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Nov. 2018 Homeschool Alliance Theme: How to Homeschool so Kids Will Listen

Brave Writer Homeschool Alliance November 2018

It’s the age old homeschool dilemma: how do I get my kids to do what I need them to do and to care about what I think they should care about?


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Join us this month as we get “back to basics” with a parenting classic: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.

Solving the dilemma starts with helping our kids deal with their feelings. As Faber and Mazlish so aptly put it—when kids feel right, they behave right. Yet “helping our kids deal with their feelings” is not always as simple as it sounds. At its heart, it requires that we accept all their feelings, even the ones that make us angry or anxious. Yikes!

We’ll dive deep into how to navigate the inherent conflict of needs that exists between us as parents and those endearing yet oh-so-frustrating young people we care about so deeply and passionately. Along the way we’ll discover the five skills to engage cooperation and the attitude that helps children thrive (and what attitude defeats them!).

Have a particularly sticky problem you are struggling with? Join now to get a chance to submit your cooperation bugaboos for Julie, Stephanie and Jeanne to address in our monthly webinar.


Take a look at what the Alliance has to offer with our 7-Day FREE Trial! Join any time and leave any time. What have you got to lose?

All the good stuff will be open to you. Think of it as your best online resource for everything you need to feel good about the home education you are providing to your kids.

We offer so many tools to help you:

  • Monthly webinars
  • Free digital copies of Julie’s books (A Gracious Space)
  • A library of resources to educate you about parenting, school subjects, family dynamics, and extracurricular activities
  • Julie’s coaching tools to help you evaluate this year and plan next year
  • A discussion board to meet other homeschool alliance members and to receive coaching

…and so much more!


The Alliance: Grad School for Homeschool

October in the Homeschool Alliance: Romantic Relationships and Homeschooling

Homeschool Alliance theme Oct 2018

The demand on each one of us as home educators is staggering—big, rich, full, deep. Our love for our kids knows no limits! On the flip side, however, may be a loss of some of the romantic intimacy that characterized your “pre-children” life with your partner. In October’s Homeschool Alliance webinar (Oct. 8th), Leslie Gustafson (Marriage and Sex Therapist AND homeschool mom veteran) is coming to share with us about how to sustain the intimate connection in your primary relationship.

I’d love for you to join us! We’ll be discussing questions raised by the community (anonymously) in our webinar. I know this is a delicate topic and could feel intimidating to tackle. On the other hand, many parents confide in me their pain and challenges in this arena. How you feel in your marriage or romantic life impacts your well being which in turn impacts your homeschool.

I want you to thrive. I want me to thrive! I look forward to sharing Leslie with you (one of my college friends!). Hope you’ll sign up and stay!

Sign up for the Homeschool Alliance now and start your 7 or 14 Day Free Trial. You may find that this is the best homeschool investment you’ve ever made! Check us out to see.

You can join for a 7 or 14 Day Free Trial. You may find that this is the best homeschool investment you’ve ever made! Check us out to see.

We’d love to have you! Join us!


Take a look at what the Alliance has to offer with our 7-Day FREE Trial! Join any time and leave any time. What have you got to lose?

All the good stuff will be open to you. Think of it as your best online resource for everything you need to feel good about the home education you are providing to your kids.

We offer so many tools to help you:

  • Monthly webinars
  • Free digital copies of Julie’s books (A Gracious Space)
  • A library of resources to educate you about parenting, school subjects, family dynamics, and extracurricular activities
  • Julie’s coaching tools to help you evaluate this year and plan next year
  • A discussion board to meet other homeschool alliance members and to receive coaching

…and so much more!

Join the Homeschool Alliance

September in the Homeschool Alliance with Leslie Hershberger

Sept in the Alliance 2018 with Leslie Hershberger

Wouldn’t it be great if you could get inside the heads of your children to understand how they see the world? It would make helping them learn so much easier!

My friend and colleague, Leslie Hershberger, is coming to the Homeschool Alliance to work her magic. She is a professional relationship consultant! She works with families and corporations to help everyone get along more peaceably, to gain empathy, and to understand the varieties of ways we each function.

Leslie is an international speaker and writer. She’s an expert on the Enneagram and Integral Spiral Dynamics. I’ve invited her to join us to talk about “Three-Centered Living.” How do we engage our minds, hearts, and bodies to learn? How do we cater to our children’s natural inclination to one style of learning over another?

If you’re stumped about how to reach that one child, this is the perfect month to unlock the mystery!

You can join for a 7 or 14 Day Free Trial. You may find that this is the best homeschool investment you’ve ever made! Check us out to see.

We’d love to have you! Join us!


Take a look at what the Alliance has to offer with our 7-Day FREE Trial! Join any time and leave any time. What have you got to lose?

All the good stuff will be open to you. Think of it as your best online resource for everything you need to feel good about the home education you are providing to your kids.

We offer so many tools to help you:

  • Monthly webinars
  • Free digital copies of Julie’s books (A Gracious Space)
  • A library of resources to educate you about parenting, school subjects, family dynamics, and extracurricular activities
  • Julie’s coaching tools to help you evaluate this year and plan next year
  • A discussion board to meet other homeschool alliance members and to receive coaching

…and so much more!

Join the Homeschool Alliance

August in the Homeschool Alliance: Learning How to Learn with Barb Oakley

The Homeschool Alliance

This month in the Homeschool Alliance, you are in for a treat! Barb Oakley, PhD in mechanical engineering and author of A Mind for Numbers, is joining us to talk about her new book for junior and senior high kids: Learning How to Learn.

We are so lucky to have her. She spends most of her time flitting around from Stockholm to Shanghai and Taipei to Tempe. Her expertise on learning is so in demand, she is never home!


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Brave Writer receives compensation at no extra cost to you. Thank you!]


Learning How to Learn brings all that amazing brain research we’ve been discussing in the Homeschool Alliance to your kids, in manageable language with fantastic metaphors and practices that help them feel powerful in their learning tasks.

Julie Bogart and Barbara Oakley

Look at these chapter titles!

  • “Learning While Your Sleep: Waking Up Smarter”
  • “Slick Tricks for Your Memory”
  • “Learning Surprises: Psst! Your Worst Traits Can Be Your Best Traits!”

We’ll read a couple chapters this month in the Alliance and then Barb will join us to do a webinar to share with you all the wonderfulness of her brilliant insights. The hope is that your kids will become insightful about their own learning practices so they feel like academic powerhouses!

You can join for a 7 or 14 Day Free Trial. You may find that this is the best homeschool investment you’ve ever made! Check us out to see.

We’d love to have you! Join us!


Take a look at what the Alliance has to offer with our 7-Day FREE Trial! Join any time and leave any time. What have you got to lose?

All the good stuff will be open to you. Think of it as your best online resource for everything you need to feel good about the home education you are providing to your kids.

We offer so many tools to help you:

  • Monthly webinars
  • Free digital copies of Julie’s books (A Gracious Space)
  • A library of resources to educate you about parenting, school subjects, family dynamics, and extracurricular activities
  • Julie’s coaching tools to help you evaluate this year and plan next year
  • A discussion board to meet other homeschool alliance members and to receive coaching

…and so much more!

Join the Homeschool Alliance

July in the Homeschool Alliance: The Big Bonanza Planning Month

July 2018 Alliance Planning Month + FREE trial

Every July in the Homeschool Alliance, we dive head-first into planning your next year’s homeschool. Here’s what’s awesome: we do it in a way you’ve never considered. We start with the

  • personalities,
  • interests,
  • and strengths of your family (you and your kids).

We add in the subjects and how to address them once we’ve got a grasp of your young charges. July also features weekly webinars where Julie and coaches, Stephanie and Jeanne, troubleshoot with you. Promise: it’s awesome!

We’d love to have you! Join us!


Take a look at what the Alliance has to offer with our 7-Day FREE Trial! Join any time and leave any time. What have you got to lose?

All the good stuff will be open to you. Think of it as your best online resource for everything you need to feel good about the home education you are providing to your kids.

We offer so many tools to help you:

  • Monthly webinars
  • Free digital copies of Julie’s books (A Gracious Space)
  • A library of resources to educate you about parenting, school subjects, family dynamics, and extracurricular activities
  • Julie’s coaching tools to help you evaluate this year and plan next year
  • A discussion board to meet other homeschool alliance members and to receive coaching

…and so much more!

Join the Homeschool Alliance