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Gifted Children at Home: The Good, the Great, and the Nitty-Gritty!

by Maggie Hogan and Tyler Hogan “I asked Mom if I was a gifted child. She said they certainly wouldn’t have PAID for me.”   – Calvin (Calvin & Hobbes) The Good  If you are parenting a...

How Do I Teach My Struggling Student If I’m Struggling, Too?

7 Tips to Enhancing the Journey and the Results by Jill Stowell Christine was very committed to homeschooling. Not only because her seven children were dyslexic, but because she really believed in...

When Phonics Isn’t Working

by Jan Bedell, PhD, M.ND., “Brain Coach™ Editor's Note: We've seen encountered many parents who are seeking help for their children who are struggling with reading. As the mom of a struggling reader myself, this...

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.

Goals of Spiritual Development By Susan Lemons

An important part of any successful homeschool is relationship. As Christians, helping our children develop a personal relationship with God is our most important goal.   This should be reflected 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...

Considering The Decision

Considering The Biblical Admonitions   Your first consideration should be "What does the Bible say about child training and education?" To summarize, the Bible says children do not belong to the...

Don’t Homeschool Without This!: Writing a Homeschool Mission Statement

by Carrie De Francisco What is the one thing every homeschool mom should have? It is a homeschool mission statement! You might be thinking, “Why is it so important to have a mission statement? Do I...

Inspiration from Dr. Seuss

by Susan K. Beatty Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in the Summer 2008 issue of The Parent Home Educator, the print magazine that was the predecessor to CHEA’s current digital...

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...

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...

Homeschool Myth-Busting: PSA Edition

by Katie Julius Each October, we get a slew of questions that are based on misconceptions about the Private School Affidavit. So, let’s get into some of these and debunk the misinformation that...

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...

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...

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