I have read a lot of book but most are fiction so although they have touched me deeply they don’t really change your view. Well they have enriched my life, added to my vocabulary and motivated me to read more, so I guess in a way they have changed me.
I have read a lot of books about parenting and I guess the stuff on Attachment Parenting and Natural birth have resonated with me the strongest and have changed the way I did things, well maybe not changed but made me feel less mad when I wanted to follow my instincts about how to parent but everything in our modern society pointed another way. Books like those by Dr Sear, Unconditional Parenting By Alfie Kohn ( which I wish Yme would read) How to talk so kids will listen and listen so kids will talk, Elimination Communication, Hypnobirthing, Stand and deliver etc the list could go on and on. I am grateful that there are books that go against the flow and reassure those that want to do things a different way. I know it is not for all and would not try to convince people to want to do things this way if they did not feel it was for them. But it is nice not to feel alone.
I think with regards to home schooling Dumbing us Down and Teach your own had a huge impact on me.