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The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780393253627
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - August 9th, 2016

Is your child getting lost in the system, becoming bored, losing his or her natural eagerness to learn? If so, it may be time to take charge of your child’s education—by doing it yourself.


How to Raise a Reader Cover Image
By Pamela Paul, Maria Russo, Dan Yaccarino (Illustrator), Lisk Feng (Illustrator), Vera Brosgol (Illustrator), Monica Garwood (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781523505302
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - September 3rd, 2019

An indispensable guide to welcoming children—from babies to teens—to a lifelong love of reading, written by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo, editors of The New York Times Book Review.
 
Do you remember your first visit to where the wild things are? How about curling up for hours on end to discover the secret of the Sorcerer’s Stone?


How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780307951502
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Published: Crown - July 1st, 2014

Winner of the Falstaff Award for Best Shakespeare Book, How To Teach Your Children Shakespeare is a foolproof, enormously fun method of teaching your children the classic works of William Shakespeare by Tony-Award winning playwright, Ken Ludwig.
 


The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9780062562821
Published: Harper Paperbacks - January 21st, 2020

“Parents and grandparents shouldn’t miss The Enchanted Hour.”
   — James Patterson, international bestselling author


The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life Cover Image
By Julie Bogart, Susan Wise Bauer (Foreword by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143133223
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Published: TarcherPerigee - February 5th, 2019

Publishers Weekly bestseller · A joyful and accessible homeschool guide to making learning a part of everyday life


Viral Parenting: A Guide to Setting Boundaries, Building Trust, and Raising Responsible Kids in an Online World Cover Image
$31.59
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ISBN: 9781538762196
Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 2nd, 2019

Mindy McKnight, YouTube's favorite mom, shares the tools parents need to keep kids safe in their online lives--and shows how to create stronger family relationships as they do.


Bringing Up Bébé meets Last Child in the Woods in this “fascinating exploration of the importance of the outdoors to childhood development” (Kirkus Reviews) from a Swedish-American mother who sets out to discover if the nature-centric parenting philosophy of her native Scandinavia holds the key to healthier, happier lives for her American childr


Catastrophic Happiness: Finding Joy in Childhood's Messy Years Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780316337489
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 2nd, 2017

A comic and heartwarming memoir about childhood's second act from Real Simple journalist Catherine Newman.


Achtung Baby: An American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250160201
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Published: Picador - December 31st, 2018

An Entertaining, Enlightening Look at the Art of Raising Self-Reliant, Independent Children Based on One American Mom’s Experiences in Germany


Start Here: A Parent's Guide to Helping Children and Teens through Mental Health Challenges Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781508257929
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 28th, 2020

From two of the top child and adolescent psychiatrists at The Hospital for Sick Children comes an accessible guide to common mental health struggles, such as anxiety and depression, for any parent wondering how to help their child.

Is my child okay? Is she eating and sleeping enough? Is he hanging out with the right people?


Home Learning Year by Year, Revised and Updated: How to Design a Creative and Comprehensive Homeschool Curriculum Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525576969
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Published: Crown - January 21st, 2020

A comprehensive guide to designing homeschool curriculum, from one of the country’s foremost homeschooling experts—now revised and updated!
 


Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World Cover Image
$21.06
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ISBN: 9780345506542
Published: Ballantine Books - August 25th, 2009

In today’s increasingly interconnected world, how do we prepare our children to succeed and to become happy, informed global citizens? A mother of three, Homa Sabet Tavangar has spent her career helping governments develop globally oriented programs and advising businesses on how to thrive abroad.


The Busy Parent's Guide to Managing Exhaustion in Children and Teens: The Parental Intelligence Way Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781641702430
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Published: Familius - June 9th, 2020

Do you wonder why your child or teen seems drained, overtired, moody, anxious, and depressed? Are you uncertain if and when you should be worried about the amount of sleep they get?

Exhaustion is a symptom of varied problems with a wide range of meanings.


The Busy Parent's Guide to Managing Technology with Children and Teens: The Parental Intelligence Way Cover Image
$11.69
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ISBN: 9781641701938
Published: Familius - June 9th, 2020

How does technology impact kids’ mental health and physical well-being? How do screens affect babies? How can I protect my children from cyberbullying? What are the positive effects of technology?


Are you the busy parent of an anxious child or teen? “Do you wonder why your child or teen seems on edge, unduly nervous, or restless at times—maybe all the time? Are you uncertain if and when you should be worried? Are you so busy that sometimes you dismiss these thoughts but later reconsider them?


Do you have an angry child? “Do you wonder why your child or teen seems on edge, unduly angry, and restless at times—or maybe all the time? Are you uncertain if and when you should be worried? Are you so busy that sometimes you dismiss these thoughts but later reconsider them?


Differently Wired: A Parent’s Guide to Raising an Atypical Child with Confidence and Hope Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781523506316
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - January 21st, 2020

It’s time to say no to trying to fit square-peg kids into round holes, and yes to raising them from a place of acceptance and joy.

A how-to, a manifesto, and a wise and reassuring companion for parents of neuroatypical children, who often feel that they have no place to turn, Differently Wired offers 18 paradigm-shifting ideas—what the author cal


The Dyslexic Advantage: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of the Dyslexic Brain Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780452297920
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Published: Plume - July 31st, 2012

"A must read for parents, educators, and people with dyslexia." -Gordon F. Sherman, Ph.D., Past-President International Dyslexia Association

Revised and updated edition with groundbreaking scientific insights and eighteen new profiles of individuals with dyslexia forthcoming in February 2023: https://bit.ly/DArevised


That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780399535598
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Published: TarcherPerigee - January 5th, 2010

At last, the solution for getting disorganized boys back on track.

Missed assignments. Lack of focus and enthusiasm. Falling grades. For too many boys and their frustrated parents, these are the facts of life. But they don't have to be.


The Creative Family Manifesto: Encouraging Imagination and Nurturing Family Connections Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781611805031
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Published: Roost Books - October 10th, 2017

Bring more fun, unity, and love to your household through creative activities the whole family will enjoy—featuring ideas for imaginative play, arts and crafts, nature explorations, and more
 


Raising a Screen-Smart Kid: Embrace the Good and Avoid the Bad in the Digital Age Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780143132073
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Published: TarcherPerigee - July 23rd, 2019

For parents who didn't grow up with smartphones but can't let go of them now, expert advice on raising kids in our constantly connected world


What's My Child Thinking? Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781465479372
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Published: DK - February 19th, 2019

Make every moment with your child count. Tap into the psychology behind your child's behavior at every stage of development, and respond with confidence.

Find out what your child really means when he says "Look what I did", "But I'm not tired," or "You're embarrassing me," and discover what's really going on when he can't express himself at all.


What's My Teenager Thinking: Practical Child Psychology for Modern Parents Cover Image
By Tanith Carey, Carl Pickhardt (Contributions by)
$16.99
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ISBN: 9781465492326
Published: DK - June 2nd, 2020

As the teenage brain rewires, hormones surge, and independence beckons, a perfect storm for family conflict emerges. Parenting just got tougher. But help is at hand.


Unplugged Play: Toddler: 155 Activities & Games for Ages 1-2 Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781523510184
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - August 18th, 2020

Unplug your toddler with over 150 screen-free games and activities!

“Every parent ought to have this...


Unplugged Play: Preschool: 233 Activities & Games for Ages 3-5 Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781523510191
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - August 18th, 2020

Unplug Your Preschooler with more than 200 screen-free games and activities!

“Just plain fun!...


Unplugged Play: Grade School: 216 Activities & Games for Ages 6-10 Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781523510207
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Published: Workman Publishing Company - August 18th, 2020

Unplug your grade-schooler with 200 screen-free games and activities!

“A terrific prescription for much of what ails children and parents today.”––Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

From Fortune-Teller to Draw Me a Story, Spillin’ the Beans to Monkeyshines, here a


Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982149673
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - March 2nd, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The oldest cultures in the world have mastered the art of raising happy, well-adjusted children. What can we learn from them?

Hunt, Gather, Parent is full of smart ideas that I immediately wanted to force on my own kids.” —Pamela Druckerman, The New York Times Book Review

When Dr.


The Call of the Wild and Free: Reclaiming the Wonder in Your Child's Education, A New Way to Homeschool Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062916518
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Published: HarperOne - September 3rd, 2019

Allow your children to experience the adventure, freedom, and wonder of childhood with this practical guide that provides all the information, inspiration, and advice you need for creating a modern, quality homeschool education.

Inspired by the spirit of Henry David Thoreau—”All good things are wild and free”—mother of five Ainsley Arment founde