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Julie Bogart

Raising Critical Thinkers: A Parent's Guide to Growing Wise Kids in the Digital Age

Julie Bogart is the founder of Brave Writer, a writing and language arts resource, as well as a homeschool coaching program called Brave Learner Home. She has five children who were homeschooled and experienced public high school.

Below, Julie shares 5 key insights from Raising Critical Thinkers: A Parent’s Guide to Growing Wise Kids in the Digital Age. 

1. Self-awareness matters.

Most of us wish those people over there (the ones we don’t agree with) would be better critical thinkers. In fact, like driving, nearly everyone thinks they’re good at it and everyone else isn’t. To be a quality thinker, it’s important to take an “academic selfie”—to flip the camera lens and notice what’s going on with ourselves when we’re confronted with an idea or interpretation of information. We can notice a flash of embarrassment or anger. Perhaps a knot in our stomachs, or a surge of confirmation that feels like triumph. This experience happens to kids in our care a lot.

Read the full article HERE.

Raising Critical Thinkers: A Parent's Guide to Growing Wise Kids in the Digital Age

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