Kristine Barnett’s The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing Genius

Review by Kathy Kuhl. Kris and Mike Barnett had a bright, smart baby. Jake was sounding out short words at age one. But a few months later, he spoke less and less and stopped making eye contact. He disengaged from his family and the world. After months of in-home therapy for speech and developmental delays, […]

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25 Tips for Holidays with Less Stress

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By Kathy Kuhl      Feeling holiday stress? Are you as behind as I am this holiday season? I haven’t felt this far behind since I had bronchitis! Here are some things I’m doing to cope, and more ideas from others. Basics Exercise! Both you and your children will benefit. One reason I’m writing less […]

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Twice Exceptional: What It Means, Why It Matters

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by Kathy Kuhl        (Part 1; part 2 next week) What is twice exceptional? Nearly everyone who reads this blog has an “exceptional” child. Exceptional means out of the ordinary. But twice-exceptional (2E for short) has a technical meaning in education. That meaning can lead to special help for special students. Even if your child is […]

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Summer Holidays: Fun, fizzle, or flame out?

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By Kathy Kuhl     For most families, thoughts of a summer holiday–with family picnics, parades, fireworks, and other patriotic celebrations–are happy thoughts. But for some of us with kids who learn differently, they are times of stress. Are you longing for fireworks without emotional fireworks? Cookouts without meltdowns? Parades without panic? Manage your hopes You […]

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Homeschooling When Learning Isn’t Easy: Book review

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by Kathy Kuhl          Review of Homeschooling When Learning Isn’t Easy, by Heather Laurie. Are you considering homeschooling because you have several children with special needs? Are therapies and hospitalizations a regular part of your life? Do you want encouragement from a Christian mother who’s been down that road? Meet Heather Laurie Heather […]

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8 Steps to help your kids resist abuse

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By Kathy Kuhl         I’ve written before about preparing our children to resist and report abuse and attempted abuse, but the trial of Brock Turner has raised issues that are especially important for our kids who struggle to learn. I don’t recommend you talk to your children about R- and X-rated details of […]

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7 Steps to Beginning to Homeschool

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by Kathy Kuhl     One day last week, four new families talked to me about how to begin to homeschool. They each had a child for whom school wasn’t working. Here’s what I’d say to anyone starting out: 1. Don’t panic. You’ve always been responsible for your child’s education. You just outsourced it to a […]

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