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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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How to Teach Spelling to Kids with Dyslexia

Teaching spelling to kids with dyslexia is similar to teaching reading with a few important differences. I have written a lot about teaching reading to kids with dyslexia but not as much about spelling. I also get a lot of emails from parents concerned about their...

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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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A Day in the Life: Homeschooling With Dyslexia

A Day in the Life: Homeschooling With Dyslexia

It has been a while since I shared what a day in the life of our homeschool with dyslexia looks like. For years I have shared these kinds of posts to show how we juggled the needs of a houseful of dyslexic kids. Today, our dynamic looks a lot different. Who We're...

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...

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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!...

Life Skills

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...

Using Games to Improve Memory and Learning

Using Games to Improve Memory and Learning

Kids who are smart but struggle to learn often have underlying weaknesses in their working memory. Here are some simple games that can be played at home to improve memory. Working memory is the ability to hold pieces of information in your mind (remembering) while...