#SPECIAL NEEDS

  Guest post by Kimberly Smith When you homeschool it's so important to provide an education that fits your child. That's one of the prime reasons most people homeschool. If you have…


SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

Life with a Child with ADHD

Guest post by Katrina Taylor Welcome to a peek inside my life. My life as the mother of a child with ADHD. My oldest son Andrew has it, and it has been quite the journey learning to live,…


Guest post by Kelly Stone. World Down Syndrome Day is March 21 each year (3/21). That date was chosen because people with Down syndrome have a third copy of the 21st chromosome. Although…


Let's face it, in addition to being a joyous holiday season, Christmas can be extremely stressful for everyone. When you have a child with special needs it can be even more challenging, especially…


Sometimes a nugget of wisdom punches you in the gut and completely changes your perspective. For me, it was reading a wise mother’s realization that her child – in the throes of an epic meltdown…


Visit the Special Needs Section of Homeschool.com Special Needs Students - The Advantages of Homeschooling While every child is special and has specific needs, some students learn differently…


When I first started homeschooling, I felt pretty confident about teaching my kids to read, even my children with dyslexia.  After all, before I had children, my primary job had been teaching…


Do you wonder why you frequently have to explain directions, a task, or a lesson over and over and over again? Do you wonder why it takes your students a long time to complete their work? There…


MAY 13, 2015

Rethinking Labels

    RETHINKING HOW OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM LABELS UNIQUE CHILDREN This is a guest blog post written by Carreen Schroeder. I formally entered the professional realm of education…


“The amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage which it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric,…