May 17, 2018

Why a Classical or Charlotte Mason Approach Can Help a Child Who Learns Differently

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By Kathy Kuhl After I started homeschooling, friends recommended a classical approach. My sister-in-law recommended a Charlotte Mason approach. Both sounded intriguing, but too hard. “My fourth-grader can’t read! You want me to add copywork, nature journalling, Latin, and Great Books to our day? I can’t do it!” As I interviewed parents for Homeschooling Your Struggling […]

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April 10, 2018

How Deschooling Can Help Your Child Recover from Painful School Situations

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by Kathy Kuhl     As a child, I liked school. As an adult, I know many excellent teachers. But some children and teens have very different experiences. They are miserable in school. That’s one reason some of us homeschool. That’s also why some kids need “deschooling.” Yesterday, the mother of such a boy wrote me. […]

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March 08, 2018

18 Tips for a Great Homeschool Convention Experience

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by Kathy Kuhl     Once I heard a convention center employee ask another what people do at a homeschool convention. The second said he guessed we bought textbooks.  That’s like guessing people go to the beach only to swim. It’s not the whole story. Homeschool conventions are not bookstores, just as the beaches I love […]

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March 01, 2018

Manage tasks with less stress

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By Kathy Kuhl     If you homeschool kids, you have a lot to manage. But when you homeschool a child with learning challenges, special needs, and/or giftedness, you don’t just need lists. You need sub-lists, lists that repeat, lists to save for next year. Some of us have distractible kids, and some of us are […]

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January 04, 2018

Goals help you gear up for growth

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By Kathy Kuhl Happy New Goals! I hope you’ve had a rest or at least a change of pace over the holidays. As we return to our homeschooling, it’s a great time to review and perhaps revise our goals. If you need to set or revise goals for this year and would like some help, […]

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December 14, 2017

What about High School Credits, Diplomas, and Transcripts?

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By Kathy Kuhl          When I speak on homeschooling high school students with learning challenges, parents often ask: What about transcripts? How do I decide when and whether to give a diploma? Often, I receive some version of this question, which came up on a Facebook group recently: Do you ever worry that your student will […]

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October 26, 2017

Six Reasons to Attend a Special Needs Homeschool Conference

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by Kathy Kuhl In three weeks, I’m going to a special event in Orlando. Not Disney World, not Harry Potter World, but a special needs homeschool conference for gifted and struggling learners. Here’s why you should go. Or, if you cannot, here’s why to attend one of the others listed below. 1. Peers Homeschooling a […]

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September 21, 2017

Homeschooling in Kindergarten with Special Needs

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by Kathy Kuhl     Can you homeschool a small child with severe disabilities for kindergarten? It’s not for everyone. However, sometimes it’s the best option, and I’ve met several families who’ve done it successfully. There are advantages. You have more flexibility to adapt the schedule than a schoolteacher does, working around therapies, doctors’ appointments, and […]

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September 14, 2017

Facing our Fears of Homeschooling

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by Kathy Kuhl Since most families have recently restarted their homeschools this time of year, now is a good time to consider our attitudes.  The start of an academic year usually cheers me up: new books, new tools, a new start. But some kids don’t feel that way. They dread the start of studies. They […]

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May 01, 2017

Homeschool a child with special needs? Not as crazy as it sounds

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by Kathy Kuhl Know someone who is thinking of homeschooling a child with special needs? Know someone telling you you can’t homeschool a child who learns differently? Join me for a free webinar on homeschooling children with special needs. It’s on Tuesday, May 2, 11 AM EDT. I’ll post the talk on the “past talks” page. […]

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