How To Revive From Parental Burnout with Julie Bogart

March 7, 2022

Are you experiencing emotional and physical depletion from parenting? It has been a long haul in the pandemic and you are not alone. Close to half of the parents reported […]

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Are you experiencing emotional and physical depletion from parenting? It has been a long haul in the pandemic and you are not alone. Close to half of the parents reported being burned out. In this episode of Your Life In Process, Diana and Julie Bogart discuss strategies for how to navigate away from burnout and towards an imaginative and psychologically flexible parenting style that aligns with your values. Psychological flexibility allows you to stay connected with your values as a parent and engaged with your children.

About Julie Bogart

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 online coaching community, Brave Learner Home, the Brave Writer podcast, and Julie’s popular Instagram account are lifelines for tens of thousands of weary parents all over the world. 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.

Key Takeaways

  • Roll with your child’s emotional experience and be in wonder. Spark and allow their imagination.
  • Remembering yourself outside of being a parent with nourishment. You are not meant to do parenting alone. Share and connect with others.
  • Slow down and savor the moments in your parenting life. Take in your moments of success into your nervous system.

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Connecting With Diana

Thank you for listening to Your Life in Process! Subscribe to the podcast for free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts. If you have any questions or feedback you can contact Diana by email podcast@yourlifeinprocess.com or leave Diana an audio message at (805) 457-2776. Follow Diana at YouTube, Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Diana’s website.

Thank you to the team Craig, Angela Stubbs, Ashley Hiatt, and Abby Diehl. Thank you to Benjamin Gould of Bell & Branch for your beautiful music.

Remember when you become psychologically flexible, you become free.

Episode Segments

  • [00:00] Introduction
  • [01:25] Meet Julie Bogart
  • [02:23] Sponsor: Lightfully Behavioral Health
  • [03:32] What is Parental Burnout?
  • [07:46] Changing Expectations
  • [11:35] Cognitive Flexibility and Critical Thinking
  • [18:30] Critical Thinking and Kids
  • [22:45] Imagination and Problem Solving
  • [29:58] Raising Critical Thinkers in the Digital Age
  • [33:57] The Washing The Water Bottle Test For Burnout
  • [35:12] Ideas for Burned-out Parents
  • [42:23] Julie’s Take on Your Life in Process
  • [48:51] Takeaways
  • [49:50] Your Daily Practice
  • [52:28] Connect With The Podcast

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