May 31, 2019

Dealing with Parental Anger: Book Review of Peggy Ployhar’s Be Angry… and Train Your Kids

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By Kathy Kuhl     We parents don’t like to admit our anger with our kids. If our children have learning challenges, we know life is harder for them. So we want to be patient. Nevertheless, our kids and their challenges can annoy and frustrate us. Deliberately or not, our children sometimes act in ways that […]

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December 18, 2018

25 Tips for Holidays with Less Stress

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[Note: I’m taking two weeks off from blogging to enjoy my family.] By Kathy Kuhl      Feeling holiday stress? Are you as behind as I am this holiday season? I haven’t felt this far behind since I had bronchitis! Here are some things I’m doing to cope, and more ideas from others. Basics Exercise! […]

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November 20, 2018

Thankfulness Makes All Sweet

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By Kathy Kuhl     This Thanksgiving, I wish you all time to enjoy and hearts to be grateful for your blessings. I write to equip you for helping your kids who learn differently. To do that, I usually write about what’s hard. It’s so easy, when your child is drowning in a sea of schoolwork, […]

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November 15, 2018

Review: No Longer Little: Parenting Tweens with Grace and Hope

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Review by Kathy Kuhl     For parents of children ages 8 to 14 (the “tween” years), there’s new help. While there are books on raising little ones, and resources (and angst) on raising teens, there has been little for the ones in the middle. Hal and Melanie Young, however, recently wrote a clear helpful book […]

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November 01, 2018

A Homeschooler’s Perspective: Two Very Different Learners

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By Kathy Kuhl      Last month, I had coffee with a homeschooler I hadn’t seen in years. We met to talk about what she had learned homeschooling two exceptional, dynamic, and wildly different children.  To preserve her their privacy, I’ll call the mother “Ann.” Doctor suggested her daughter be institutionalized I knew that Ann was […]

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October 25, 2018

When Family Objects to Homeschool

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By Kathy Kuhl     Last week, I posted research showing how effective homeschooling can be for students with learning challenges. You may find it helps relatives understand why you homeschool—or why you want to. But caring for and educating children is an emotional issue. Your relatives’ concerns about homeschool likely come out of a deep concern […]

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October 19, 2018

What the Research Says about Homeschooling Kids with Learning Disabilities

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By Kathy Kuhl      If you homeschool a child with learning differences, you’ve probably been told it’s a bad idea. “You don’t have the training.” “Leave it to the experts.” Some of you even have spouses or ex-spouses who object to your homeschooling.  But there is reputable research to support the choice to homeschool students with […]

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June 28, 2018

Summer Holidays: Fun, fizzle, or flame out?

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By Kathy Kuhl     For most families, thoughts of a summer holiday–with family picnics, parades, fireworks, and other patriotic celebrations–are happy thoughts. But for some of us with kids who learn differently, they are times of stress. Are you longing for fireworks without emotional fireworks? Cookouts without meltdowns? Parades without panic? Manage your hopes You […]

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February 22, 2018

Three Steps to Protect our Kids from Abusers

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By Kathy Kuhl     I don’t know any parents eager to talk to their kids about sexual abuse. But making body parts and sex unmentionable is more dangerous than being uncomfortable. I don’t want us to be paranoid, but “wise as serpents, innocent as doves.” This is a sad topic to consider, but ignoring it […]

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February 28, 2017

Siblings of children with learning challenges and other special needs

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by Kathy Kuhl When one of your children needs most of your attention, how do you take care of their siblings? Whether your child has learning challenges, medical issues, or other special needs, one of the many challenges you face is how to make time to care for your other children. How can you stay aware […]

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