A Parent’s Guide To School Choice: Book Review

Disclosure: I received a copy of “A Parent’s Guide to School Choice: All The School Choice Options You DO Have” by Jaimi Erickson in exchange for an honest opinion and review. The following thoughts are my own. *This post contains affiliate links. I may earn a commission when you purchase through my link.

As a homeschooling mother of five children, I’ve spent over seven years deeply immersed in the world of education. Thus, when I had the opportunity to preview Jaimi Erickson’s “A Parent’s Guide to School Choice: All The School Options You DO Have,” I approached it with a mix of curiosity and excitement. Knowing Jaimi has a background in child development and is also a homeschooling mom with her own children, I couldn’t wait to dive into this book. Within the pages of this insightful guidebook, I found myself pleasantly surprised and thoroughly impressed.

The Facts

Jaimi’s book is a treasure trove of valuable information for parents navigating the complex landscape of educational choices. One of the standout features of this book is its reliance on solid statistics and research. Jaimi meticulously cites her sources, enabling readers to verify the information for themselves—an aspect that could greatly appeal to anyone who’s looking for evidence-based statistics in their decision-making.

I am a researcher myself by nature, but quite honestly, I was floored with some of the statistics that I found in this book and quickly began researching myself to verify this information.

The book delves into a wide array of schooling options, many of which I had never even considered, despite my own extensive experience and research in the field. From traditional public schools to charter schools, virtual programs, homeschooling co-ops, and everything in between (which turns out, there are by far more options than even I knew), Jaimi leaves no stone unturned. Her firsthand experience as both a parent and a teacher lends authenticity to her insights, making the book relatable and trustworthy.

What sets “A Parent’s Guide to School Choice: All the Options You DO Have” Apart?

This book offers an empowering message. Jaimi encourages parents to take an active role in their child’s education, providing them with the tools and knowledge needed to make informed decisions. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed by the plethora of options or simply seeking guidance on where to begin, this book serves as an invaluable resource.

Practical tips peppered throughout the chapters offer actionable advice. There are some handy school choice charts in the appendix that simplifies the comparison process, allowing readers to weigh the pros and cons of each option with ease. By the time you reach the end of the book, you’ll feel not only more equipped, but also empowered to make the best educational choices for your child.

My Final Thoughts:

I wholeheartedly recommend “A Parent’s Guide to School Choice: All the School Choice Options You DO Have” to any parent embarking on the journey of selecting the right educational path for their child. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a newcomer to the realm of school choice, Jaimi’s book offers a wealth of knowledge and insights that will undoubtedly prove invaluable. As a seasoned homeschooling mom, this is one book that I wish I had read at the beginning of my journey.

Where to Get the Book:

You can preorder a digital copy of the book now by going *here. The book will be released February 13th, 2024 at which point you can order a soft cover version.


Want to Learn More About This Book?

Tune in live on February 13th at 2pm EST. Join Jaimi @sahmsg_jaimi  and my self @SimplyKerri13 on Instagram live to discuss my experience as a single homeschooling mom of five, plus we’ll be diving into her new book, A Parent’s Guide to School Choice: All the Options You DO Have.


More About The Author:


Jaimi has a background in early childhood education and has taken that knowledge of the learning processes and child psychology to apply it to moms who are trying to survive at home caring for their families. Jaimi runs a success blog, The-Stay-at-Home-Mom Survival Guide, where she shares uplifting encouragement for moms, tons of valuable resources, advice, and more. You can also find Jaimi on Instagram at @sahmsg_jaimi and on Facebook at SAHMSG.

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