Nurturing Your Gifted Toddler

Nurturing Your Gifted Toddler

The pediatrician looked up from his checklist and asked, “how many words can she say?” and I kind of looked at him funny. “It’s okay if she’s not saying a lot right now. She’s only 18 months, so don’t panic. Language will...
Why You Should Attend a Homeschool Convention

Why You Should Attend a Homeschool Convention

Homeschool convention season is upon us and I am so excited to be back with Great Homeschool Conventions! I’ll have all-new talks to share, exciting new stuff happening in my booth, and I always love seeing the faces of new friends and old ones. It’s...
RLL 08 Melissa: Following Their Joy

RLL 08 Melissa: Following Their Joy

  Raising creative, loving, and inquisitive kids is a goal of mine, and so many other parents out there — homeschooling, afterschooling, traditionally schooling, and everything in between. Today I’m talking to Melissa, a friend from the interwebs, about...
Black History Month and Your Emotionally Intense Child

Black History Month and Your Emotionally Intense Child

I sat down recently to begin planning out what all we’d learn about for Black History Month. The more I read, the more excited I felt to share such a rich heritage with my children, and the more grateful I felt to live during a time when our education is only...
Great Gifts for Children with Anxiety

Great Gifts for Children with Anxiety

All children combat anxiety from time to time. Watching a scary movie, overhearing a frightening news segment, or hearing a ghost story from a friend. The shadows in our basement used to freak me out when I was a kid and I could feel the fear rise up in my throat when...
Giftedness Disguised

Giftedness Disguised

School was going to be amazing for my son. I just knew it. He was a thinker. A tinkerer. A doer. He loved learning and had an insatiable thirst to know everything about everything. Always asking questions. Always starting a project. Always wowing those he met with his...
Books to Help Kids Learn About Anger

Books to Help Kids Learn About Anger

Although anger is a natural emotion, it can be difficult to handle. If you find that your kids are having a hard time managing this strong emotion, start with these books to help kids learn about anger.   Anger is a very normal emotion to feel. Unfortunately, it can...
Yard Work for Sensory Input

Yard Work for Sensory Input

Kids that need proprioceptive input will love helping out in the yard during all seasons, but fall can give them lots of opportunities to lift, push, and pull, giving their muscles and joints the sensations they need. And you’ll have a gorgeous yard to show for it!  ...
Books to Help Kids Learn About Autism

Books to Help Kids Learn About Autism

Understanding autism is the key to both helping your own kiddos show compassion towards friends on the spectrum and to growing as parents and friends ourselves. When I need to tackle tough topics with my kids, I turn to books. Here’s a great list of books...
An Online Program for Your 2e Struggling Reader

An Online Program for Your 2e Struggling Reader

“I’ll never get this! Forget it… I will never, ever be able to read as good as my brothers and sister can!” My seven year old burst into tears — again — and hid out in her calm down area to get away from the terrible, horrible,...