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Cincinnati, January 21, 2023

Hi Friend,

Allow your homeschool to evolve, morph, grow (or shrink!). Be strong and courageous to stick up for your choices. Remember: individuals over systems.

You can’t get it right.

That’s the good news! Each time you notice that you want to tweak your homeschool, high five yourself for doing the real work of home education—

  • adapting,
  • morphing,
  • changing,
  • and growing.

There’s no arrival point.

Homeschooling is not a destination.

You’re creating a routine and set of practices that necessarily evolve because so do the people in your family. As your kids get older, they:

  • develop preferences,
  • get bored,
  • master one topic and need more support in another one,
  • and learn at different rates during different years.

Not only that, you get bored, you have other commitments that require attention, you learn more about homeschooling each year, and some subjects and levels are harder for you than others.

If anyone gives you guff, you can let it go.

You’ve chosen tailor-made education, not institutional schooling. This is exactly how it’s supposed to work.

If you are looking for tools and ideas for how to design this tailor-made education, you will find so much help in our Brave Learner Home membership community space. LOG IN if you are a member. Or learn about how to join us. More than 14,000 strong, with 7 years worth of materials to make your homeschool life your own!





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Julie Bogart
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