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14 Important Ways To Help A Struggling Anxious Reader

My son is twelve years old. I clearly remember him in his sweet little preschool classroom at four years old. He loved the arts, the crafts, the playtime and the other children. But the letters, the writing his name, the sounds? Not so much. Even back then, it was obvious that reading was not his strength. He has struggled with […]

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 the value of trade schools […]

This Homeschool Enrichment Program Makes Learning Come Alive

One of the most challenging parts of homeschooling, for me, is finding resources that genuinely interest my kids. This homeschool enrichment program does it for me! When we first started homeschooling ten years ago, I spent so much time looking for curriculum resources that were purely academic. The latest reading program. The newest math manipulatives. The history videos. Once I […]

Anxiety Complicates My Child’s Learning Everyday

When I was in the sixth grade, I ran for student council president. One of the requirements was getting up on stage, in front of the entire school, and giving a speech about why you should be elected. I bombed. For reals. I couldn’t remember the lines I had prepared. I stuttered and started sweating. I ran off the stage […]

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 knowing finding a program that […]

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 to do next. “Do I […]

A Homeschool Reading Program For Older Struggling Readers

My son read his own birthday cards last week. I know this may seem like a small thing, but let me explain. It was his 15th birthday, and this was the very first year he has been able to do it on his own. If you are a parent of an older struggling reader, you know exactly how much this […]