From The New York Times bestselling author of The Element and Creative Schools comes an essential book for parents to help their children get the education they need to live fulfilling, productive lives


Navigating Your Way to the Best Education

Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D and Lou Aronica



“A useful gathering of solid assessments of young children and the educational systems available to them.”Kirkus Review

“[Robinson] offers an honest view of all the options available, giving adults the tools and insights they need to find schooling that is the best fit for each individual child. For adults who are looking for ways to use schooling to help their children achieve happy, constructive lives.”Library Journal
Parenting is a lifetime assignment. It can be hard work at times and the hours are dreadful, but it’s also one of the most rewarding and gratifying experiences on Earth. Being the custodian of a child’s education is the most important role a parent has outside of providing food and shelter. Making the right choices regarding school and education is daunting and is sometimes filled with misgivings and second-guessing. In New York Times bestselling author Sir Ken Robinson’s new book, YOU, YOUR CHILD, AND SCHOOL: Navigating Your Way to the Best Education (Viking; On-sale: March 13, 2018), co-authored with Lou Aronica, Robinson guides parents with practical and sometimes surprising advice on how to help their children get the education they need and deserve.


Parents everywhere are deeply concerned about the education of their children, especially now, when education has become a minefield of politics and opposing views. Ken Robinson, one of the world’s most influential educators whose TED Talk How Schools Kill Creativity has had over 47 million views and remains the most viewed TED talk of all time, has had countless conversations with parents about the dilemmas they face with regard to finding the best school, teacher and curriculum for their child.


All parents want their children to succeed. As a parent, what should you look for in your children’s education? How can you tell if their school is right for them and what can you do if it isn’t? Will they rise above the new social hurdles or trip over them? In YOU, YOUR CHILD, AND SCHOOL, Robinson offers clear principles and practical advice on how to support your child through the K-12 education system, or outside of it if you choose to homeschool or un-school.


Dispelling many myths and tackling critical schooling options and controversies, YOU, YOUR CHILD, AND SCHOOL will inspire teachers, parents, and policy makers alike to rethink the real nature and purpose of schools and education.





Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation, and human potential. For twelve years, he was professor of education at the University of Warwick in the UK and is now professor emeritus. He advises governments, corporations, education systems, and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations. He is also the author of The Element (which has been translated into twenty-three languages), Finding Your Element, and Creative Schools. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.


Lou Aronica is the author of four novels and coauthor of several works of nonfiction, including the national bestseller The Culture Code (with Clotaire Rapaille) and The Element, Finding Your Element, and Creative Schools, all with Ken Robinson.




YOU, YOUR CHILD, AND SCHOOL: Navigating Your Way to the Best Education

By Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D and Lou Aronica

Viking / On-Sale: March 13, 2018

ISBN: 9780670016723 / Price: $26.00