Reignite the joy in learning by harnessing your children's natural curiosity and making exploration an organic part of your family's life.
Julie Bogart is the creator of the award-winning, innovative Brave Writer program, teaching writing and language arts to thousands of families each year. She's also the host of the popular podcast "A Brave Writer's Life in Brief." Julie homeschooled her five now grown children for seventeen years and is the founder of The Homeschool Alliance, which supports homeschooling parents through coaching and teaching.
"A masterpiece. This is the deepest, most meaningful book on
parenting I have ever read. If you want to raise your child to be a
happy learner, whether via homeschooling or conventional schooling,
read this book."
--Barbara Oakley, author of Learning How to Learn and A Mind for Numbers
"Julie Bogart's everyday magic is her knack for combining
galvanizing inspiration and hands-on practicality. Her writing is
frank, funny, and full of charm. Her approach to homeschooling--and
to parenting in general--emphasizes a spirit of adventure and
camaraderie, placing relationship at the center of a family's
educational journey. This is the guidebook I wish I'd had when I
was starting out."
--Melissa Wiley, author of Fox and Crow Are Not Friends "Success in homeschooling is more about mindset than method, and relationship than academic minutiae. Julie Bogart unpacks what this looks like for her in powerful and practical ways that will inspire you to personalize your own homeschool journey."
--Heather Haupt, author of Knights in Training "In The Brave Learner, Julie captures the essence of learning. Homeschooling is not about the schooling or even the home, but rather, it's about people--their stories, hopes, needs, opportunities, communities, and future. The Brave Learner emphasizes this beautifully by moving between the vision and practice of homeschooling--not an easy transition to make. The book is a worthy read for any parent, whether they homeschool or not."
--Terry Heick, founder of TeachThought "Julie Bogart is tireless in providing ingenious and creative help for homeschoolers."
--Peter Elbow, Professor of English Emeritus, University of Massachusetts at Amherst "Breathes fresh life into your homeschool days."
--Ainsley Arment, founder of Wild + Free "The Brave Learner is the book I would have adored as a young parent. Julie's wise advice, genuine humor, and refreshing honesty wrapped me in a spirit of hope and possibility. This is a joyful book brimming with generous, practical ideas about how to live and teach at any age. I only wish I had more children!
--Amy Ludwig VanDerwater, author of Forest Has a Song "Julie's voice is personable, encouraging, informative, and reassuring. The Brave Learner is filled with inspirational and practical tips on helping children thrive whether you're a homeschooling parent or not."
--Charnaie Gordon, creator of Here Wee Read