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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 for the...

Homeschool Kindergarten: Curriculum and Methods

I remember when I first started homeschooling about 100 years ago.  Just kidding, it was only 20 years ago.  There are days, however, when it feels like it's been 100 years!  I was absurdly anxious about homeschooling my Kindergartener.  Nowadays when I have a new...

Classical Conversations and Dyslexia

After homeschooling kids with dyslexia for 20 years, I’ve tried just about every homeschool curriculum out there.  At least it feels that way and a quick look at my bookshelves pretty much confirms it.  Trying, tweaking and switching out homeschool curricula is just...

Homeschool Preschool: Curriculum and Methods

Should your child go to preschool? The fact is, there is no evidence that healthy children from healthy homes benefit from attending preschool at all. Consider homeschool preschool instead. Why talk about choosing to homeschool your preschoolers you might ask?...

How to Homeschool Your Dyslexic 7th Grader

I've been getting a lot of emails recently asking how we homeschool our dyslexic kids in 7th grade.  I think that the concern lies in that we know our kids are getting older and that more and more is going to be required of them academically in the coming years.  If...

Alternatives to a Traditional College Degree

As the mother of 8, seven with dyslexia and two 10th graders looking to their futures, I set out to write this 10-day series on Preparing Your Student with Dyslexia for College Success so that I would have the info that I need to help my dyslexic kids to be successful...