Homeschooling Books and CDs

This is a list of books I’ve read over the past few years that have influenced my thinking about homeschooling.  I’ve linked most of them up to Amazon so you can click over and read their descriptions as well as their reviews.

The Well-Adjusted Child: The Social Benefits of Homeschooling, by Rachel Gathercole

Catholic Education: Homeward Bound , by Kimberley Hahn and Mary Hasson

Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers, by Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Mate M.D.

Miseducation: Preschoolers at Risk, by Dr. David Elkind

The Hurried Child: Growing Up Too Fast Too Soon, by Dr. David Elkind

So You’re Thinking About Homeschooling, by Lisa Whelchel

Homeschooling for the Rest of Us, by Sonya A. Haskins

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, by Susan Wise Bauer

Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling, by John Taylor Gatto

The Minds of Boys: Saving Our Sons From Falling Behind in School and Life, by Michael Gurian, Kathy Stevens

Inside American Education: The Decline, The Deception, The Dogmas, by Thomas Sowell


I’ve enjoyed many lectures and speeches as well.  The three listed here were very influential in making our decision to homeschool:

Freedomship Education Paradigm, by Andrew Pudewa

10 Myths About Socialization, by Steve Moitozo, found on this page, near the bottom

Teaching Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather be Building Forts All Day, by Andrew Pudewa


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s