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The Brave Learner Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life

Paperback (05 Feb 2019) | English

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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 show 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 shows 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.

About the Publisher

Perigee Books

Perigee Books

Perigee Books, originally created as the trade paperback imprint for G. P. Putnam’s Sons, has featured an eclectic range of titles from virtually every category of publishing, both fiction and nonfiction. One of the earliest, William Golding‘s Lord of the Flies, is now the only work of fiction on the list. Perigee’s publishing program has evolved to fulfill its mandate to be useful, useless, creative, and curious. Publishing in both hardcover and paperback formats (as well as original eBooks), Perigee features a range of prescriptive non-fiction, self-help and how-to books, guides to creativity, and popular reference. The list also features a line of illustrated gift and craft books.

Book information

ISBN: 9780143133223
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint: Perigee Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 371.042
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 325
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 310g
Height: 153mm
Width: 228mm
Spine width: 26mm