Teaching Textbooks 4.0 For Children With Learning Differences
Homeschooling | Learning Differences

Teaching Textbooks 4.0 For Children With Learning Differences

My oldest son is graduating this year. In just four short months, our time together homeschooling will be finished. One of the subjects that caused the greatest concern and frustration for him (and for me!) was always math. Part of it is the very real fact that he has dyscalculia. Part of it was not…

Is It Time To Have My Child Professionally Evaluated?
Homeschooling | Learning Differences

Is It Time To Have My Child Professionally Evaluated?

It’s one of the most common questions I hear from other moms, particularly moms with wonderfully different little ones. It’s a question that I asked myself and others, over and over again, for both of my boys. It’s a question that I would think about at night, unable to sleep, trying to figure out what…

The Pros And Cons Of Homeschooling A Struggling Learner
Homeschooling | Learning Differences

The Pros And Cons Of Homeschooling A Struggling Learner

Homeschooling a struggling learner is not what I thought it would be. It’s so much better and in some ways, worse.  When my son was in public school, I spent a lot of time daydreaming about what it would be like if I could stay home with him and homeschool. No drop-off meltdowns. No calls…

10 Things You Can Do Right Now To Help A Resistant Learner
Homeschooling | Learning Differences

10 Things You Can Do Right Now To Help A Resistant Learner

This is what you can do right now to help a resistant learner.  There is no way I could’ve possibly tracked how many pencils my son has broken over the years.  Let’s just say a lot, OK? It’s his go-to method of shutting down whatever it is we are working on. I honestly think he…

What It’s Really Like When Your Child Has An IEP
Learning Differences | Special Education At Home | Special Needs

What It’s Really Like When Your Child Has An IEP

It often surprises people to learn to homeschoolers can also have IEP’s through their school districts. This is our story. This is what it’s really like when your child has an IEP. I recently completed a mid-year IEP meeting for my youngest son. It went about as well as it could go. And it was…

Understanding My Child’s Learning Differences
Dyslexia | Homeschooling | Learning Differences

Understanding My Child’s Learning Differences

I am only now, nine years into this homeschooling thing, really beginning to understand my child’s learning differences. It has been worth taking the time to really learn what he needs and why. My youngest son was in preschool for two and half years. He loved it. Except when they colored letters, wrote their names,…

When Your Middle School Child Is Still Struggling To Read
Dyslexia | Learning Differences

When Your Middle School Child Is Still Struggling To Read

This is what it’s like when your middle school child is still struggling to read.  It began when my son was about ten. Suddenly, he realized that all of his friends were able to read. More importantly, he realized that he wasn’t. He knew about his dyslexia diagnosis. He knew that we were still working…