April 28, 2015

My Dyslexia: Review of Philip Schultz’s memoir

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By Kathy Kuhl Book Review: Philip Schultz’s My Dyslexia In 2008, at age 63, after a long career writing, Philip Schultz won a Pulitzer prize for Failure, a volume of poetry. Four years before, when one of his sons was diagnosed with dyslexia, Philip realized he was dyslexic, too. After a lifetime of struggles with […]

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April 21, 2015

Is your child time-blind?

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by Kathy Kuhl (Part 2 on helping kids be more punctual. Part 1 is here.) What’s worse: being chronically late—or having a child who is? Either way we feel frustrated and helpless. In my last post, I recommended four ways to train your children to be more aware of how long it takes them to […]

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April 14, 2015

Help your child be more punctual, part 1

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by Kathy Kuhl Late again? I recently saw the Wall Street Journal article “We know why you’re always late.” I thought, “I’ve been found out!” Though I’ve learned how make myself punctual (usually), I know the looming guilt of being late again and disappointing people who think being punctual is just common courtesy. How can […]

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April 14, 2015

Cool trick for correct pencil grip

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by Kathy Kuhl One reason I love speaking at homeschool conventions is what I learn from you. My friend Mary, who works with special needs students, was helping at my booth. Mary showed me how to use two rubber bands to fashion a simple pencil grip, which she models here.           […]

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April 07, 2015

Find the Gaps in Math

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by Kathy Kuhl Last week I explained how to fill in the gaps in your child’s math learning by adding customized daily review of those gap areas. But how do I know what to put on the cards, asks one parent. That depends on what’s missing from your math curriculum. From where I sit, I […]

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April 01, 2015

Filling in the math gaps

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by Kathy Kuhl Make Your Own Math Review Cards for Systematic Refreshers Ever noticed a topic is missing in your child’s math curriculum—or in your child’s general math knowledge? “What? He still doesn’t know days of the week?” “She has no clue how long an inch is.” How do you fill in those gaps? Write […]

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