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Extraordinary Parenting: the essential guide to parenting and educating at home by [Eloise Rickman]
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'This book feels like a big hug just when we need it. Eloise's words offer reassurance, calm, and lots of practical suggestions.' -- Simone Davies, author of The Montessori Toddler 'An inspiring, creative and helpful book for parents. It's reminded me that there are simple tweaks we can make to our daily family lives to boost energy and morale.' -- Annie Ridout, author of The Freelance Mum 'This timely book has something to offer all parents - seasoned homeschoolers, those thrust into homeschooling unexpectedly, and those who wish to improve their relationships with children educated at school. Insightful, empowering, and accessible, Extraordinary Parenting is a well-informed practical guide to educating children at home that, crucially, helps parents understand their children's challenging behaviour and how to make it better.' -- Professor Susan Golombok, Director of the University of Cambridge Centre for Family Research and author of and author of We Are Family: what really matters for parents and children --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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Do you want to transform your relationship with your child, engage their curiosity, and make your home the best place for them to learn? --This text refers to the mass_market edition.

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  • ASIN : B087DT1WQ8
  • Publisher : Scribe (14 May 2020)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 362 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 186 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 171 ratings

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CurlyK
5.0 out of 5 stars A gently transformative guide. Sublime!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 August 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars A gently transformative guide. Sublime!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 August 2020
A gently transformative guide for all parents and carers wanting to bring a little more joy, magic and calm to their days. This book is filled with accessible, specific advice, reassuring words and inspiration for all.

I read this during lockdown (and oh boy did I need this book back then!) but it’s one I will read again and again whenever I need reinvigorating, and it will be just as useful and just as relevant.

Even the tone is encouraging - it feels like it’s written by a friend - kind and understanding; free from judgement, never patronising, and without technical jargon.

I’m tempted to call it a hug with words, because that’s what it feels like to read, but it’s more substantial than that. It’s a hug that lingers, and with a warmth that nourishes deeply.

Packed full of ideas and inspiration, Extraordinary Parenting summarises relevant advice and insights from experts and specialists; gives bullet pointed prompts for reflection (opportunity for ‘aha’ moments and honest realisations - I found these really helpful); suggests activities for children of all ages; offers plentiful ideas for establishing meaningful rhythm; and gives support for positive communication.

There’s also an excellent chapter dedicated to self care. Usually self care is an afterthought, or a source of guilt or niggling annoyance, but not here. Eloise looks at self care from different angles and the message finally sunk in.

The first idea I adopted from this book was to light a candle at every mealtime, and it was an instant win. Amazing how such a simple idea can have such a positive impact on our days. I’m now excited to build on our daily and seasonal rhythms, whereas before reading this I was confused and frustrated.

Basically, it’s a lovely book, and pitched perfectly. Practical and substantial, without being overwhelming. Comforting and understanding, without being wishy washy.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Nothing new
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 August 2020
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Ashleigh
5.0 out of 5 stars *has the potential to be life changing*
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 8 June 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars A positive read for all parents
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 June 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful, non-judgmental book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 August 2020
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