ADHD · Dyslexia · Homeschooling · Special Education At Home

Elementary Math For My Out-of-the-Box Learner

We spend a lot of time practicing reading with my ten year old, dyslexic son. Ask him about it and he will say that he works hard, but his brain just really doesn’t like to read. Ask him what his brain does like, and his first response will always be P.E. His second answer? Math.… Continue reading Elementary Math For My Out-of-the-Box Learner

Dyslexia · Homeschooling · Special Education At Home

Why We Use All About Reading With My Dyslexic Son

We began homeschooling my youngest son when he was in kindergarten. He loved animals, getting messy and telling terrible jokes. (Five years later, he still does!) Having him home was fun, for both of us, almost all the time. The only exception was when it was time to practice phonics. We tried every single program… Continue reading Why We Use All About Reading With My Dyslexic Son

Dyslexia · Motherhood · Special Education At Home

When Your Ten Year Old Can’t Read

My son loves science. He constantly asks questions about the world, how things work, about animals, and chemical reactions. He subscribes to YouTube channels that show science experiments, for fun. He can name most of the periodic table of elements, without ever really being taught a thing about it. He exclaimed while playing at the… Continue reading When Your Ten Year Old Can’t Read

Autism · Dyslexia · Homeschooling · Special Education At Home

History For The Out of the Box Learner

I was cleaning the bathroom, when I heard my children giggling with delight. Not just a little laughter – no, the sweet sound of two little boys, genuinely giggling and having fun together. I smiled to myself. One of my favorite things in the world is that sound. I kept scrubbing (because bathrooms and boys…).… Continue reading History For The Out of the Box Learner

Dyslexia · Homeschooling · Special Education At Home

Because Moms Know Best – Here To Help Learning

I looked over the list of speakers and topics. Too many of them made me feel sad. “That would never work for my boys,” I thought to myself over and over again. I went to The Great Homeschool Convention last month, determined to encourage as many mommas, feeling the same sense of being different and… Continue reading Because Moms Know Best – Here To Help Learning