First of all, I do not come from a young earth/creationist viewpoint. In the interest of understanding that viewpoint though, I have selected a few texts to read, this being one of them. The author, Ruth Beechick, I was already familiar with, having read some of her homeschooling education/books. She is an engaging author who is able to encourage deep thought without unnecessarily complex or confusing writing. Her focus is clearly on encouraging in the reader introspection rather than the focus being on her own writing complexity or skill. Even younger readers can enjoy this book and pick up a lot from it, sparking questions and discussion.
Beechick starts off freely admitting that this is how it could have happened, and then proceeds with an engaging tale of biblical times. Even if you are not a creationist, you can enjoy the story and familiar characters. If you are new to the creationist idea, you can gain an understanding of the viewpoint, written in an intelligent and engaging way. The brief bibliography in the back is also a nice jumping point for learning more.
This book is thin (not overwhelming), well written and engaging.
This book is quite interesting, and very applicable to reasoning behind attachment parenting. I found the author's observations regarding the tribe fascinating, as I did her speculation about the underlying continuum concept. However, I found her speculating that homosexuality, drug addictions, etc., are caused by not being held as a baby offensive. Putting it in perspective though, this is an older book that was extremely ahead of its time in terms of attachment parenting. At the time it was written though, many things regarding the nature of the brain were not as well known, and many things we now consider either inborn or genetic were then considered diseases or attributable to "poor parenting." Excepting those parts of the book, I found her general ideas plausible and a refreshing change from more conventional ideas regarding child rearing.
A truly enjoyable and believable story about a group of friends over the years. What I particularly enjoyed was that the story was well written and realistically portrayed, with drama but not melodrama.
Well researched and written book about negative impact to children of parents (specifically mother mainly addressed) working full time outside of the home. The writer writes from the perspective that a mother should be present in the home until approximately age 3 at least and presents research and opinions to support her belief.
Good resource in an easy, engaging question/answer format but strongly biased towards unschooling and less structured methods of homeschooling, at times becoming a bit critical or harsh of other more critical styles. That said, it is a solid resource, even including a wonderful chapter with writing by current and past homeschooled children.
Good practical ideas on decluttering, addressing the psychological as well as the practical considerations. At the end is a chapter including hints on maintenance after you have everything in shape. The best part of the book though was the examples, I thought. They were inspiring.