Dyslexia is a disability, even if you can't see it. As a learning disability, homeschooling parents want to be on the lookout for dyslexia and need to know how they can best support their dyslexic children. Today, we welcome Stephen Yearout of the Empower Dyslexia podcast to discuss his experience with his dyslexia, what the early warning signs are, and what you can do as a parent to help your child fulfill their highest potential. We've been wanting to bring you this episode for some time, but we wanted to do it right, and we think that every parent (homeschooler or not, dyslexic children or not) should listen to this episode and learn from what Stephen has to share.
Do you have a homeschool student with special needs? We're reposting this article from August 2021 with seven tips on how to help your child thrive at home. Are you homeschooling a child with learning challenges or special needs? Whether you’re new to homeschooling or an experienced pro, you know the difficulties of special [...]
Independence is the most important skill a parent can teach their child, but for homeschoolers it can be a bit harder. We're always with our kids anyway, so it can be hard to loosen our grip and let them alone for a while, but with a few sensible precautions and a healthy dose of trust, it can be an immensely rewarding experience for parent and child alike. Today, we discuss the reasons for being overprotective, the pitfalls of it, and our own experiences of and ideas for encouraging independence in our own children.
According to major retailers, it's time for Back to School! I was gobsmacked on July 4 when I ran into Walmart to grab burger buns and saw that all of the summer items like kiddie pools, beach toys, and the like had been replaced by notebooks, binders, and pencils galore! I don't know about [...]
Homeschooling at the beach can make summer learning fun! With a variety of different experiences and things to see and do at the beach, you'll have no trouble making sure that the learning opportunities don't end, even when it's summertime. There are so many things to learn about at the beach. Weather, tides, engineering, fishing, wildlife, ecosystems, the list goes on and on. Today, we discuss all our favorite beach memories and our favorite tips to ensure a successful beach trip for everyone! And be sure to stay until the end, when we discuss a mathematical big question!
Enrichment academies are a great resource for any homeschooling family. Whether you choose one to ensure a complex subject is taught with expertise or because you need to make time to work, enrichment academies can supplement your child's education immensely. Getting out of the house, interacting with other kids, and learning the expectations of a classroom setting will set your child up for success in their later life. Today, we discuss the ins and outs of enrichment academies! And be sure to stay to the end, when we answer an "eventful" question.