These are all books that are sitting in my house and just waiting for me to read them because on any given day I could freak right out about any of these topics.
Freak. Right. Out.
1. Cleaning House. Because I was doing this right and then, all of the sudden, I am totally doing this wrong. I am not sure where it fell apart with the chores. But it did. Fell all the way apart.
2. Finish Lessons. Finland went from mediocre academic results to one of the top performers in the world. Dude. I need to know how they did this. I am in my 11th year of homeschooling. (Also, and this has NOTHING to do with this book but I have also been researching Finland's role in WWII. Really interesting.)
3. Brain Storm. So I have a house full of teenagers. Boys. I need to know how their minds work and learn. I remember being a teenager. Everything was my mom's fault there for a while. The book looks kinda thick. There are probably other chapters, too.
4. 10 Powerful Things to Say to Your Kids. I am hoping I'm already saying a few of them so it will maybe really only be like 6.5 things to say to your kids. Words are important to me. They are important to my kids. I have one very tender hearted (and wild) kid who really imprints words on his soul. Probably should figure that out. Now.
5. Strength Finder 2.0 (I have already thrown away the book jackets for these hard backs. I hate book jackets. Hate the way they feel in my hand, the way they get torn. Hate is a strong word. It makes my my teeth all itchy to keep a book jacket on a book. And then I feel like I have to readjust my shoulders in a waggly kind of way. So basically, I look more normal in a world without book jackets.) This book: looking at my kids' strengths and interests via several personality and ability assessments to unearth possible skills and interests they may have that lay beyond things that involve a video game.
6. Parenting Your Powerful Child...before they wear you down to a nub (italics mine). I am halfway through this one. I'd read it faster if I weren't so worn down. Also purchased specifically for that 3rd, tenderhearted wild child.
7. Creating Innovators. Here is what I do. I get super duper excited about a book. Rush out and get it. Read the first 3 chapters. Tell loads of people about it. And then I put it down somewhere, under something, or in some bag....and I totally forget all enthusiasm for it. I just re-found this book for the 3rd time. It is great. If I can just keep track of it. Also for educating my boys.
This just stressed me out. Maybe I need a book on how to relax. But I would just loose it. And then stress out about that.