July 27, 2017

6 Travel tips for distractible kids

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By Kathy Kuhl How do we help our kids when they have to sit and travel? Long times in the car or plane can make anyone restless. It drive kids crazy, especially those who have trouble sitting still. Of course, sitting to travel is not just a summer problem. Children have to sit on the […]

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July 20, 2017

Self-Advocacy Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities

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Review by Kathy Kuhl      Self-Advocacy Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities: Making It Happen in College and Beyond, by Henry B. Reiff, Ph.D. Your child with learning challenges may be going to college. What help will they need? How will they get it? What can help them navigate the system to get available services? […]

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July 13, 2017

Living with Grace: Making the Most of Life

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by Kathy Kuhl Last month a gracious ninety-four-year-old woman was my hostess for nine days. Grace is a neighbor of my daughter. When she heard I was coming to Southern California to help with the new baby, Grace offered me her guest room, rather than let me rent a hotel room or sleep on my […]

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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 college accommodations and self-advocacy for students with learning challenges, especially in the context of college. In today’s post I’ll answer questions about college accommodations. I’ll discuss some of the practical aspects of accommodations. How to evaluate college accommodations Not all colleges offer the same levels of […]

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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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