January 17, 2017

The Motivation Breakthrough: Book Review

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By Kathy Kuhl Review of The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child by Richard Lavoie Richard Lavoie is a world-class teacher with a real heart for children and teens. For many years he headed Eagle Hill School, a school for children with learning disabilities, so he knows about discouraged, frustrated students and […]

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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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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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October 13, 2015

Kids, trauma, and PTSD: Book Review

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Does My Child Have PTSD? What do To When Your Child Is Hurting from the Inside Out by Jolene Philo Book review by Kathy Kuhl Kids with PTSD? Isn’t that just for soldiers and civilians caught in combat? Jolene Philo explains why not—and much more—in this excellent book. [Kathy’s series on teaching struggling writers resumes next week.] […]

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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 28, 2015

When fireworks aren’t pretty

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By Kathy Kuhl Fireworks aren’t so pretty–when they happen at the kitchen table. When my son was in school, some days he’d be so frustrated from trying to decode those dancing letters and not be distracted by his classmates, that he’d come home ready to explode. We homeschooled him for grades 4-12, which helped. But […]

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