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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October 25, 2016

Support friends with children with challenges

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By Kathy Kuhl If you are homeschooling a child with learning challenges or special needs, your homeschooling friends may be wondering how to support you. I invite you to share this. More and more people are homeschooling children with challenges. Perhaps you know someone like my friends: Toni adopted her son, whose learning disabilities were complicated […]

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October 04, 2016

Being friends to children with challenges

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by Kathy Kuhl How do we help our kids with special needs find and keep friends? One child’s story is attracting attention lately and can give us an opportunity. Bob Cornelius has a sixth grader with autism, a boy named Christopher, who attends public school. On a bulletin board in his son’s special needs classroom, […]

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September 30, 2016

Suggestions for Your Child’s Homeschool Group Teacher

Mom and co-op teacher talk

by Kathy Kuhl Suppose your child with learning challenges is in a homeschool group or co-op, a scout troop, or other class. The leader or teacher has asked for suggestions how to help your child. What do you say? First, to review my post on communicating with co-op teachers regarding your child’s challenges: Remember to keep it short […]

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September 14, 2016

13 ways to communicate with the co-op teacher

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By Kathy Kuhl As homeschool group classes and co-ops start up, what do we tell the teacher about our child’s learning challenges? Do we say anything? Will we scare them off? Whether to tell a teacher about your child’s learning difficulties is a personal decision. I don’t know your child or your teacher. But here are […]

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