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The Brave Learner

The Brave Learner

by Julie Bogart

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Parents want their children to have academic success. Children want to be happy.

Can’t we get these two desires together: learning that develops skill and creates joy?

How do parents nurture a love of learning amid childish chaos, parental self-doubt, the flu, and state academic standards?

The Brave Learner tackles this conundrum with humor and lots of help! In this book, you’ll learn about:

Creating a love of learning in your family is as easy as lighting a fire. You just need a book of matches. The Brave Learner is that book.

Susan Wise Bauer

“There is big thinking here, a philosophy aimed at developing the unique, quirky, sometimes maddening, always magical people living in our houses. But there is also practicality—bullet lists, how-tos, and thought experiments, all vital scaffolding for a new application of principles.... This is a valuable handbook on education, one I wish I’d had when my children were young. (Julie’s were young at the same time, and the wisdom she’s distilled here is hard won.) But it’s also more than that. It’s a primer on how to be present in the moment, how to find the immediate joys of life in the midst of our daily labors—even in the days (or weeks, or months) when our kids may seem interested in absolutely nothing at all.”

Susan Wise Bauer, author of The Well Trained Mind and Rethinking School
Barbara Oakley

“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
Peter Elbow

“Julie Bogart is tireless in providing ingenious and creative help for homeschoolers.”

Peter Elbow, Professor of English Emeritus, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Ainsley Arment

“No one says it like Julie Bogart. Her eyebrow-raising candor, permission-giving practices, and smack-in-the-forehead insights will breathe fresh life into your homeschool days.”

Ainsley Arment, Founder of Wild + Free Homeschool Community

"If you ask people in Facebook homeschool groups what books you should read if you’re just starting out, The Brave Learner is going to be a suggestion you’ll hear over and over again—but really, this isn’t even just for homeschoolers. This book can also be used to help parents nurture their children’s love of learning and creativity in general, even if they’re not homeschooled." Read the full article »

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Julie Bogart

About Julie Bogart

Julie Bogart is the popular voice of common sense and compassion for home educators. Her online coaching community, The Homeschool Alliance, her podcast, and her YouTube channel are lifelines for tens of thousands of weary homeschoolers all over the world.

Julie’s the creator of the award-winning, innovative online writing program called Brave Writer and the fast-growing weekly habit called Poetry Teatime. She home educated her five children who are now globe-trotting adults.

Today, Julie lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, and can be found sipping a cup of tea, planning her next visit to one of her lifelong-learning kids.

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