The Philadelphia region is rich with homeschooling families and resources. Homeschooling your children can be a complicated and confusing decision. Below you'll find a helpful list of resources:
Homeschoolers' Guide to the Galaxy
Where to begin? This informative, witty, and often brilliant pamphlet by our Founder, Katie O’Connor that dispels many myths and rumors and lays down a lot of helpful tips and fact about homeschooling.
An excellent resource for veteran homeschooling families as well as those just getting started. Read it online in our new, updated, web-friendly version.
The Unschooling Life Podcast
What is unschooling? How does unschooling work? How can I be an unschooling parent – or a better unschooling parent? This podcast is for people who want to be peaceful and respectful parents. It is for people who think learning is a natural byproduct of being alive and being human. It is for people who want to play in the real world, and have more fun.
Podcast is hosted by Amy Childs, Talking Stick Learning Center Board Member
Listen on Amy's website
Listen on iTunes
This list was curated by our founder and co-director, Katie O'Connor. It is a fantastic collection for every homeschooling family.
Emotional and Social Intelligence
Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
William L. Ury, Roger Fisher, Bruce M. Patton
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
Marshall B. Rosenberg and Arun Gandhi
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life
How People Learn
Peter Bergson and Susan Shilcock
The Other Basics
Hans G. Furth and Harry Wachs
Thinking Goes to School: Piaget's Theory in Practice
The Unprocessed Child: Living Without School
The Unschooling Unmanual
Lori McWilliam Pickert
Project-Based Homeschooling: Mentoring Self-Directed Learners
Family Matters: Why Homeschooling Makes Sense
(Note: Each book titled is linked to Amazon with an "affiliate link", which means that you pay the same price but Talking Stick receives a portion of the purchase price directly from Amazon. So, you can help us while helping yourself!)