‘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.’

Susan Golombok, Professor of Family Research and Director of the Centre for Family Research at the University of Cambridge, and author of We Are Family: what really matters for parents and children

Extraordinary Parenting by Eloise Rickman

Buy the book

You can Extraordinary Parenting in paperback and digital versions using the following links:

UK: Amazon / Waterstones / Foyles / Blackwell’s

US: Amazon / Book Depository (may arrive sooner) / Barnes and Noble / Target

ANZ: Amazon / Book Depository / Booktopia / Women’s Bookshop (NZ)

Canada: Amazon

The book is also available in the following countries (in English): Brazil / France / Germany / India / Italy / Japan / Mexico / Spain / Netherlands

Extraordinary Parenting is available to order worldwide from Book Depository.

Once you’ve read the book, I’d be so grateful if you could leave a review. As a token of my gratitude, everyone who leaves a review can enter this competition to win a coaching session and book voucher.

If you can’t see where you live on this list, it’s worth double checking on your local Amazon site, as it may not have been uploaded at the time of writing. If you can’t find a retailer in your local area, please feel free to contact us.

“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

About the book

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: The essential guide to parenting and educating at home (May 2020) 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, this straightforward and empathic book will teach you to:

  • Deepen your connection with your child to create an attachment that promotes learning and openness.
  • Build strong, adaptable family rhythms to provide your child with security and stimulation every day, every month, and every year.
  • Create a calm, simplified home environment which will encourage deep play and independence – whatever your living situation.
  • Discover enjoyable ways of learning together as a family, identify your child’s interests, and use 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 research and 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.

“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