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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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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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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July 13, 2017

Living with Grace: Making the Most of Life

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by Kathy Kuhl Last month a gracious ninety-four-year-old woman was my hostess for nine days. Grace is a neighbor of my daughter. When she heard I was coming to Southern California to help with the new baby, Grace offered me her guest room, rather than let me rent a hotel room or sleep on my […]

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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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