March 08, 2018

18 Tips for a Great Homeschool Convention Experience

Tags: , , homeschool convention tips

by Kathy Kuhl     Once I heard a convention center employee ask another what people do at a homeschool convention. The second didn’t know, but he guessed we bought textbooks.  That’s like guessing people go to the beach to swim. It’s not the whole story. A homeschool convention can features anywhere from dozens to hundreds […]

( Read the full post… )

March 01, 2018

Manage tasks with less stress

Tags: , , , making lists for my lists

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 […]

( Read the full post… )

January 04, 2018

Goals help you gear up for growth

Tags: , , goal setting guide

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, […]

( Read the full post… )

December 14, 2017

What about High School Credits, Diplomas, and Transcripts?

Tags: , , , , , high school

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 […]

( Read the full post… )

October 26, 2017

Six Reasons to Attend a Special Needs Homeschool Conference

Tags: , , , , ,

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 […]

( Read the full post… )

September 21, 2017

Homeschooling in Kindergarten with Special Needs

Tags: , , , , , , , , Homeschool in Kindergarten with Special Needs

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 […]

( Read the full post… )

September 14, 2017

Facing our Fears of Homeschooling

Tags: , , , ,

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 […]

( Read the full post… )

May 01, 2017

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

Tags: , , ,

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. […]

( Read the full post… )

January 17, 2017

The Motivation Breakthrough: Book Review

Tags: , , , , , , , , The Motivation Breakthrough

By Kathy Kuhl Review of The Motivation Breakthrough: 6 Secrets to Turning On the Tuned-Out Child by Richard Lavoie Richard Lavoie is a world-class teacher with a real heart for children and teens. For many years he headed Eagle Hill School, a school for children with learning disabilities, so he knows about discouraged, frustrated students and […]

( Read the full post… )

January 03, 2017

Review and refresh before you resume

Tags: , , , ,

by Kathy Kuhl As the holidays wind down, as we put away the Christmas stockings, and get ready to resume teaching our kids, take a few minutes to think about the big picture for your homeschool. Maybe your first thought will be that you’re too tired to get back to homeschooling! Take a day away […]

( Read the full post… )