Reframe Your Struggling Learner’s Destructive Thinking

One of the most powerful beliefs that I think we can have is the belief that we get to choose our own beliefs.  We get to think whatever the heck we want to, good or bad.   When we recognize that thoughts don’t simply happen to us, that we are not at the mercy of …

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At Home With the Kids All Day – Three Unexpected Opportunities

At the time of this writing, schools across the country, and around the world, are shut down.  As we attempt to gain control of a pandemic, parents suddenly find themselves at home with the kids all day.   For parents who typically homeschool, this really isn’t much of a problem.   For parents whose lives …

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The Freedom of Learning Differences

Do those two terms, freedom and learning differences sound like they don’t belong together?     Notice that the title here is The Freedom OF Learning Differences, not the freedom FROM them.  (I do believe in both, by the way.)   If you are a parent of a child with learning differences, and you see …

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Struggling Learner or Neurodiverse?

When searching for resources for your child with learning differences, you’ve likely come across the term neurodiversity a time or two.   The trouble that I have with this popular label, strangely enough, is the same point that some people make in favor of using it.   That point is, neurodiverse essentially describes, well, everyone. …

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Children’s Book Review: My Super Me

Have you ever wanted to be stronger, braver or wiser than you think you are?   What if you could tap into more inner strength, inner courage, or inner wisdom than you ever thought possible?   Even better, what if you could teach that super power to your child, too?   Good news.  I found …

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Printable Sight Word Hearts for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is now a great excuse to sneak a bit of sight word practice into your kiddo’s day.     Whether you print these heart-themed sight words on Valentine’s Day or any other day of the year, you have multiple ways to “play.”   How it Works Give your child the uncolored page of …

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