The Homeschool Alliance

Coaching with Julie Bogart

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Have the homeschool life you want.

Late at night, do you worry about…

  • The enormity of the responsibility to educate your kids,
  • the wide disparity of information about learning,
  • the unrelenting demands of the little people in your charge,
  • the annual changes in family dynamics and hormones,
  • your natural home education fatigue
  • and (dare you admit it?) boredom?

All of us wonder: Am I doing a good enough job? How will I know?

What if I'm failing my children?

A fantasy homeschool lives in our imaginations: happy children, learning in a pool of light, making measurable progress.

We envision creative, self-starting, curious beings that relish the chance to improve their minds.

Instead:

  • We find ourselves arguing about time limits on the computer.
  • We face learning disabilities, temper tantrums, and the flu.
  • The program everyone raved about doesn't work for us and we think it's our fault.
  • Unscheduled schooling feels like parental neglect, and scheduled schooling feels like prison.

Discouragement flourishes.

I know how you feel.

When I look back, what I wanted was a “coach”!

I wanted another homeschooling mom, a bit further down the path, to shout back warnings and encouragements. I wanted someone to comfort me in my panic and to support me in my risk-taking choices.

Enter the Homeschool Alliance!

I want to be that coach for you!

I want you to be allies to each other.

Together we will build a community that supports your risk-taking choices, that applauds your successes, and empathizes with your struggles.

We’ll provide practical guidance and emotional support to one another.

What you can expect: Me!

Julie Bogart
Julie Bogart

I've invested thousands of hours researching home education philosophies.

Eventually, my family created our own homeschool blend… a customized cocktail of love and learning!

That journey continues: the lifestyle of love and learning goes well beyond the homeschooling years when your family finds its groove.

I'm excited to create a space that is safe for that risk-taking and exploration for you, in your family.

I want to share with you the insights I've gleaned through 17 years of homeschooling five kids, and then working with thousands of homeschooling families for 20+ years.

I want you to have the benefit of all that experience.

The Homeschool Alliance is about creating the homeschool life that takes all of you into account (your children, YOU, and even your spouse, if you have one).

Your homeschool should look like your family, and it should satisfy you: that progress is being made, that lives are being enriched, that everyone's needs are being met.

Tall order. Easy to get side-tracked and discouraged.

We all need support and mirrors to help us see beyond our blind spots. We need new ideas and other people's experiences. We don't need lectures or guilt trips.

The Homeschool Alliance is the one-stop Internet community sandbox for home education.

We'll do it together, one month at a time, one subject or child at a time, making sure that you can see and measure your progress.

By the end of the school year, you'll know how successful you've been! We'll be there to celebrate with you!

What you get in a month!

Master Class in Learning

Each month, we'll look at one reading about learning or a specific subject area, and discuss it. We'll examine various learning theorists, consider their opinions, and will discuss how to apply their findings to your life at home with your kids. The readings will be provided to you. Reflection and discussion questions also supplied. Guided interaction will follow.

Parenting Interventions

You are not alone! We'll solve your problems together:

  • Troubleshooting your peskiest parenting issues (videogames, sibling rivalry, squirreliness, picking fights, chores, food, bedtimes, creativity, playing outdoors, rules, consequences, managing multiples, creating transcripts)
  • Exploring your anger (what it is, how to manage it, what to do with it)
  • When you and your spouse disagree...
  • Managing multiple changing ages every year

One Thing Principle

We'll apply the famous Brave Writer “One Thing Principle” to your life and homeschool! Learn how to implement the “one thing principle” and be rewarded for it! We’ll each set goals, we'll share them, we'll "timestamp them," and then you'll be rewarded for your progress (the reward system will be fun for you AND your kids). You'll be inspired by each other and also gently held accountable to meet your own expectations for yourself.

Your Dream Routine

Using tools designed by me, we'll work through a set of processes that help you know your children in brand new ways. Then we'll work together to help you custom-design a set of educational practices that will facilitate your child's greatest success and joy in home education. You'll be surprised at what you learn about your children and yourself when you set aside the time to open yourselves to thinking about them using your parental intuition and daily observations.

Community Sharing

You'll have a place to share photos, writing, projects completed, and your daily joys (and struggles) while getting support from Brave Writer families. You know what that means. The support will be real (gentle, sincere, affirming) and useful (tailored to you, taking the whole family into account, practical). The Homeschool Alliance is the place you can count on being known as you are, without any need to pretend to be different in order to participate.

A Side of Selfcare

We'll ensure that you’re taking good care of you. Teacher-time off is critical to a healthy imagination, to your creativity as an educator, and to your own wellbeing (sense of fulfillment and joy as a person). Practices and suggestions for how to take good care of YOU will be provided by me and also the others in the community.

Webinar

Each quarter, I will give a “teacher-in-service” webinar or podcast for Alliance members only. We're working out the details of how it will look, but I promise you a little quarterly dose of “me.” Topics will vary each quarter, including a Q&A time.

Brave Writer Bucks

Members will get a site-wide 10% discount on all products (classes not included).

And the price for all this?

Monthly Subscription

All this support and practical help for only $24.95/month! The subscriptions are month-to-month. Sign up any time. Quit any time.

Private Coaching

Need more support for your particular family situation? Now you can get it! Once per quarter, for two weeks, I will offer private coaching (one-on-one consults) with me for a premium rate. Only Alliance members will have the ability to get coached privately.