Life Skills

Get Help Teaching Life Skills to Kids

Get Help Teaching Life Skills to Kids

Parents often lack direction when it comes to teaching life skills to their kids. We talk a lot about curriculum over on the Homeschooling With Dyslexia web site and blog. Choosing just the right curriculum that works best with our kids’ unique learning ability is one...

Simple Strategies to Teach Kids Time Management

Simple Strategies to Teach Kids Time Management

I didn't know whether I should be relieved or disappointed when I learned that 40-60% of people with dyslexia also had some form of attention issue.  What I do know now is that some of my kids aren't naturally organized (ahem) and that they need to be explicitly...

Help for Your Hopelessly Unorganized Child

Help for Your Hopelessly Unorganized Child

Do you have a child who is hopelessly unorganized? This is the child who can never find their pack pack, school books or soccer cleats? Oftentimes these kids are not just disorganized with their belongings but also with their thoughts. They have difficulty starting...

How to Teach Kids About the Power of a Growth Mindset

How to Teach Kids About the Power of a Growth Mindset

Kids with a growth mindset are more engaged and motivated learners. Here are some ideas of how to teach a growth mindset. I was so excited to learn about how a growth mindset can dramatically improve a child’s academic performance and motivation to learn, that I set...

Teaching the Distracted Child

Teaching the Distracted Child

As if homeschooling isn't enough of a challenge, teaching a distracted child who has trouble focusing is even harder. Not all kids with ADD or ADHD have dyslexia but it is believed that about 40% of dyslexic kids have some sort of problem focusing.  I have shared in...