Extraordinary Parenting

Extraordinary Parenting : the essential guide to parenting and educating at home

4.29 (176 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Expected delivery to the United States in 6-9 business days.

Not ordering to the United States? Click here.


Do you want to transform your relationship with your child, engage their curiosity, and make your home the best place for them to learn?

In this warm, accessible book, experienced parenting coach Eloise Rickman tells you everything you really need to know about parenting and educating your child at home. Whether you're planning to make a permanent move to homeschooling or you're temporarily balancing it alongside paid work, Extraordinary Parenting shows that you don't need a huge house, endless free time, or a host of expensive resources to unlock your child's potential.

Instead, it will teach you to:

Deepen your connection with your child to create an attachment that promotes learning.
Build strong, adaptable family rhythms to provide your child with security and stimulation every day.
Create a calm, simplified home environment that will encourage deep play and independence.
Discover enjoyable ways of learning together and using traditional teaching materials in a creative way.
Take care of your own needs as a parent, in order to become the parent your child needs.

Based on years of hands-on work with parents, this book will reassure you that, whilst extraordinary times call for extraordinary parenting, you can be sure that you are up to the challenge.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 244g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1913348547
  • 9781913348540
  • 99,349

Review quote

'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 '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 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 'In easy-to-read, accessible language, Eloise holds our hands through parenting and home-educating with intention and connection in these extraordinary times. Her advice is practical and evidence-based. I love that the overall tone of the book doesn't feel preachy but empowering ... Eloise shows us how by simply observing our children at play we can deepen their learning of the world. Eloise maintains that you do not need a spacious home, your undivided attention, expensive toys and resources to educate your child.' * Oh Creative Day * 'Eloise's book contains such valuable insights into parenting for change. Eloise sees parenting as a radical act and her book certainly inspired confident, calm and compassionate parenting which is truly beautiful.' * The Way We Waldorf *
show more

About Eloise Rickman

Eloise Rickman is a parent educator who works with clients around the world through online courses and coaching, and through her Instagram account @mightymother_. Her work focuses on evidence-based parenting, home education, and helping families find more rhythm and ease in their daily lives. She is a trained doula, and previously studied social anthropology at Cambridge University, where she first became interested in how childhood and family practices shape society. She lives in south London with her husband, Sam, and young daughter Frida, who has been home educated from birth.
show more

Rating details

176 ratings
4.29 out of 5 stars
5 52% (91)
4 32% (56)
3 11% (19)
2 5% (9)
1 1% (1)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X