so check back from time to time to see if I’ve added new resources.
The Explosive Child by Ross Greene***
This book was extremely helpful for me in understanding the workings of the mind of my challenging kid. While I don’t agree 100% with all of Dr. Greene’s book, there are many helpful techniques for preventing explosions and teaching kids coping skills. If your child is easily frustrated, inflexible, prone to tantrums, kicking, hitting and other physical manifestations of anger, you may find some help in the pages of this book. If your challenging child doesn’t give a whit for any of your punishments and is determined to have their own way regardless of the consequences, Dr. Greene may be able to help you move from an adversarial relationship with your child to one where you are both on the same team.
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
I typically read this book about once a year. It is so encouraging to me and has so many fascinating applications to my life.
There is no parenting, marriage, or homeschool book that can be a cure-all for your woes. Every family is different and every child needs a different approach. Read all books with the mindset of taking the helpful parts and discarding what is impractical for your family.