February 17, 2015

Too busy, Mom & Dad?

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“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 […]

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February 03, 2015

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

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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 […]

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January 23, 2015

Encouraging Your Child, my latest book

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By Kathy Kuhl How do you help your children keep going despite setbacks? What’s the best way to use rewards and treats? How can we avoid accidentally discouraging kids? How do we train our kids to become adults who will encourage themselves when times are hard? In my new book, Encouraging Your Child, you’ll find these […]

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December 03, 2014

My Top Ten Holiday Resources & a gift or two

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by Kathy Kuhl For a happier, saner, holiday: Instead of Christmas cards, send Easter cards and letters. Enjoy an Advent calendar. I don’t care if it’s a cheap chocolate one from the grocery store, one of the expensive Lego advent sets, or one you make. I’m fond of the traditional cardboard ones from Germany, which […]

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October 15, 2014

Why change the menu for struggling learners

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By Kathy Kuhl When little Timothy* (name changed) gave me a big smile, I was surprised. When he hugged me, I was floored. Though I’d known him since his birth almost four years before, been to his home often, and regularly been hugged by his parents and sister as they greeted me, Timothy rarely even […]

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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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June 12, 2014

When parents grow weary

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[Adapted from Staying Sane as You Homeschool by Kathy Kuhl.] Feeling frazzled? Or just tired? In this series, so far, I have urged you to focus on loving and enjoying your children, and nurturing your marriage. I saved the most important for last. Take care of yourself. Surprised? I’m not saying “live for yourself.” I […]

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December 06, 2013

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

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Review by Kathy Kuhl of Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting by John Gottman, Ph.D., with Joan DeClaire. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997. 220 pages. 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, […]

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