September 01, 2016

Replenish, take breaks, avoid burnout

Tags: , , , , ,

by Kathy Kuhl Most of us have just started or are about to start a new school year. While you are opening new books and settling down to work, I want to encourage you to pace yourself, to replenish yourself to you can keep giving to your family all year. Get away to replenish If […]

( Read the full post… )

August 02, 2016

7 ways to help children after adoption

Tags: , , , , , , , , , Adoptive & foster kids have learning challenges, too, sometimes.

by Kathy Kuhl     I often talk with parents who have adopted or are fostering children who learn differently. Sometimes, after a child’s move from a hard situation, parents need extraordinary resources. Favorite resources for families after adoption The Center for Adoption Support and Education (CASE) helps foster and adoptive families. It “promotes adoption awareness, enhances […]

( Read the full post… )

July 27, 2016

Let’s Play Math: review of a book to make math fun

Tags: , , , , , ,

By Kathy Kuhl     Review of Let’s Play Math: How Families Can Learn Math Together—and Enjoy It by Denise Gaskins. 290 pages. Tabletop Academy Press. What if we’ve been teaching mathematics the wrong way? Denise Gaskins’ new book, Let’s Play Math, is revolutionizing how I think about the subject. She is a veteran homeschool mom who […]

( Read the full post… )

July 06, 2016

Falling furniture, impulsive kids

Tags: , , , See InsideEdition.com IKEA drawers story.

by Kathy Kuhl     To keep a little one safe can be a big job, even when they don’t climb furniture. Many of you are doing this while homeschooling a child with challenges. Some of us have older kids that still act like preschoolers, so we are still on alert. Impulsive children try things we never thought […]

( Read the full post… )

June 07, 2016

A new look for a great little book

Tags: , , , , , ,

by Kathy Kuhl I wrote Staying Sane as You Homeschool, a short book to encourage parents as they homeschool. As a parent of a child with learning challenges, I know homeschooling isn’t always easy. Interviewing parents for Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner, I heard many great suggestions that would help any parent homeschooling. But after my book designer, Martha Leone, designed the […]

( Read the full post… )

May 04, 2016

Mother’s Day

Tags: , , , , Doing what matters

by Kathy Kuhl Though my kids are grown, these last two week I’ve been doing important work, like you: changing diapers, reading aloud, interpreting baby talk, fixing snacks. I’ve been caring for my small granddaughter, so my dear daughter could study and write while they visited here. It was delightful. The empty nest seems too quiet now. […]

( Read the full post… )

March 22, 2016

Loving a child with challenges: Review of The Book About James

Tags: , , ,

Review by Kathy Kuhl of The Book About James by Julia Gray – Thoughts from a parent of a child with challenges When you discover you have a child with learning difficulties or any disability, you start on a journey. In The Book about James, Julia Gray frankly shares her story about her life with a son with […]

( Read the full post… )

September 15, 2015

In over your head?

Tags: , , , ,

Feeling that you’re nearly in over your head? For most of us, the pace picks up in the fall. Classes, lessons, and therapies resume, and we get busier. One afternoon in June, I was literally in over my head. Between homeschool conferences in Washington and California, friends took us to beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, […]

( Read the full post… )

February 17, 2015

Too busy, Mom & Dad?

Tags: , , Deer in the snow.

“What can I get done while I’m resting?” I wondered. “Unclear on the concept,” my husband commented. Sometimes, parents get too busy. Then the world becomes more frustrating. At least it seems so, because we get tired and grumpy, like a toddler who needs a nap. We find our stomachs are in knots, we have […]

( Read the full post… )

February 03, 2015

Harnessing a passion for cartoons: a review of Life, Animated

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Review of Ron Suskind’s Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism Audiobook read by Ron and Owen Suskind Review by Kathy Kuhl Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism is a revealing portrait worth the time of anyone interested in family and communication. In the first chapter, “Growing Backward,” author Ron […]

( Read the full post… )