February 24, 2016

How to find time to read

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By Kathy Kuhl Reading is one of my favorite things to do. But when I homeschooled, finding time to read was a big problem. Learning about AD/HD and dyslexia and planning our homeschool took time. Teaching my bright, creative, and highly distractible son took most of my attention. Plus, I drove us to all our […]

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January 06, 2016

Homeschool conventions: why go?

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By Kathy Kuhl Why should you go to a homeschool convention? What makes taking the time and money worthwhile? Some of you have children whose challenges make it difficult for you to get away anytime. Why spend precious free time at a convention? Recently two board members of one state organization explained the goals for their state […]

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December 22, 2015

Grace & Gratitude When Life Hurts

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By Kathy Kuhl Grace in difficult times—an odd topic for Christmas? It’s certain that sometime our kids will suffer. (Some of you are watching your children suffer today. I am sorry.) But strip back the years on the Christmas story and consider—a pregnant young engaged woman, with no family but her fiancé nearby, nowhere to […]

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November 17, 2015

How a psychologist can help

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By Kathy Kuhl Sometimes our children struggle with learning, behavior, or emotional problems.  Here’s more from my interview with psychologist Dr. Richard Ruth about taking a child to a psychologist. Part 1 is here. KK: How do I know whether to take my child to a psychologist or a neuropsychologist? RR: They offer different points of […]

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November 10, 2015

Could a psychologist help your kid?

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By Kathy Kuhl Sometimes parents consider a child’s difficulties and wonder if a mental health professional might help. But they have concerns. So this fall, I interviewed Dr. Richard Ruth, a psychologist practicing in Silver Spring, MD. How do parents approach psychologists? When should we consider taking a child or teen to a psychologist? How […]

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October 13, 2015

Kids, trauma, and PTSD: Book Review

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Does My Child Have PTSD? What do To When Your Child Is Hurting from the Inside Out by Jolene Philo Book review by Kathy Kuhl Kids with PTSD? Isn’t that just for soldiers and civilians caught in combat? Jolene Philo explains why not—and much more—in this excellent book. [Kathy’s series on teaching struggling writers resumes next week.] […]

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July 14, 2015

Can’t see beyond your paperwork?

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By Kathy Kuhl Last month I had the privilege of walking to Myrtle Falls, in Mt. Rainier National Park. (Thanks, Washington Homeschool Organization, for having me speak at your convention. What a beautiful state!) Dazzled by the beauty of the massive volcano and its glaciers, we walked through John Muir’s favorite Alpine meadow, with gorgeous […]

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May 12, 2015

Your child’s mental health

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by Kathy Kuhl Sometimes when children struggle with learning challenges, they also struggle with their mental health. I’ve talked with hundreds of homeschooling parents and a few have told me that their children suffer from depression, anxiety disorder, or bipolar disorder. Don’t assume… Don’t assume that if your child needs professional help, that means you […]

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June 05, 2014

Tools to fight burnout

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Avoiding Burnout, Part II by Kathy Kuhl [Adapted from Staying Sane as You Homeschool by Kathy Kuhl.] Last time we talked about how to nurture our love for our kids when we are feeling weary. Watching for growth and small steps can help us; looking back a few years can help you see character growing. […]

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