Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: Review of John Gottman’s book

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Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting by John Gottman, Ph.D., with Joan DeClaire. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997. 220 pages. Review by Kathy Kuhl How do your children deal with feelings—their own and other people’s? Not being able to deal with emotion wisely can cripple your children’s future. John Gottman, offers […]

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Welcome, PEATC listeners!

Welcome to LearnDifferently.com! Thanks for listening to Kathy Kuhl speak on “Crisis Time Schooling at Home for Students with Disabilities.” Click here for the handout. Also, you can download information-packed handouts to all Kathy’s talks here. To hear the talk again on YouTube, click here. To receive your free goal-setting guide, sign up for Kathy’s […]

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When kids can’t sit still and work

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by Kathy Kuhl    Part 3 of the Coronavirus Homeschool Survival Guide “Focus!” “Pay attention!” “Why don’t you sit down and get to work?”  Your children and teens can have trouble settling down to their schoolwork for lots of reasons. Today I’ll look at what can keep them from sitting still. We’ll see how we […]

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Twice Exceptional: What Difference It Makes and How to Help

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By Kathy Kuhl     Part 2 of a series on twice exceptional children. Read part one here. Understanding that a child is gifted as well as learning disabled is just as as important as learning either fact on its own. Imagine if Anne Sullivan had known only that Helen Keller was deaf and not blind. It’s […]

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Social Skills: Recommended Products

I recommend the materials below to those looking for information related to social skills for children with learning challenges. Products I’ve reviewed on my blog have a “review” link below the image, if you’d like more detailed information. Note: If you are having trouble viewing the links below, you may need to whitelist this website […]

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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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Welcome, Not-Back-to-School Summit Listeners

Welcome to LearnDifferently.com! Thanks for listening to Kathy Kuhl speak on “Raising a Never-Give-Up Kid!” at the 2016 Not-Back-to-School Summit! To receive your free goal-setting guide, sign up for Kathy’s newsletter by filling out the box below: Click here for the handout for Kathy’s talk at the 2016 Not-Back-to School Summit! You can download information-packed […]

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How to read faces: a vital skill for your child

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By Kathy Kuhl Some children with learning challenges are highly attuned to emotion and can read faces with ease. For other children (and adults, for that matter), faces speak in a code they cannot break. But almost all of us—adults, teens, and children—can improve our ability to read faces. Teens in particular struggle to read […]

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Calming the angry child

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By Kathy Kuhl How do you help an angry child? To help the child exercise self-control, we have to control ourselves, keep everyone safe, and then consider what will settle them. One mother I interviewed for Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner told a story illustrating this. At a playground, a child took something from her son. […]

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When fireworks aren’t pretty

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By Kathy Kuhl Fireworks aren’t so pretty–when they happen at the kitchen table. When my son was in school, some days he’d be so frustrated from trying to decode those dancing letters and not be distracted by his classmates, that he’d come home ready to explode. We homeschooled him for grades 4-12, which helped. But […]

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