Who’s Coming in an Hour?

Your mother-in-law (or an old college pal) phones and says: “Guess what? We decided to come for a visit and we’ll be there in an hour.” Or, you look at the clock and realize your husband will be home from work in just one hour. You know you have been busy all day, but will he be able to tell? Here are some tips for what you can do with just one hour.

11 Tips for Homeschooling a Child with Auditory Processing Disorder

Auditory Processing Disorder—11 Homeschool Tips Because of short-term memory problems, easy brain fatigue, and the effects of noise and visual stimuli on the child with APD consider the following: Use of repetition to learn things. Teach in smaller increments, but with repetition. Use a multi-sensory approach (including gross motor and fine motor skills). Avoid programs that…

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7 Secrets to Finding the Best Homeschool Curriculum

—Delana H. Stewart A colleague sent me this little e-booklet last year, and I finally got around to reading it. Carletta Sanders of Successful Homeschooling does a good job of helping families think through a variety of concerns when searching for a good homeschool curriculum for their children.   Carletta breaks down the different methods…

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5 Pros and Cons for Homeschooling Older Adopted Children

—Delana H. Stewart The Education of Older Adoptees, Younger Adoptees, and Biological Children While this post will focus on the homeschooling of older adopted children, it may have some applications to biological children, foster children, and children who are adopted as infants. For the sake of this article, “older” adopted children will mean those that…