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Category: ADHD

10-Day Detox for Autism & ADHD

I could feel it coming. We had visitors in town, the twins had two birthday parties, and then Valentine’s day came. All of this celebration led to a gross overindulgence of sugar and screens. By Valentine’s Day, we were cranky, wired, over-tired, undernourished, overstimulated and sliding frantically down a slippery slope. Screens and sugar &#8211…

15 Activities to Keep Kids’ Hands Busy During Read-Aloud Time

Read-aloud time. It’s a desire on the checklist of every homeschool mom. We know it’s important and we love to do it but these kids are just so wiggly sometimes we have to wonder if we’re doing it “right.” Do you want to know the trick to a successful read-aloud…

Our Favorite “Special Needs Friendly” Curriculum

We have been homeschooling on and off for about five years now and although I love to search the Internet for a new special needs friendly curriculum, I have definitely settled on a few favorites. These are my go-to curriculums when I am planning our year or refining our term; I am pretty sure when it comes to certain…

Silent Reading for Early Elementary

When I was in sixth grade, my favorite time of day was silent reading. I was always an avid reader and there was something so tranquil about an entire classroom of rowdy kids falling hush for half an hour while I poured into a book. Sounds pleasant, doesn’t it? Now imagine this is your house. One reality of…

Are You Missing Something Crucial in Your Homeschool?: A Look at Family Time Fitness & a Giveaway

I received a complimentary year of Family Time Fitness Fitness 4 HomeschoolTM in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please read my disclaimer in the footer for more information. I am not exactly what you would call…athletic. It’s not that I don’t want to be – I would love to be that person who…

Record Keeping When Your Child Has Autism

It’s the end of the school year and if you’re like us you are already out of school. The end of the year means memories, traditions and lots and lots of paper…especially when your child has autism. Record keeping can be overwhelming for any parent but when your child’s life includes therapists…

Why “All About Reading” Really is All That

I received a complimentary level of All About Reading in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please read my disclaimer in the footer for more information. I adore reading. It’s not just a pastime in our home…more like an obsession. Books can be found in every room of the house. One of…

How to Get Your Child to do Something He Doesn’t Want to Do

“I don’t want to go to school!” And he meant it. Many kids will be apprehensive about trying something new or doing an undesirable activity, but it seems that for children with autism – where the world is very black and white – it is near impossible to get them to change their minds. So just…

Meeting Charlotte Mason: Living Books

I was a fan of living books before I even knew what they were. …a child at a garage sale, flipping through yellowed pages for a treasure. …a school girl in my history books, craving the real story behind the dates. …a college kid, unable to resell my books because they were just too good (One of…

Meeting Charlotte Mason: What is Twaddle?

Of my Charlotte Mason journey so far, this is hands down my husband’s favorite part… Twaddle. Not so much the meaning, but the words itself…it sounds like a bodily function to me and apparently to him, as well. It’s fun to say but what in the world does it mean? Simply Charlotte Mason…

What is the Best Homeschool Approach for a Child with Autism?

I’ve just finished my series, Autism: Diagnosis, Resources & Therapies. In Step 7, I discussed how to choose the right education for your child with autism. If you chose homeschool, this post is for you. There are six main homeschool approaches – or “styles” – out there. I’m going to very briefly touch on…

How to Love Math: A Look at Math-U-See & a Giveaway

I received a complimentary level of Math-U-See in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please read my disclaimer in the footer for more information. I grew up hating math. See, I was always the kid who was really great at writing, reading and english but not so great at math and science. I quickly…

Boost Attention & Concentration this Summer with BrainBeat

I received BrainBeat in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please read my disclaimer in the footer for more information. Summer is a time for relaxing but it can also be a time for working on important habits and skills while the kids are out of school. One of the things we’ve been doing…

Screen Time Rules with FREE Video Game Voucher Printable!

If you have young children in the house, chances are you have video games, too. And if you have video games, it’s possible you’ve struggled like my husband and I have, asking…what are appropriate screen time rules? Much of the material I’ve read agrees that no more than two hours screen time…