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The Raising Lifelong Learners podcast helps parents — especially homeschooling parents — encourage their differently-wired kids to learn, explore passions, cultivate creativity, and become fascinated by the world around them. Join host Colleen Kessler — educational consultant, gifted specialist, author, and speaker — for interviews, audioblogs, tips, and encouragement to help your differently-wired kiddos become lifelong learners — children who know that they can find the answers to anything they want to know if they can just view their world with play, passion, and fascination.

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Helping Our Kids Set Healthy Boundaries

In today’s fast-paced and interconnected world, teaching our children to set and respect boundaries is more important than ever. As parents, it is our responsibility to equip our kids with the necessary skills to navigate in-person and online relationships. Let’s dive into boundary-setting, drawing from personal experiences and conversations with families in the Learners Lab…
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Calm the Chaos with Dayna Abraham

We live in a world where children must express themselves, whether it’s discomfort at school or anxiety they may be feeling. As parents, we have all witnessed the incredible power of actively teaching children how to communicate their emotions. My own kiddo struggles with anxiety and it is amazing to see her find the words…
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Nurturing Authenticity | Supporting Neurodivergent Children in Discovering Their True Selves

In the world of homeschooling and raising neurodivergent children, fostering an environment that promotes authenticity and self-discovery is of utmost importance. It’s important to help our kiddos be true to themselves, explore their interests and passions, and embrace their unique identities. So, how can homeschooling parents create a nurturing environment that encourages open communication, acceptance,…
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Self-Care and Co-Regulation | Balancing Parenting and Sensory Needs

In this episode of the podcast, host Colleen Kessler is joined by Sarah Collins, an occupational therapist and homeschool mom. Together, they delve into parenting with sensory needs and challenges while homeschooling neurodivergent children. This episode aims to provide valuable insights and practical tips for parents in similar situations, recognizing the importance of self-care and…
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