iPad and iPhone apps

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When folks ask about iPad and iPhone apps, it’s hard to pick a few to show because they do so many different things. If I show you two, the four I don’t show may be the ones that look worthwhile to you or interest your child. Nevertheless, here is one favorite,iWriteWords. There is a free […]

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Christine Fields’ book, Homeschooling the Challenging Child

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Review by Kathy Kuhl In Homeschooling the Challenging Child, Christine Field provides a useful guide for parents of children with learning or attention difficulties, strong wills, and other personality traits that make homeschooling harder. Field, a trial lawyer turned homeschooling mom who homeschools her four very different children in Wheaton, Illinois, wrote a well-organized and clear book. […]

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Carol Barnier’s How To Get Your Child Off the Refrigerator and On To Learning

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 Review by Kathy Kuhl How to Get Your Child Off the Refrigerator and On to Learning: Homeschooling Highly Distractible, ADHD, or Just Plain Fidgety Kids. [See below to order] When I first saw this title, I said, “Well, my child’s not hyperactive,” and thought the book wasn’t for me. I wish I’d seen the subtitle. […]

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Heads Up Helping! by Melinda L. Boring

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Review by Kathy Kuhl: Heads Up Helping: Teaching Tips and Techniques for Working With ADD, ADHD, and Other Children with Challenges Melinda L. Boring is not the least bit boring. This homeschooling mother of three and speech pathologist has written a book filled with practical advice for teaching struggling learners. Her writing is clear and easy […]

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The Big WHAT NOW Book of Learning Styles by Carol Barnier

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Review by Kathy Kuhl Different children learn differently. Many authors have described these differences and shown us how to figure out our children’s learning styles. But homeschoolers always want to know, “How do I apply this theory to my homeschool? What now?” In her latest book, The Big WHAT NOW Book of Learning Styles, Carol Barnier provides […]

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Home Schooling Children with Special Needs by Sharon C. Hensley, MA

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Review by Kathy Kuhl I am excited that Sharon Hensley has updated her book; the 1995 edition has been hard to find. This new edition offers more resources and is easy to read, with very short chapters; many are five pages long, making it easy to read in limited time. Her approach is realistic and […]

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ADHD & Me: What I Learned From Lighting Fires at the Dinner Table by Blake E.S. Taylor

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New Harbinger, 2007. 176 pages. ISBN: 978-1-57224-522-8 Any parent of a teen with learning problems will be encouraged to see another teen with those problems is able to write a book. How much more encouraging when it’s a well-organized, helpful book. This book is not a “Here’s how I did it” success story, but a […]

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The Mislabeled Child by Brock Eide, M.D., M.A., and Fernette Eide, M.D.

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Looking Beyond Behavior to Find the True Sources—and Solutions—for Children’s Learning Challenges Hyperion, 2007. 510 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4013-0899-5 Review by Kathy Kuhl Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide have tackled a tough task: explaining many different kinds of learning problems in clear language with practical advice. The result is impressive. If the size—over 500 pages—puts you […]

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Raise Your Child’s Social IQ by Cathi Cohen, L.C.S.W.

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Review by Kathy Kuhl Raise Your Child’s Social I.Q. guides parents to help develop their children’s social skills. A mother and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with fifteen years of experience running a mental health practice and counseling children and adolescents, Cohen has written a clear, practical book to help us apply the principles she developed […]

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