July 13, 2017

Living with Grace: Making the Most of Life

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by Kathy Kuhl Last month a gracious ninety-four-year-old woman was my hostess for nine days. Grace is a neighbor of my daughter. When she heard I was coming to Southern California to help with the new baby, Grace offered me her guest room, rather than let me rent a hotel room or sleep on my […]

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November 22, 2016

Giving Thanks

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by Kathy Kuhl Homeschooling is underway, the weather is changing, and you have dozens of things to do before the holidays, so I’ll keep this short. As good parents, you’ve been working on your kids manners for years. “What do you say?” we prompt them. “Thank you,” they learn, even when it comes out “Tank […]

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November 02, 2016

Build your child’s empathy

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by Kathy Kuhl         How do we help kids develop empathy? Last week’s blog on how to support friends with children with challenges got me thinking about building empathy in our children and teens. Don’t miss the benefits of your child’s struggle We hate to see our children suffer, but suffering often helps kids […]

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June 08, 2016

One thousand words cannot express

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by Kathy Kuhl You expect that your children will grow up, but some days you see it and it’s better than you imagined. Best wishes to my son and his lovely, kind bride. Counting my blessings, Kathy  

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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 01, 2016

Understand your child’s kind of intelligence

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Book review by Kathy Kuhl of Dr. Kathy Koch’s book 8 Great Smarts: Discover and Nurture Your Child’s Intelligences      “Your child is smart, but does he or she believe it?” When parents come to me for advice at conventions, I often ask about their children’s strengths. Some of us have kids with learning […]

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February 02, 2016

Habits: Building them, breaking them

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by Kathy Kuhl How do we help our kids develop good habits? Why are bad habits so hard to break? “Habits emerge, scientists say, because the brain is constantly looking for ways to save effort,” says Pulitzer Prize winner writer Charles Duhigg in his book, The Power of Habit. When you act by habit, your brain is […]

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December 29, 2015

Before you celebrate the new year, celebrate the old one

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As we enjoy the holidays, I’m taking time this week to review the past year. Can you find an hour or two to do the same? It should encourage you and help you prepare for the months ahead. First, if you have a list of goals for the year, review them. No written goals? Mentally […]

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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 08, 2015

Finding support as you homeschool kids who learn differently

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by Kathy Kuhl Preparing to homeschool children with special needs? It can be scary. Before we start, we plan special curriculum, therapy, and accommodations for our child’s special needs; draft a schedule, and work out logistics. Whew! But don’t overlook a vital part of your homeschool plan: taking care of yourself. Some of us already […]

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