The Brave Writer podcast is a big juicy conversation about how to bring learning to life for your kids! Julie Bogart and guests talk about how parents and children are partners in the learning adventure, especially when approaching the daunting task of writing. Brave Writer appeals to homeschoolers, educators, and parents who want more out of "school" than merely passing tests. Visit us at http://bravewriter.com and follow along at the blog for show notes: http://blog.bravewriter.com
Help Kids See Differently
In our series on the four forces of enchantment, it's time to look at the second force, which is “mystery.” Let’s explore what mystery is, why it’s a critical tool for developing a sense of enchantment, and the ways you can facilitate a sense of mystery in your kids’ lives.
Raising kids is overwhelming. There are so many things a parent has to do to prepare a child from birth to adulthood. But here’s the secret: You don’t have to worry about it all at once. I’m going to talk about The One Thing Principle and why it’s so important when parenting and homeschooling.
Natural Stages of Growth in Writing
Our child's age tells us very little about their writing capabilities, but there are certain milestones that every writer should hit before moving on to the next stage. I call these the natural stages of growth in writing, and I’m going to walk you through each of those stages and what they entail.
Be Open to Surprise
If we’re not careful, we can find ourselves judging others based on our expectations of them and not on the reality of who they are. But if we can allow ourselves to remain open and let them surprise us, we may find that the reality of who they are exceeds even our own expectations.
Reading for Our Lives with Maya Payne Smart
Maya Payne Smart is a writer, parent educator, literacy advocate, and author of the book Reading for Our Lives. In this conversation, she outlines how the actions we take every day can help support our children’s literacy, and the six levers we can pull to contribute to their reading education.
Do you have the wrong personality for your temperament?
Does it sometimes feel like your personality and your temperament are at odds with one another? Whether you keep a ship-shape house or you’re relaxed and casual, let me promise you this: There is no one personality type better suited to homeschooling than another. And no one personality type better for parenting, loving, or nurturing. Each has it’s own strengths and liabilities, and the goal is to work to become more self-aware, recognize when we are in our element, and find out what it means to best serve the moment.
Blah School to Party School
Julie’s coaching has given me the direction I desperately needed and has helped me shake off some nasty mom guilt. I am so excited to implement Julie’s creative and practical suggestions. Hello party school, coloured pens and time blocks!! Her guests are rich in wisdom and experience. Julie is a gifted communicator, is honest and respectful, and is passionate about helping families thrive in homeschooling!!!
Always a breath of fresh air
I’m new to homeschooling. I’ve decided to take on homeschooling my own kids as well as their cousins. Each week I face new challenges as we wade through the muddy waters of the first year of homeschool life. Each week, I turn to this podcast for guidance. Each week I feel ready for the next challenge. I realize that these muddy waters are rich and that I can do this. Thank you for helping to fill my cup when I need it most. Thank you for your courage, experience and wisdom.
FInding Balance in High School
Julie's insights come from years in the trenches, and are always an invitation to walk down freedom road. I always come away a little lighter, a litlle more encouraged, a little more inspired to keep going with our homeschooling journey. Thank you so much for real actionable insights for keeping balance, sanity, joy in high school!