June 22, 2017

Why Freshman Fail and How to Avoid It! – Review of Carol Reynolds’ book

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by Kathy Kuhl Every summer, families celebrate graduations and prepare to send students off to college. Every year, some freshmen drop out of college. No one likes to think about it. We prepare for college life, buying bedding and fans, computers and electronics, cleaning supplies and posters. But what worries us most is the thing […]

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June 15, 2017

What’s Best for the Kids: Lessons from a Homeschool Veteran

Walt and Margaret Cranor homeschooled their five children, and helped many homeschool families.

By Kathy Kuhl In homeschool communities, experienced parents pass along their wisdom to new homeschoolers. This process is invaluable to homeschooling. Because of their willingness to help others, these experienced parents save the rest of us a lot of mistakes. One such parent is my sister-in-law, Margaret Kuhl Cranor. In 1997, I was a bit […]

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June 08, 2017

College Accommodations and Self-Advocacy Part II

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By Kathy Kuhl In last week’s post, I discussed self-advocacy for students with learning challenges, especially in the context of college. In today’s post I’d like to answer some questions about college accommodations and discuss in more detail some of the practical aspects of accommodations. How to evaluate college accommodations As Dr. Stan Shaw explains, colleges […]

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June 01, 2017

College Accommodations and Self-Advocacy Part I

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By Kathy Kuhl Can your child with learning challenges make it through college? When you are homeschooling a ten-year-old who cannot read or a twelve-year-old who still struggles with math facts, thinking about college seems unrealistic. College can look like just one more goal your child may not reach. Self-advocacy is one key to success–whether […]

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May 25, 2017

Help Writing Numbers & Other Math Freebies from Real Pros

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By Kathy Kuhl In today’s post, I share math resources from experts in teaching math to kids with challenges. Most of these resources are free. Writing numbers is tough for some kids Does your child write numbers backwards? Or does his or her hand move the wrong direction, pushing the pencil up to draw a […]

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May 18, 2017

9 Ways to Exercise Differently

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By Kathy Kuhl When your child learns differently, they may also enjoy sports and physical activity differently than their peers. Whether your child enjoy sports or hates exercise, here are some thing you can do to make exercise more fun for them: 1: Think beyond the ball! Games that require throwing and catching may require […]

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May 11, 2017

Do Fidget Spinners Help? 5 Rules for Finding Fidgets To Improve Focus

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By Kathy Kuhl For some people, sitting still is so hard that they can’t sit still and listen, think, or do much else. These folks need something to do with their hands to help them keep still and focus. Some people fiddle with a paperclip, click a ballpoint pen, jiggle coins in a pocket, or […]

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May 01, 2017

Homeschool a child with special needs? Not as crazy as it sounds

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by Kathy Kuhl Know someone who is thinking of homeschooling a child with special needs? Know someone telling you you can’t homeschool a child who learns differently? Join me for a free webinar on homeschooling children with special needs. It’s on Tuesday, May 2, 11 AM EDT. I’ll post the talk on the “past talks” page. […]

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April 27, 2017

More Life Skills for Teens

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By Kathy Kuhl Part 4 of a series on life skills (which began here). Once I met a new mom at our homeschool group, who asked how old my kids were. When I told her, my oldest was then eighteen, she replied, “Oh, then you’re done!” I smothered a chuckle. I know what she meant. […]

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April 20, 2017

Money Skills for Teens

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by Kathy Kuhl Part 3 of a series on life skills (which began here). My kid bought a $36 soda Remember several years ago, when banks got bad publicity for charging $35 overdraft fees on debit cards? For struggling learners those fees were especially painful. Some consumers thought that a debit card purchase would be […]

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