April 01, 2020

My talks for parents “crisis homeschooling” during pandemic

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by Kathy Kuhl         Crisis schooling, emergency homeschooling, school at home, mandatory distance learning–what do you call what you do? And if it’s hard for families with neurotypical children, what about the rest of us? With families home with struggling learners because of the school closings, I’m speaking online more. Parents who […]

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March 14, 2020

Coronavirus homeschool survival guide, part 1

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by Kathy Kuhl    Are you homeschooling because of coronavirus? If your kids were in school, you are probably thinking: I have to stay home and make them do their lessons! Argh! How will I get them to sit? They’ll drive me nuts! How will I get my work done? It’s a special problem for […]

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February 04, 2020

Love Languages for Families with Learning Challenges: Book Review

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by Kathy Kuhl     Review of Sharing Love Abundantly in Special Needs Families: The 5 Love Languages for Parents Raising Children with Disabilities Having a child with special needs is a blessing–and hard work. Our kids face different challenges. One child has trouble reading, another sitting still, another integrating what comes in through his […]

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May 31, 2019

Dealing with Parental Anger: Book Review of Peggy Ployhar’s Be Angry… and Train Your Kids

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By Kathy Kuhl     We parents don’t like to admit our anger with our kids. If our children have learning challenges, we know life is harder for them. So we want to be patient. Nevertheless, our kids and their challenges can annoy and frustrate us. Deliberately or not, our children sometimes act in ways that […]

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December 18, 2018

25 Tips for Holidays with Less Stress

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By Kathy Kuhl      Feeling holiday stress? Are you as behind as I am this holiday season? I haven’t felt this far behind since I had bronchitis! Here are some things I’m doing to cope, and more ideas from others. Basics Exercise! Both you and your children will benefit. One reason I’m writing less […]

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November 20, 2018

Thankfulness Makes All Sweet

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By Kathy Kuhl     This Thanksgiving, I wish you all time to enjoy and hearts to be grateful for your blessings. I write to equip you for helping your kids who learn differently. To do that, I usually write about what’s hard. It’s so easy, when your child is drowning in a sea of schoolwork, […]

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November 15, 2018

Review: No Longer Little: Parenting Tweens with Grace and Hope

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Review by Kathy Kuhl     For parents of children ages 8 to 14 (the “tween” years), there’s new help. While there are books on raising little ones, and resources (and angst) on raising teens, there has been little for the ones in the middle. Hal and Melanie Young, however, recently wrote a clear helpful book […]

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November 01, 2018

A Homeschooler’s Perspective: Two Very Different Learners

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By Kathy Kuhl      Last month, I had coffee with a homeschooler I hadn’t seen in years. We met to talk about what she had learned homeschooling two exceptional, dynamic, and wildly different children.  To preserve her their privacy, I’ll call the mother “Ann.” Doctor suggested her daughter be institutionalized I knew that Ann was […]

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October 25, 2018

When Family Objects to Homeschool

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By Kathy Kuhl     Last week, I posted research showing how effective homeschooling can be for students with learning challenges. You may find it helps relatives understand why you homeschool—or why you want to. But caring for and educating children is an emotional issue. Your relatives’ concerns about homeschool likely come out of a deep concern […]

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October 19, 2018

What the Research Says about Homeschooling Kids with Learning Disabilities

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By Kathy Kuhl      If you homeschool a child with learning differences, you’ve probably been told it’s a bad idea. “You don’t have the training.” “Leave it to the experts.” Some of you even have spouses or ex-spouses who object to your homeschooling.  But there is reputable research to support the choice to homeschool students with […]

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