Encouragement

Helping the Perfectionist Child

If you prefer to listen to this post, click the play button below. Do you have a perfectionist child?  One that is unsatisfied with pretty much anything they accomplish? Sometimes even when they've done a good job?  It's sad to watch our kids missing out on the joy of...

Dyslexia Success Story: Willard Wigan

Most people are familiar with famous sculptures such as Michelangelo's 'David' or Rodin's 'Thinker'. But have you ever heard of micro-sculpture?  These tiny creations can actually fit in the eye of a needle! Willard Wigan is the micro sculptor whose talent makes...

The Power of Homeschooling

Howdy friends! Can you see it?  That light, shining at the end of the tunnel of another wild and crazy year of homeschooling? Me too!  Our co-op has finished until the Fall.  Our high school senior is ironing her cap and gown and the graduation announcements are in...

Dyslexia Success Story: Erin Brockovich

Erin Brockovich may be best known as the legal assistant responsible for the largest direct-action lawsuit in history, but did you know she is also dyslexic? Early struggles Growing up in Kansas, she struggled in school and recalls feeling overwhelmed by learning even...

Can I Really Homeschool my Child With Dyslexia?

Homeschooling kids with dyslexia, can parents do it? Teaching a child with dyslexia to read, write and spell is a challenge, yes, but with the individualized attention that is inherent in the homeschool environment, not only is it possible, it is actually the best...

Our Family’s Dyslexia Success Story

  I love a good story.  If you've ever wondered who I am and how we got to be homeschooling 8 kids (7 with dyslexia) today is the day I will share how we went from complete confusion to success. Our Dyslexia Story Homeschooling has been a huge part of the past 22...

Teaching Kids With Dyslexia – Am I Doing Enough?

I talk a lot here on the blog about the freedom of homeschooling and the power of individualized instruction and interest-led learning.  I whole-heartedly believe in these facets of teaching kids with dyslexia at home. However, with the freedoms of homeschooling often...

Hope For Parents of Dyslexics

Encouraging parents to understand their kids with dyslexia is something that I love to do. I recently had the following exchange with a parent looking for hope teaching her daughter with dyslexia.  The question seems like one that many people could likely relate to so...

Is My Dyslexic Child Stubborn or Struggling?

Sometimes a student with dyslexia will appear stubborn. Being dyslexic is hard. So how do we know when they are struggling or being stubborn? I received this great question from a reader last week about homeschooling her dyslexic son: Its so hard to know when to push...