September 06, 2018

SPED Homeschool: Resources for Homeschooling Children with Special Needs

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By Kathy Kuhl         Last spring a friend told me about SPED Homeschool, a nonprofit and website serving the homeschooling special needs community. (SPED is short for Special Education.) Since the friend was Cheryl Swope, I paid attention. You may have heard me give workshops with Cheryl. (My review of her excellent book is in the […]

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August 30, 2018

Prep for a New Homeschool Year

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by Kathy Kuhl     You’ve got your new notebooks, new planner, pencils, books, and new curriculum. The homeschool year is about to begin. It’s an exciting time, isn’t it? I love the smell of freshly sharpened pencils, the promise of new books, notebooks,  and planners. It’s a new beginning! So, think you’re ready? No?  (It’s […]

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August 23, 2018

Homeschooling kids with ADHD

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By Kathy Kuhl     Know someone considering homeschooling a child with ADHD? While I’m on vacation, here’s a helpful article by Lynn Ticknor, who interviewed me and Melinda Boring for an ADDitude Magazine article on homeschool kids with learning challenges. If you don’t subscribe to ADDitude, consider it. Half its information is on raising kids […]

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July 05, 2018

4 Reasons to Homeschool this Summer

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By Kathy Kuhl           Summer: time for sun, vacation, lazing about—and homeschool? Yes! Even if you aren’t already homeschooling your child, I recommend summertime homeschooling. But the homeschooling I recommend over the summer may not be what you think. I firmly believe that kids and teens need unstructured time. So by […]

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June 14, 2018

Classes for Homeschooled Students: A Hybrid Approach

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By Kathy Kuhl     How do you homeschool? At the kitchen table, in a co-op where you teach, with DVDs or online classes, or via a paid service? I’ve done them all over the years, as have many other homeschooling parents. Do you know all the options? Do your friends who have children struggling in […]

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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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