October 25, 2016

Support friends with children with challenges

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By Kathy Kuhl If you are homeschooling a child with learning challenges or special needs, your homeschooling friends may be wondering how to support you. I invite you to share this. More and more people are homeschooling children with challenges. Perhaps you know someone like my friends: Toni adopted her son, whose learning disabilities were complicated […]

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March 08, 2016

What to read to feed your brain

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By Kathy Kuhl Reading is one of my favorite ways to feed my brain. Of course, homeschooling also feeds your mind. Studying with your children keeps you learning, which will keep your brain growing. But reading lets you explore a wider range of subjects that what you are teaching. As I recently wrote, it can be hard to find time to read, […]

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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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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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September 15, 2015

In over your head?

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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, […]

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September 08, 2015

Finding support as you homeschool kids who learn differently

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by Kathy Kuhl Preparing to homeschool children with special needs? It can be scary. Before we start, we plan special curriculum, therapy, and accommodations for our child’s special needs; draft a schedule, and work out logistics. Whew! But don’t overlook a vital part of your homeschool plan: taking care of yourself. Some of us already […]

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September 01, 2015

The secret for a better homeschool this year

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by Kathy Kuhl What’s the best thing you can do to help your homeschool succeed this year? There’s a secret technique you may be missing. Plan ahead? You know about that. Pray? If ever you pray, it’s when you take on a challenge like this. You already know to pray for wisdom, patience, health, and […]

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August 06, 2014

Most neglected tool to help homeschool kids with learning challenges

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by Kathy Kuhl I’ve reviewed many homeschool plans as I consult with new and experienced homeschoolers. I’m usually impressed by their thoughtful, hard work. But they often neglect one vital tool. They don’t plan how to keep themselves going. Don’t forget to take care of yourself. Teaching children with learning challenges is not for wimps, […]

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