ASI Reading List Parents

Welcome to Ambleside Schools International Reading List.
Here you will find resources in books, articles, videos, CD's and DVD's in many different genres and for all age groups.

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Title Author Description
Boundaries With Kids
Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend

When to say Yes, when to say No; to help your children gain control of their lives. Boundaries with Kids by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend, addresses the...

The Shelter of Each Other
Mary Pipher

Even more resonant today than at its original publication twelve years ago, The Shelter of Each Other traces the effects of our society’s “anti-family” way of life, where parents are...

The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and "Tougher Standards"
Alfie Kohn

In this “lively, provocative and well-researched book” (Theodore Sizer), AlTe Kohn builds a powerful argument against the “back to basics” philosophy of teaching and simplistic demands to “raise the bar.”...

Punished by Rewards
Alfie Kohn

The basic strategy we use for raising children, teaching students, and managing workers can be summarized in six words: Do this and you'll get that. We dangle goodies (from candy...

No Contest: The Case Against Competition
Alfie Kohn

No Contest stands as the definitive critique of competition. Contrary to accepted wisdom, competition is not basic to human nature; it poisons our relationships and holds us back from doing...

Greater Expectations: Overcoming the Culture of Indulgence in Our Homes and Schools
William Damon

Greater Expectations is the book that exposed the low standards that children are confronted with in our homes, our schools, and throughout our culture. It exploded many of the misconceptions...

The Story of Charlotte Mason
Essex Cholmondeley
When Children Love to Learn: A Practical Application of Charlotte Mason's Philosophy for Today
Elaine Cooper (Editor, Preface) Maryellen St. Cyr

“Miss Mason believed that children possessed unmeasured powers intellectually, morally, and spiritually. She defined children as persons – persons who are described as fully human with the power to create...

Charlotte Mason's Original Homeschooling Series
Charlotte Mason

This is the complete unabridged and authorized edition of the works of turn-of-the-century British educator Charlotte Mason, with a forward by Dr. John Thorley of The Charlotte Mason College. This...

Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology
Neil Postman

From Kirkus Reviews Postman (Conscientious Objections, 1988, etc.) once more cuts across the grain as an important critic of our national culture, this time arguing that America has become the...