The Good and Bad of Social Media for New Parents with Julie Bogart


Parenting in the First 3 Years Podcast


#74: The Good and Bad of Social Media for New Parents

with Julie Bogart


Have you ever experienced the mixed emotions of being both motivated and disheartened by what you see on social media? How do these contrasting feelings affect you?

In today’s digital age, social media has become a big part of our lives. We find ourselves scrolling through feeds, seeking inspiration or connection. However, the impact of social media on our emotional well-being and parenting approaches is a topic that demands attention. Many parents have experienced the conflicting emotions of being motivated by others’ achievements while feeling disheartened by their perceived inadequacies.

In this week’s episode, the conversation with Julie Bogart, author of several books and the creator of the writing program Brave Writer, shares valuable parenting and education advice for home educators. Together, we explore the pros and cons of social media and the crucial role of critical thinking in our digital interactions.

Discover valuable insights to navigate the world of social media with confidece and clarity in this episode with Julie!

Topics discussed:
  • The best good thing about social and its effect on mothering
  • Good counterbalance to social media for moms
  • Julie Bogart’s book Raising Critical Thinkers
  • How parents can use the concepts Julie teach in Raising Critical Thinkers for themselves with social media
  • The personal impact of social media and effective coping strategies
  • Advice for parents of little ones
About the Guest

Julie Bogart is known for her common sense parenting and education advice. She’s the author of the beloved book, The Brave Learner, which has brought joy and freedom to countless home educators. Her new book, Raising Critical Thinkers, offers parents a lifeline in navigating the complex digital world our kids are confronting.

Julie’s also the creator of the award-winning, innovative online writing program called Brave Writer, now 22 years old, serving 191 countries. She home educated her five children who are globe-trotting adults.

Today, Julie lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, and can be found sipping a cup of tea while planning her next visit to one of her lifelong-learning kids.

Julie Bogart Ep 74 podcast guest


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