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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August 18, 2015

Free on Kindle Wednesday only: Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner

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I’m happy to announce that today Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner is available on Kindle. Now you can read it with the Kindle app on your laptop, Android phone or tablet, iPad, or iPhone. Our readers been asking for this, and we’ve been working at it for over a year. We know the paperback is packed […]

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March 03, 2015

Two secrets to finding help in far-off places

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Weary from hunting for help for your child? Can’t find professionals you can communicate with, who understand your kid”s unusual mix of gifts and difficulties? No matter how isolated you’re feeling, chances are you aren’t as isolated as some of the parents I spoke to last week, at an education conference for English-speaking expats in […]

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January 23, 2015

Encouraging Your Child, my latest book

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By Kathy Kuhl How do you help your children keep going despite setbacks? What’s the best way to use rewards and treats? How can we avoid accidentally discouraging kids? How do we train our kids to become adults who will encourage themselves when times are hard? In my new book, Encouraging Your Child, you’ll find these […]

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November 18, 2014

Thankful for your kids? Do they know?

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by Kathy Kuhl Are you thankful for your children? Do they know it? Some kids have no clue what their parents like about them. Some parents would be horrified to know this. We keep our eyes on our long term goals for our kids. So sometimes when our children fail, we speak up at such […]

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November 11, 2014

Helping our kids succeed

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By Kathy Kuhl. Part 4 of a series, from her upcoming book, Encouraging Your Child. How can we encourage our kids while we correct them? We can’t pretend everything they do is wonderful. (“Great job breaking the dishes, Joey!” “Way to make your little brother mad, Karina!”) To end this four-part series on how encourage […]

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October 08, 2014

Secrets of Social Success

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(Part 3 on finding the right extra-curricular activities) By Kathy Kuhl Last time, I wrote about helping your child with learning challenges get ready for their new group (a club, scouts, choir, or the like.) But for some kids, getting the work done and getting the gear together is the easy part. It’s the social […]

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September 17, 2014

Courageous kids, not cocky

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Part 3 of the Encouraging Your Child series by Kathy Kuhl, adapted from her coming book, Encouraging Your Child. In my last two posts of this series, I discussed what to praise: effort, perseverance, success (large and small), and progress. Today, let’s look at how to praise our children more effectively. Praise Specifically It is […]

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