March 22, 2016

Loving a child with challenges: Review of The Book About James

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Review by Kathy Kuhl of The Book About James by Julia Gray – Thoughts from a parent of a child with challenges When you discover you have a child with learning difficulties or any disability, you start on a journey. In The Book about James, Julia Gray frankly shares her story about her life with a son with […]

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December 22, 2015

Grace & Gratitude When Life Hurts

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By Kathy Kuhl Grace in difficult times—an odd topic for Christmas? It’s certain that sometime our kids will suffer. (Some of you are watching your children suffer today. I am sorry.) But strip back the years on the Christmas story and consider—a pregnant young engaged woman, with no family but her fiancé nearby, nowhere to […]

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November 24, 2015

Thankful to whom?

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Everyone talks about feeling grateful this time of year, that is, when we aren’t talking about feasting, football, and all the holiday and food preparation. I’m a Christian, so I appreciate the holiday’s roots, going back to thanking God for our many blessings. I encourage you, and myself, to thank God. There are millions of gifts […]

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November 17, 2015

How a psychologist can help

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By Kathy Kuhl Sometimes our children struggle with learning, behavior, or emotional problems.  Here’s more from my interview with psychologist Dr. Richard Ruth about taking a child to a psychologist. Part 1 is here. KK: How do I know whether to take my child to a psychologist or a neuropsychologist? RR: They offer different points of […]

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November 10, 2015

Could a psychologist help your kid?

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By Kathy Kuhl Sometimes parents consider a child’s difficulties and wonder if a mental health professional might help. But they have concerns. So this fall, I interviewed Dr. Richard Ruth, a psychologist practicing in Silver Spring, MD. How do parents approach psychologists? When should we consider taking a child or teen to a psychologist? How […]

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October 27, 2015

Understanding what learning disabilities feel like

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Special web tools and videos to help you and your family understand your child’s challenges By Kathy Kuhl October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month. It’s also ADHD Awareness Month. And with just a few days left, I didn’t want you to miss the special opportunities you have to learn more about challenges your child may […]

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September 15, 2015

In over your head?

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Feeling that you’re nearly in over your head? For most of us, the pace picks up in the fall. Classes, lessons, and therapies resume, and we get busier. One afternoon in June, I was literally in over my head. Between homeschool conferences in Washington and California, friends took us to beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, […]

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September 01, 2015

The secret for a better homeschool this year

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by Kathy Kuhl What’s the best thing you can do to help your homeschool succeed this year? There’s a secret technique you may be missing. Plan ahead? You know about that. Pray? If ever you pray, it’s when you take on a challenge like this. You already know to pray for wisdom, patience, health, and […]

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August 04, 2015

Calming the angry child

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By Kathy Kuhl How do you help an angry child? To help the child exercise self-control, we have to control ourselves, keep everyone safe, and then consider what will settle them. One mother I interviewed for Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner told a story illustrating this. At a playground, a child took something from her son. […]

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July 21, 2015

Hidden Cost of Learning Disabilities for Family Life

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When we find out a child has a learning disability, we often first think of how he or she struggles with academic work. It’s easy to overlook the hidden costs and the hidden pain of learning disabilities. Sarah Entine unveils how learning disabilities affect family and social life in her engaging, honest, award-winning film, Read […]

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