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Summary

The Peaceful Home approach to parenting during a pandemic.

We are living through an unprecedented and stressful time, and many parents around the world have been asked to care for and educate their children at home. This presents unique challenges, especially for parents trying to work and oversee their children during long days at home.

Extraordinary Parenting offers authoritative, calm, credible advice that is easy to digest and put into practice straight away, as parents learn to navigate unthinkable circumstances. Central to this quick, informative book is a guide to building strong, flexible family rhythms.

Written by a homeschooling expert with the current Covid-19 crisis in mind, Extraordinary Parenting will have lasting appeal for any family dealing with a sudden change in circumstances - or even just those families who want to rethink the way their household and parenting is structured. What emerges, through Rickman's Montessori - and Waldorf - influenced approach, is a peaceful parenting style that fosters a slow childhood and a holistic family way of being in the world.

©2020 Eloise Rickman (P)2020 Tantor

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The most important book I've ever read.

Second listen January 2022
'Extraordinary Parenting' is such a treasure trove of brilliant, down-to-earth and extremely practical advice on not only homeschooling but parenting in general. After listening to the book for the first time, I made lots of changes to our home and our daily rhythm, used lots of the activity ideas from Eloise, and - most importantly - finally stopped feeling guilty about needing and making time for myself and my interests. After now listening for the second time, I am inspired to make even further changes in our home and dive into slightly bigger learning projects.
I feel so grateful I found this book. I dare say that any parent of children of any age will find this extremely helpful. (The book also talks a lot about teenagers and how to best support them and continue building strong relationship with them whether they are homeschooled or not.)

First listen October 2021
Inspiring, extremely practical, and down-to-earth, this is the most important book I have ever read. Eloise Rickman completely changed how I parent and how I understand and approach the daily challenges, big and small, that come with raising a child. This book has also helped me figure out how to take the best care of myself, however impossible time-wise it seems most days. Finally, and most importantly, 'Extraordinary Parenting' inspired me to rethink what it means to be a good mum, how I can be the best mum to my amazing son, and what kind of childhood I want him to enjoy.
I'd recommend this book to every single parent, regardless of the age of their children. 'Extraordinary Parenting' offers incredibly helpful, practical, and down-to-earth advice on parenting kids of all ages, from babies to teens. I wish I'd read this book when I was pregnant, but, as Eloise says in the book, it's never too late - the best time to start is now.

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Very helpful -mama of a 2 year old toddler

Very helpful -mama of a 2 year old toddler.
I finished the audiobook in 1 week and have little free time. Many practical ideas.