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Understanding Dyslexia

The Elementary Years With Dyslexia

The Elementary Years With Dyslexia

After 30 years of parenting and homeschooling my seven kids with dyslexia, here is what you need to know about the elementary years with dyslexia. I met with some of my online mentoring group parents last week in our monthly Elementary Age Live Chat. Meeting live on...

Dyslexia: A Complex Diagnosis

Dyslexia: A Complex Diagnosis

I talk to a lot of parents who are confused by their kids' learning struggles. It is vital to understand that dyslexia is a complex diagnosis that affects more than reading, writing, and spelling. If you're new to the world of kids who struggle to learn - WELCOME!...

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Kids Homeschool Assessment

Kids Homeschool Assessment

You know the old saying "Ain't Mom happy, ain't no one happy"? In my 30 years of parenting, I have come to understand that "Ain't the kids happy, ain't no one happy" is also true. Do this quick Kids Homeschool Assessment to find out how your kids really feel about...

Homeschooling Kids With Dyslexia:  Grades 1 – 3

Homeschooling Kids With Dyslexia: Grades 1 – 3

What to expect, setting goals and the best curriculum choices for homeschooling kids with dyslexia in grades 1 - 3. I am a firm believer in the benefits of homeschooling kids with dyslexia.  I should know really.  I've been homeschooling kids with dyslexia...

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How to Choose the Best Dyslexia Options

How to Choose the Best Dyslexia Options

There are so many good resources for teaching kids with dyslexia it can be hard to know what the best dyslexia options are. We're well into the school year now. The honeymoon period with its excitement over new curricula, courses, and co-ops has ended and we are faced...

When to Take a Break From Reading Instruction

When to Take a Break From Reading Instruction

Does your child shut down when it comes to reading? Do they cry or berate themselves or refuse to do their reading lessons? It may be time to take a break from reading instruction. The scenario is not uncommon. For a variety of reasons, children can come to resist...

Four Ways to Troubleshoot Learning Struggles

Four Ways to Troubleshoot Learning Struggles

Using weekly review planning sheets helps me to troubleshoot my kids' learning struggles with confidence. Many of us have spent a lot of time over the summer planning and preparing for the current school year. Maybe you joined one of my coaching groups or you went to...

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The Elementary Years With Dyslexia

The Elementary Years With Dyslexia

After 30 years of parenting and homeschooling my seven kids with dyslexia, here is what you need to know about the elementary years with dyslexia. I met with some of my online mentoring group parents last week in our monthly Elementary Age Live Chat. Meeting live on...

High School ADHD and Dyslexia Homeschool Curriculum

High School ADHD and Dyslexia Homeschool Curriculum

This year, I am homeschooling a 9th grader with ADHD and dyslexia. Here are our curriculum choices for high school. We’ve gone from homeschooling a houseful of struggling learners while juggling toddlers and babies, to homeschooling just two kids this year. This year...

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High School ADHD and Dyslexia Homeschool Curriculum

High School ADHD and Dyslexia Homeschool Curriculum

This year, I am homeschooling a 9th grader with ADHD and dyslexia. Here are our curriculum choices for high school. We’ve gone from homeschooling a houseful of struggling learners while juggling toddlers and babies, to homeschooling just two kids this year. This year...

A Surprising Benefit of Homeschooling

As more and more of my kids graduate from homeschooling, I have observed a surprising benefit. I was talking with my adult daughter this morning. She was lamenting the oddly annoying behaviors of some of the younger employees where she works. It was as if they had no...