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The Brave Learner

Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life
Narrated by: Julie Bogart
Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
5 out of 5 stars (6 ratings)
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Summary

A joyful and accessible approach to homeschooling that harnesses children’s natural curiosity and makes learning a part of everyday life, whether they’re in elementary or high school

Parents who are deeply invested in their children's education can be hard on themselves and their kids. When exhausted parents are living the day-to-day grind, it can seem impossible to muster enough energy to make learning fun or interesting. How do parents nurture a love of learning amid childhood chaos, parental self-doubt, the flu, and state academic standards? 

In this book, Julie Bogart distills decades of experience - homeschooling her five now grown children, developing curricula, and training homeschooling families around the world - to teach parents how to make education an exciting, even enchanting, experience for their kids, whether they're in elementary or high school. 

Enchantment is about ease, not striving. Bogart tells parents how to make room for surprise, mystery, risk, and adventure in their family's routine, so they can create an environment that naturally moves learning forward. If a child wants to pick up a new hobby or explore a subject area that the parent knows little about, it's easy to simply say "no" to end the discussion and the parental discomfort, while dousing their child's curious spark. Bogart gently invites parents to model brave learning for their kids so they, too, can approach life with curiosity, joy, and the courage to take learning risks.

©2019 Julie Bogart (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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  • JH
  • 19-02-19

Listened on Audible. Then bought the hard copy, which I read while listening again.

Awesome book, very pragmatic and reassuring to home educators who want to encourage the natural learning process while also actively introducing new concepts to their home educated. I love the focus on partnership and joy. And the reminders to not focus on comparisons that may induce anxiety and fear. Highly recommend this book.

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An absolute must have!

This is such a wonderful, encouraging, practical book that deserves a place in everyone's home. Julie writes so beautifully about how we can make education enchanting and create magical learning environments for our children. And best of all - none of these ideas require a huge investment of time, money, or energy!

This book stands out for being filled with practical ideas on how to apply what she writes about, and also how to connect with our kids and put relationships first. It is a parenting book as much as a book on education.

I would recommend it to every parent, teacher, grandparent, and home educator. It will be a book that you come back to again and again. Reading it is like having a cup of tea with a wise and encouraging friend.

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  • Alma Moore
  • 11-02-19

Uplifting

Julie Bogart is the most uplifting author. She makes you feel as though you have all the support in the world. Definite must listen!

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  • annie
  • 11-02-19

A must for homeschooling parents!

Let Julie guide you through seeing what’s so special about being at home with your children, and how to foster snuggly warm moments becoming the norm during your home educating years. She’s practical and enchanting, and listening to this book feels like you’re having tea with a big sister who’s been through it all and has come out shining on the other side. This is a very special book!

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  • Shawna M. Washabaugh
  • 20-02-19

Life changing.

I know it may seem extreme to say “life changing,” but I was at a point where I felt so overwhelmed, worried that I wasn’t doing enough for my kids, and afraid I was damaging their educational future. In steps Julie Bogart. She instantly feels like a lifelong friend who puts her arm around you and says, “Everything you are doing is enough. MORE than enough. YOU are enough.” Julie gives practical advice and builds your confidence in your homeschooling abilities. Her TOP priority is the children and how they learn best and she walks along with you explaining and showing you the best ways you can help your children.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-04-19

Highly recommend

I'm listening for the second time. I also have added a hard copy to my amazon cart. This book spoke to me on so many different levels.

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  • Bikurgurl
  • 27-02-19

Relationship based-Enchanted Lives for All Families 🖤

I’ve been a Julie Bogart Super Fan for years! Although I couldn’t wait to read her book, The Brave Learner, I thought it would *just* be a recap of all her years of fantastic Podcasts, Periscopes, Blog Posts, and fantastic Instagram account - but it’s so much more!!

Julie’s calm, inquisitive, supportive nature, coupled with the experience of both home educating and public educating her 5 children, who are all now successfully thriving adults, wrote to my mama heart. The Brave Learner is the articulation of my ideal family relationship methods; it’s what I’ve tried to create in my home and with my family. From creating coziness and Poetry Tea Time, to Gaming Family validation and choosing a child-centered, interest-led education, Julie has a step-by-step guide that incorporates the gentle, supportive, loving guidance I work to achieve in my own home.

Whether you are a young parent, grandparent, public, private, or home educator - Julie’s Brave Learning ideas will spark enchantment and joy within your home, family, and yourself. Her ideas for striking out your own path to Awesome Adulting and repeatedly encouraging yourself to lower the bar to find success are so positively impactful in our world of bigger, better, more — you have permission to be human, to be yourself, you are enough.

Thank you, Julie, for this cozy guide to creating relationship-centric families 🖤

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-04-19

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To be fair, I haven't listened to the whole book. I can't, it's just too boring.

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  • Stacey Turner
  • 21-03-19

What a treasure!

Julie brings so much knowledge to parents. Her book is such a gift, filled with ideas to sustain parents in a variety of circumstances.

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  • Mandy
  • 27-02-19

Beautiful and encouraging!

This beautiful book is full of so much encouragement for homeschooling families. Wonderfully inspiring, and full of practical homeschool advice from a Mother who has been through it, and helped countless others. As a homeschooling Mom, I highly recommend.

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  • Krystyne Wilson
  • 22-02-19

Encouraging!

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Julie read her latest book, The Brave Learner. You can hear her realness in every line. I’m so grateful to Julie for sharing her homeschooling journey with us. The tales of Dottie and other moms who have encouraged her on her journey, as well as her own tales, knit together a cozy feeling of “you can do this!”. I feel inspired and comforted that I’m doing great things, not condemned that I’m not doing things the “right way”. Every parent should read this, homeschooling or not. Julie’s life experiences give me hope for the future of my children. Thank you!