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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August 02, 2016

7 ways to help children after adoption

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by Kathy Kuhl     I often talk with parents who have adopted or are fostering children who learn differently. Sometimes, after a child’s move from a hard situation, parents need extraordinary resources. Favorite resources for families after adoption The Center for Adoption Support and Education (CASE) helps foster and adoptive families. It “promotes adoption awareness, enhances […]

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June 14, 2016

8 Steps to help your kids resist abuse

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By Kathy Kuhl         I’ve written before about preparing our children to resist and report abuse and attempted abuse, but the trial of Brock Turner has raised issues that are especially important for our kids who struggle to learn. I don’t recommend you talk to your children about R- and X-rated details of […]

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June 07, 2016

A new look for a great little book

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by Kathy Kuhl I wrote Staying Sane as You Homeschool, a short book to encourage parents as they homeschool. As a parent of a child with learning challenges, I know homeschooling isn’t always easy. Interviewing parents for Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner, I heard many great suggestions that would help any parent homeschooling. But after my book designer, Martha Leone, designed the […]

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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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