August 23, 2018

Homeschooling kids with ADHD

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By Kathy Kuhl     Know someone considering homeschooling a child with ADHD? While I’m on vacation, here’s a helpful article by Lynn Ticknor, who interviewed me and Melinda Boring for an ADDitude Magazine article on homeschool kids with learning challenges. If you don’t subscribe to ADDitude, consider it. Half its information is on raising kids […]

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August 02, 2018

Learning the Art of Thinking: Review of Alan Jacobs’ book, How to Think

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by Kathy Kuhl     How do you recommend a book called How to Think: A Survival Guide for A World at Odds, without insulting your readers? Author Alan Jacobs recommends saying, “I’m sure you know someone who could benefit from this book.” And I’m sure you do. Why am I reviewing a book on thinking, […]

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July 27, 2018

Taming Smartphones: Using Handheld Tech to Help, Not Hurt

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by Kathy Kuhl     A smartphone is both a great tool and a great distraction. How can we harness the technology to help our struggling learners, without making life harder? Last week in Missouri, I spoke on helping distractible students succeed. For teens, I weighed the pros and cons of carrying smartphones. A few of […]

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July 19, 2018

Something to chew on, for kids that can’t stop

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By Kathy Kuhl     Do you have children who can’t stop chewing on things? Kids and teens with sensory issues and other issues may struggle with this—or give in to it without a thought. No matter how well they know that pencil has been handled by many people, it pops into their mouths. And […]

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July 12, 2018

11 Ways to Make Spelling Practice More Fun

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By Kathy Kuhl          When spelling doesn’t come easily, practicing can be repetitive and boring. Here are some things you can do to keep your child happily working to build their spelling skills: Finger Paint Put finger paint or any colored, gel-like shampoo (such as Prell), in a Ziploc bag. Seal it […]

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July 05, 2018

4 Reasons to Homeschool this Summer

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By Kathy Kuhl           Summer: time for sun, vacation, lazing about—and homeschool? Yes! Even if you aren’t already homeschooling your child, I recommend summertime homeschooling. But the homeschooling I recommend over the summer may not be what you think. I firmly believe that kids and teens need unstructured time. So by […]

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June 28, 2018

Summer Holidays: Fun, fizzle, or flame out?

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By Kathy Kuhl     For most families, thoughts of a summer holiday–with family picnics, parades, fireworks, and other patriotic celebrations–are happy thoughts. But for some of us with kids who learn differently, they are times of stress. Are you longing for fireworks without emotional fireworks? Cookouts without meltdowns? Parades without panic? Manage your hopes You […]

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June 21, 2018

Tech Tools to Help Students Overcome Learning Challenges

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Who can keep track of all the new tricks your computer, tablet, or phone can do? Who can keep up with all the apps in Google Play or the App Store? When you add tracking new accessibility features on top of teaching children or teens with learning challenges or other special needs, it’s hard. But […]

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June 14, 2018

Classes for Homeschooled Students: A Hybrid Approach

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By Kathy Kuhl     How do you homeschool? At the kitchen table, in a co-op where you teach, with DVDs or online classes, or via a paid service? I’ve done them all over the years, as have many other homeschooling parents. Do you know all the options? Do your friends who have children struggling in […]

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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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