September 24, 2014

5 Tips for finding the right group activity for your special kid

(Part 1 of 3 on finding the right extra-curricular activities) by Kathy Kuhl “Socialization.” The word all homeschoolers hate. Not because we hate socialization, but because, even today, some relatives and even complete strangers keep asking us about it. As parents of kids with special needs, we do want to help our kids develop social […]

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September 17, 2014

Courageous kids, not cocky

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Part 3 of the Encouraging Your Child series by Kathy Kuhl, adapted from her coming book, Encouraging Your Child. In my last two posts of this series, I discussed what to praise: effort, perseverance, success (large and small), and progress. Today, let’s look at how to praise our children more effectively. Praise Specifically It is […]

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September 10, 2014

A book for dads of kids with special needs

Another Kind of Courage by Mazza & Bundy

Another Kind of Courage: God’s Design for Fathers of Families Affected by Disability by Doug Mazza and Steve Bundy Review by Kathy Kuhl As I speak with parents around the world, the fathers stand out in my memory. I meet dads who listen silently as their wives talk with me and dads who have a […]

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September 03, 2014

Raising kids who won’t give up

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Encouraging Your Child series by Kathy Kuhl, Part 2 Adapted from Kathy’s upcoming book, Encouraging Your Child Last time, I began to explain how to encourage our children, specifically what to praise when your child is struggling. Here are two more tips: Praise their successes When our children succeed, whether it’s a rare event or […]

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