Will It Ever Get Easier For My Child With Learning Differences?
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Will It Ever Get Easier For My Child With Learning Differences?

It’s a question so many of us ask, desperate for an answer. Will it ever get easier for my child with learning differences and special needs? Last week, in one of my support sessions with another, sweet mom, we talked about what I call the “messy middle.” I am pretty sure it is a reality…

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,…

As Homeschool Days Turn Into Homeschool Years
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As Homeschool Days Turn Into Homeschool Years

My oldest son completed applications to five different four-year colleges last week. He did it completely on his own, researching the various campuses and the accommodations they provide.  It still floors me, just thinking about it. The truth is, I did not think this would be a viable option for him. I’ve spent years stressing…

Top Ten Posts For Parents Of Children With Learning Differences (2020)
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Top Ten Posts For Parents Of Children With Learning Differences (2020)

We are finally heading into the new year! It is with great pleasure that I share my Top 10 posts for parents of children with learning differences for this past year. 2020, I can’t say I am sad to see you go… Every year, I compile my Top 10 posts for the year. I do…

Is It A Reward or Bribe? How Do I Motivate My Child?
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Is It A Reward or Bribe? How Do I Motivate My Child?

I am asked this question all the time. Is it a reward or a bribe when I try to incentivize my child’s behavior? I work with a family that has super smart and also pretty intense kiddos.  It comes with the giftedness territory and these children are no exception.  Their eleven year old was struggling…