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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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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July 06, 2016

Falling furniture, impulsive kids

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by Kathy Kuhl     To keep a little one safe can be a big job, even when they don’t climb furniture. Many of you are doing this while homeschooling a child with challenges. Some of us have older kids that still act like preschoolers, so we are still on alert. Impulsive children try things we never thought […]

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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 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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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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July 21, 2015

Hidden Cost of Learning Disabilities for Family Life

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When we find out a child has a learning disability, we often first think of how he or she struggles with academic work. It’s easy to overlook the hidden costs and the hidden pain of learning disabilities. Sarah Entine unveils how learning disabilities affect family and social life in her engaging, honest, award-winning film, Read […]

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July 07, 2015

Traveling with exceptional children

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By Kathy Kuhl The young businesswoman walked by me at San Diego airport last month. She paused, turned, looked at the baby in my arms, beamed, and said, “She’s absolutely perfect.” I thanked her, but felt compelled to add, “She cried all the way from New York.” “She’s beautiful,” the woman said, smiled again, and […]

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