September 04, 2020

Kathy gives homeschool consultations: your first is free

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By Kathy Kuhl     Want to talk? Homeschooling someone with a learning disability or other challenge that makes learning more challenging. Some of you have been asking what’s involved in my private homeschool consultations. While I’ve been providing them for years, it’s time to let more of you know. I give free 20-minute initial consultations […]

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March 20, 2020

When kids can’t sit still and work

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by Kathy Kuhl    Part 3 of the Coronavirus Homeschool Survival Guide “Focus!” “Pay attention!” “Why don’t you sit down and get to work?”  Your children and teens can have trouble settling down to their schoolwork for lots of reasons. Today I’ll look at what can keep them from sitting still. We’ll see how we […]

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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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October 12, 2017

Tips for Distractible Moms

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By Kathy Kuhl Whatever the cause of your distraction, these tips can help you stay on target! Be Smart about Smartphones Don’t keep your smartphone next to your bed at night. If you’re worried about missing an important message from kids or other family, turn up the volume. Some smartphones have a “Do not disturb” […]

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July 27, 2017

6 Travel tips for distractible kids

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By Kathy Kuhl How do we help our kids when they have to sit and travel? Long times in the car or plane can make anyone restless. It drive kids crazy, especially those who have trouble sitting still. Of course, sitting to travel is not just a summer problem. Children have to sit on the […]

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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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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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July 06, 2016

Falling furniture, impulsive kids

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by Kathy Kuhl     To keep a little one safe can be a big job, even when they don’t climb furniture. Many of you are doing this while homeschooling a child with challenges. Some of us have older kids that still act like preschoolers, so we are still on alert. Impulsive children try things we never thought […]

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May 31, 2016

Teaching a Child with Special Needs: Book Review

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Book review by Kathy Kuhl Judith Munday’s new book is out at last: Teaching a Child with Special Needs at Home and at School. That’s good news for homeschoolers with children with learning challenges. Back in the 1990s, when I was a new homeschooler, Judi was the first expert I heard who understood homeschooling students with special […]

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April 26, 2016

More algebra with manipulatives

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by Kathy Kuhl Last time, I began explaining bean algebra—a way to solve linear equations using beans. Manipulatives are simply objects you handle to help you understand a concept. The containers represent the variable x. I labeled mine with post-its. Last week, I showed you how to use beans to model equations like 14 =2x. Click here if […]

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