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From Striving to Thriving Summit

From Striving to Thriving Summit

I want to tell you about (and highly recommend you sign up for) a FREE online summit that’s being hosted by my friend and colleague, Dr. Diana Hill, on October 15 and 16.

It’s called From Striving to Thriving, and it’s bringing together leading experts like Jud Brewer, PhD, Rhonda Magee, MA, JD, Kristin Neff, PhD, and Rick Hanson, PhD, for a series of discussions about compassion, mindfulness and mental wellness – all major issues for the times we’re living in. It was an honor to be invited to take part and, when you sign up, you’ll have free access to the hour-long discussion I had with Diana about raising critical thinkers (content from my new book coming in February!).

The summit explores the neuroscience behind stressful striving and offers strategies to grow a more compassionate, collaborative, and purpose-driven life, sharing tools from cutting-edge approaches such as Compassion Focused Therapy, Mindful Self-Compassion, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and positive neuroplasticity. 

You’ll learn: 

  • How to identify stressful striving and its consequences
  • The neuroscience of stressful striving and it’s behavioral habit loop
  • Strategies to build a more compassionate, allocentric, caring mind
  • Mindfulness and self-compassion strategies to engage “compassionate striving”
  • How to use positive neuroplasticity to grow inner qualities of contentment and wholeness
  • How to respond to perfectionism and feelings of inadequacy
  • How to orient kids towards intrinsic rewards and critical thinking
  • Strategies to engage striving toward social justice
  • How to use psychological flexibility to take action towards your values 

The summit features a total of nine 60-minute discussions, each of which will be released online over two days. Accessing them is free. You just need to register at http://fromstrivingtothriving.com to receive lifetime access to these conversations.

If my discussion with Diana is anything to go by, you’re in for a real treat, with content packed full of fresh perspectives and insights that will address the “work harder, achieve more” ethos that dominates so many of our lives, giving us all fresh perspectives on how to strive less and thrive more. 

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Brave Writer Summer Camp 2021!

Brave Writer Summer Camp 2021

The homeschool highway is filled with families zipping by at full speed. You’re wondering how to merge without crashing. We’ve got an on-ramp designed just for you!

Our FREE online Summer Camp is over but you can watch REPLAYS below!

The day-long camp is packed with useful information about 

  • homeschooling
  • writing
  • all things Brave Writer

We’ve also put together a FREE Summer Camp Handbook with activities for your kids while you are webinar-ing.

NOTE: The discount code shared in the replays has expired.


Free Webinars

Why We’re Passionate about Our Online Writing Classes (Kirsten Merryman

Our award-wining online classes are unlike any on the market. Kirsten Merryman (Director of Online Classes) offers insights into how to help kids tap into their passions and fall in love with writing. Discover how online classes can fit seamlessly into your writing program with just the right dose of online interaction.

REPLAY

Reading and Writing Together (Dawn Smith) 

In this session, Dawn Smith (Director of Publishing) will talk about the power of reading aloud to your kids and how literature is a springboard for learning all the mechanics of writing. Imagine combining handwriting, spelling, grammar, and literary power using living literature! It’s a beautiful vision!

REPLAY

Rest and Recovery for the Home Educator (Johannah Bogart)  

REPLAY

Roadmap to Your Best Homeschool Life: Brave Learner Home (Jeanne Faulconer

Imagine having support, friendship, coaching, and resources that give you what you need when you need them. Our Brave Learner Home community is designed to offer you the space you need to grow. Our goal is not to scrutinize curriculum but to work with the underlying principles of healthy family life combined with how to harness the power of natural learning. We’ll also take care of you, so you have the stamina to keep going. Join Jeanne Faulconer (Director of the Brave Learner Home) and Julie Bogart for an hour of inspiration!

REPLAY

On-Ramp to Homeschool (Julie Bogart)

Join Julie Bogart (Creator of the Brave Writer program) to hear about how to jump-start your homeschool for the fall. She’ll cover how to boot up the first six weeks and plan for a great year ahead. Great for newbies and in the “middle of the muddle” homeschoolers too. Julie will give an overview of how the whole Brave Writer program fits together. If you are still wondering how to get started with Brave Writer, this is the session for you!

REPLAY


Special Offer

We have a special offer for you! When you purchase $198.00 worth of curriculum, you will be automatically added to our special homeschool community called: Brave Learner Home. Your qualifying purchase provides you with a lifetime membership!

Brave Learner Home

Happy & Healthy Kid Summit

Healthy and Happy Kid Summit

Introducing the 2020 Happy & Healthy Kid Summit!

I’m participating in the Happy & Healthy Kid Summit and want to tell you about it! You will learn from 25+ industry experts including yours truly! You can claim a free ticket and get a virtual turbo boost for parenting and educating.


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DATES: November 2nd-November 4th, 2020

REGISTERSign up here!

Topics include how to promote a love of learning, how to keep your kids safe from predators, using powerful positive psychology processes to create a life you love, practicing positive (not permissive) parenting, and much, MUCH more!

The summit features some pretty big names in the family & parenting business (aside from yours truly, of course), including:

And many more!

This is an event you’re not going to want to miss! 

The 2020 Happy & Healthy Kid Summit is a FREE, VIRTUAL online conference!

Register Here

Brave Writer Summer Camp 2020

Brave Writer Summer Camp 2020

FREE Online Summer Camp!

July 21-22, 2020

Wondering how to kick off a great homeschool year?

Wish you knew more about Brave Writer and all its offerings?

Here’s your chance! We’ve got two days of FREE webinars to help you prepare.

We’ve got a camp handbook for you and your kids with crafts and snacks for them!

And Melissa Wiley is gracing us with a sneak peak of her brand new book, The Nerviest Girl in the World, one of our Arrow books! She’ll read aloud to your kids each day over lunch!

You can join us as it suits your schedule.

We will have replays. 

We can’t wait to serve you! Descriptions below. Sign up here.


Webinar Descriptions

On Ramp to Homeschool

Join Julie Bogart (Creator of the Brave Writer program) to hear about how to jump-start your homeschool for the fall. She’ll cover how to boot up the first six weeks and plan for a great year ahead. Great for newbies and in the “middle of the muddle” homeschoolers too. Julie will give an overview of how the whole Brave Writer program fits together. If you are still wondering how to get started with Brave Writer, this is the session for you!

Get into Gear with Reading and Writing

In this session, Dawn Smith (Director of Publishing) and Julie Bogart will talk about the power of reading aloud to your kids and how literature is a springboard for learning all the mechanics of writing. Imagine combining handwriting, spelling, grammar, and literary power using living literature! It’s a beautiful vision!

Nerviest Girl in the World

Give your kids a treat! Melissa Wiley, children’s author and Brave Writer coach and writer, has chosen to share her brand new book with our community first: The Nerviest Girl in the World! You can bring your kids to listen and know that they are getting the sneak peak! She’ll read for 20-30 minutes with all the voices!

The Horsepower of Short, Focused, Online Writing Classes

Our award-winning online writing classes are unlike any on the market. Kirsten Merryman (Director of Online Classes) and Jen Holman (Senior Writing Coach and Trainer) offer insights into how to maximize the power of a class in your child’s writing life. Discover how your kids can fall in love with writing!

Roadmap to Your Best Homeschool Life: Brave Learner Home

Imagine having support, friendship, coaching, and resources that give you what you need when you need them. Our Brave Learner Home community is designed to offer you the space you need to grow. Our goal is not to scrutinize curriculum but to work with the underlying principles of healthy family life combined with how to harness the power of natural learning. We’ll also take care of you, so you have the stamina to keep going. Join Jeanne Faulconer (Director of the Brave Learner Home) and Julie Bogart for an hour of inspiration!


Register + Get Handbook

The entire Brave Writer team is excited to serve you this year.

Get ready for your best homeschool year yet!

Brave Writer Summer Camp

Homebound Interviews: Homeschooling Support during Confinement

We Can Do It

Rosie the Riveter was an American icon of female strength and our symbol in Brave Writer of what it means to use that strength for good.

I found the lunchbox in the photo above last Christmas in a shop in Columbus OH. What struck me as much as J Howard Miller’s illustration of her were the words at the top: “We can do it!”

We can! In this moment, we’re pulling together to do this remarkable thing—making the choice to social distance in order to protect one another.

To help provide support during this out-of-the-ordinary time I’ve been sharing how to homeschool during the pandemic in the following places:

Remember: We CAN do it! Together.


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