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Nurturing All the Special Needs in Your Family

by Melissa Dean As mom to four children with special needs, I have made a lot of mistakes juggling family relationships. I wish I could say that the wisdom I share springs from the things I did...

10 Truths About Teaching Kids With Dyslexia

by Marianne Sunderland October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. As a long time homeschooler with 20+ years of experience teaching kids with dyslexia, here are 10 truths I want you to be aware of:...

When You Feel Like Homeschooling Isn’t Working

by Abigail Dunlap, HSLDA Have you hit a wall in your homeschooling and it feels like it’s just not working? Maybe you were talking to another homeschooling parent, reading an article about a high-achieving homeschooler...

Biology and Nutrition

Joseph was an unhappy baby. He didn’t sleep for very long periods and seemed to cry all the time. He did best when he was held and rocked or walked. He spit up after feeding much more than the other babies in the family had. His parents called him their “high maintenance child.” He developed some ear infections that were treated with antibiotics. With the second antibiotic he received, he developed a rash. The doctor said he was allergic to amoxicillin and placed him on another antibiotic. He got over the ear infection, but continued to be whiny and had diarrhea. After one more antibiotic he developed a white coating on his tongue, which the doctor called thrush

Right Brain Math

In the animal kingdom 50% of the animals are “right paw dominant” and 50% are “left paw dominant.” This has been observed when animals press a lever to get more food or water. Human beings are 50% right-brain dominant and 50% left-brain dominant, regardless of hand dominance.

Some parents refer to this as selective hearing, but your child may actually have trouble listening. While hearing is the ability to detect sound, listening is how the brain processes auditory information.

Monitoring Auditory Processing

Language Arts

Smart Kids Who Hate To Write

One of the most common and most misdiagnosed processing problems in children is a blocked writing gate. This is the number one processing glitch in gifted children. Many of these children seem to be “allergic” to their pencil. They break out in whining as soon as they get a pencil or pen in their hand.

When a Child Doesn’t Remember What He Reads

One of the most puzzling situations a homeschooling mother finds herself in is when she has a child who can read the words in a book, but cannot answer the questions or tell her what has just been read. These moms frequently hear the phrase, “I don’t remember,” when queried about the reading material.

Homeschool Priorities: Raising Godly Children by Mary Tanksley

God desires godly children (Malachi 2:15). As homeschooling parents, how can we achieve this huge command? Our homeschooling adventure can be compared to building a temple for God. We are the living...

What is the Definition of a Homeschooler? By Fiona Pudewa

If I were to describe my life as a homeschooler in one word, I would say chaotic. Fortunately, I can’t describe it in one word without thinking what an oxymoronic crime that would be, so I’m afraid...

Planning To Teach by Mary Schofield

The following is an excerpt from The High School Handbook by Mary Schofield. While written for high school, it is applicable to all homeschoolers. There are some parts to planning your educational...

Developing An Education Philosophy By Chuck & Pam Geib

If you were a fly on our wall you would have seen a very silly sight recently. There sat a middle aged, gray headed grandmother weeping uncontrollably while she folded laundry. The truth is I was...

Protecting School Time by Theresa Moore

As Homeschooling Moms it's easy to get distracted by housework, phone calls and errands. But our children's education needs to be a priority for us if we want them to succeed academically. As we...

Curriculum Choices By Susan K. Stewart

“What curriculum do you use?” is probably the most common question at any gathering of home educators. Ask that question and you’ll get a barrage of glowing reports about what is the best to use and...

Getting Experience…Gaining Confidence By Debe Haller

The Lord has a lesson plan for us, things to teach us through our daily activities. Some learn these "lessons" the first time, while others need to experience them again. As we gain ex­perience in...

The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of by Susan Lemons

Have you ever had one of those vivid, crazy dreams that you’ll never forget? I had the craziest dream ever last week. It was so strange that the first time I told my husband about it, he thought I...

What is True Education? By JulieBeth Lamb

What is real education? Well, the Noah Webster's 1828 American dictionary of the English language says it is the bringing up, as of a child. Education comprehends all that series of instruction and...

Leaving Time for Catch-Up By Sharon Collard

One of the things that drains me the most is being rushed or not having enough time to complete whatever it is we're doing. Knowing this about myself, I decided, several years ago, to schedule in...

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