May 17, 2018

Why a Classical or Charlotte Mason Approach Can Help a Child Who Learns Differently

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By Kathy Kuhl After I started homeschooling, friends recommended a classical approach. My sister-in-law recommended a Charlotte Mason approach. Both sounded intriguing, but too hard. “My fourth-grader can’t read! You want me to add copywork, nature journalling, Latin, and Great Books to our day? I can’t do it!” As I interviewed parents for Homeschooling Your Struggling […]

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May 10, 2018

New Resources to Make Reading Easier

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by Kathy Kuhl     Joan Green is one of the nation’s experts on finding tools to help people with all kinds of learning challenges. I’ve recommended her work in assistive technology before, and now she has new ways to help. Why I like Joan Green’s work Joan keeps up with the fast-growing field of assistive […]

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May 07, 2018

Multisensory Math explained by Marilyn Zecher: Watch soon

By Kathy Kuhl If you’ve heard me speak on teaching math to kids with learning challenges, you know I recommend strategies developed by Marilyn Zecher of the Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Training Center. Some of my best ideas grew out of projects I created while taking her classes. Today’s a rare chance to hear from her […]

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April 10, 2018

How Deschooling Can Help Your Child Recover from Painful School Situations

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by Kathy Kuhl     As a child, I liked school. As an adult, I know many excellent teachers. But some children and teens have very different experiences. They are miserable in school. That’s one reason some of us homeschool. That’s also why some kids need “deschooling.” Yesterday, the mother of such a boy wrote me. […]

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March 08, 2018

18 Tips for a Great Homeschool Convention Experience

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by Kathy Kuhl     Once I heard a convention center employee ask another what people do at a homeschool convention. The second said he guessed we bought textbooks.  That’s like guessing people go to the beach only to swim. It’s not the whole story. Homeschool conventions are not bookstores, just as the beaches I love […]

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March 01, 2018

Manage tasks with less stress

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By Kathy Kuhl     If you homeschool kids, you have a lot to manage. But when you homeschool a child with learning challenges, special needs, and/or giftedness, you don’t just need lists. You need sub-lists, lists that repeat, lists to save for next year. Some of us have distractible kids, and some of us are […]

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February 22, 2018

Three Steps to Protect our Kids from Abusers

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By Kathy Kuhl     I don’t know any parents eager to talk to their kids about sexual abuse. But making body parts and sex unmentionable is more dangerous than being uncomfortable. I don’t want us to be paranoid, but “wise as serpents, innocent as doves.” This is a sad topic to consider, but ignoring it […]

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January 18, 2018

Help for Dyslexic Teens: Never Too Late to Read, a book review

Never Too Late to Read: Language Skills for the Adolescent with Dyslexia by Ann Cashwell Tuley

By Kathy Kuhl Know a dyslexic teen, or any adolescent who struggles with reading? It’s so frustrating for these students and their parents. The students are probably avoiding reading as much as possible, and may be resisting your efforts to teach them. It would be no surprise if they are discouraged. They may even try deny […]

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January 11, 2018

Cathy Duffy’s Curriculum Reviews

By Kathy Kuhl          “What’s a good curriculum for my child?” people ask me. “That’s like asking me ‘What’s a good shoe for my child?’” I reply. I’d need some measurements. I want to know what the child’s good at, what they like, what their goals are. Tap dancers, scholars, and fashion designers need different footwear. […]

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January 04, 2018

Goals help you gear up for growth

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By Kathy Kuhl Happy New Goals! I hope you’ve had a rest or at least a change of pace over the holidays. As we return to our homeschooling, it’s a great time to review and perhaps revise our goals. If you need to set or revise goals for this year and would like some help, […]

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