Homeschooling Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia (the 3 D’s)

Homeschooling Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia (the 3 D’s)

When my youngest son was four years old, he attended a sweet little preschool Montessori program. As part of his “graduation” to kindergarten, his teacher prepared a portfolio of his work for us to review at our last parent conference. I loved his teacher. I trusted her. She was engaged, excited to come to work…

Homeschooling A Struggling Reader? 31 Things You Need To Know
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Homeschooling A Struggling Reader? 31 Things You Need To Know

I realize that it was not any one thing that helped my struggling reader. It was all the things. This is everything I want you to know about homeschooling a struggling reader. My youngest son is reading. He is really, truly reading. His reading skills have improved dramatically over the past year. He can play…

Why Is Writing Such A Difficult Subject In Our Homeschool?
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Why Is Writing Such A Difficult Subject In Our Homeschool?

“Why is writing such a difficult subject in our homeschool?” I have been asked this over and over again, especially this year. Writing is not working for a lot of kids right now. Here’s how you can help. Broken pencils. Big tears. Avoidance. Outright defiance. Total breakdowns. These are just some of the words parents…

21 Things You Should Know As A Mom In Your First IEP Meeting (real advice from real moms)

21 Things You Should Know As A Mom In Your First IEP Meeting (real advice from real moms)

If you are a mom headed into your first IEP meeting, please know you are not alone! The following includes crowd-sourced, practical advice, from real moms who have gone before you and are happy to help. For the first time in several years, I sat down in an IEP meeting last Fall. I was overwhelmed,…

The Incredible Value Of Routine And Consistency For Children With Learning Differences
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The Incredible Value Of Routine And Consistency For Children With Learning Differences

My first serious boss, at my first serious job, used to repeat it over and over. It was a mantra to try new approaches, to work harder, to get the job done. A few years later, when I was now the serious boss, I used to say the same thing to my team, expecting creativity,…

What Is The Difference Between Learning Disabilities and Learning Differences?
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What Is The Difference Between Learning Disabilities and Learning Differences?

What’s the difference between learning disabilities and learning differences? Does it matter?   I have been thinking about this a lot lately.  My youngest son continues to struggle academically, in ways that go way beyond helping him learn in a different way. We have tried every single approach I can think of: educational therapy hands-on…

Homeschool High School Math: The Best Decision We Made To Help My Child
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Homeschool High School Math: The Best Decision We Made To Help My Child

When my oldest son continued to struggle with homeschool high school math, this is the very best decision we made to help! Math has been a difficult subject for my oldest son for as long as I can remember.  It started with timed tests back in second grade. It continued with difficulties with algebra. It…