April 20, 2017

Money Skills for Teens

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by Kathy Kuhl 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 declined if there was no money in the account. They were […]

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April 13, 2017

Life Skills for Teens with Learning Challenges

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by Kathy Kuhl Part 2 of a series on Life Skills Recently, I spoke on helping teens and young adults with ADHD develop life skills. (The link to the audio is below.) This is important for all teens, but especially those with learning challenges. Young people who struggle with attention or learning don’t pick up […]

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April 06, 2017

Learning Life Skills, Part 1

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by Kathy Kuhl Are your children learning the life skills they will need when they are on their own? Imagine your child, grown up and moving out. As the car pulls away, you call, “Wait! I forgot to teach you how to… file your taxes” or “…find a good repair service” or “…change a flat […]

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February 28, 2017

Siblings of children with learning challenges and other special needs

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by Kathy Kuhl When one of your children needs most of your attention, how do you take care of their siblings? Whether your child has learning challenges, medical issues, or other special needs, one of the many challenges you face is how to make time to care for your other children. How can you stay aware […]

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January 17, 2017

The Motivation Breakthrough: Book Review

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By Kathy Kuhl Review of The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child by Richard Lavoie Richard Lavoie is a world-class teacher with a real heart for children and teens. For many years he headed Eagle Hill School, a school for children with learning disabilities, so he knows about discouraged, frustrated students and […]

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January 03, 2017

Review and refresh before you resume

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by Kathy Kuhl As the holidays wind down, as we put away the Christmas stockings, and get ready to resume teaching our kids, take a few minutes to think about the big picture for your homeschool. Maybe your first thought will be that you’re too tired to get back to homeschooling! Take a day away […]

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December 20, 2016

Teaching tips for kids with attention problems

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by Kathy Kuhl – After launching this series on attention problems (it began with “What is ADD? ADHD? What Parents need to know”), many of you asked for teaching tips. Today’s post is my gift to you–a few highlights from one of my workshops. Links are below. Happy Holidays! 18 Tips to Help a Student with […]

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November 22, 2016

Giving Thanks

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by Kathy Kuhl Homeschooling is underway, the weather is changing, and you have dozens of things to do before the holidays, so I’ll keep this short. As good parents, you’ve been working on your kids manners for years. “What do you say?” we prompt them. “Thank you,” they learn, even when it comes out “Tank […]

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November 15, 2016

What is ADHD? ADD? What parents need to know

By Kathy Kuhl, part 1 of a series      Often parents ask me, “I don’t know much about ADD or ADHD. Is there any good material you could send me to educate myself?” Two more parents asked this last week, prodding me to begin this series on attention deficit disorder. What is Attention Deficit Disorder? […]

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November 02, 2016

Build your child’s empathy

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by Kathy Kuhl         How do we help kids develop empathy? Last week’s blog on how to support friends with children with challenges got me thinking about building empathy in our children and teens. Don’t miss the benefits of your child’s struggle We hate to see our children suffer, but suffering often helps kids […]

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