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Self-esteem and Dyslexia

Self-esteem and Dyslexia

Children with dyslexia may have low self-esteem, due to finding everything so hard. Not only do they have trouble reading and spelling and writing, but they probably also have poor organizational skills, poor working memory and slow processing. These can all make life very difficult. Dyslexics don’t have to have low self-esteem. Self-esteem comes from…

Entrepreneurial Education Side Effects

Entrepreneurial Education Side Effects

An unexpected side effect of using entrepreneurial education for all our children was the development of creative and critical thinking. Remember, in an earlier article I mentioned that all four of our children had various challenges to overcome, but our two youngest were formally diagnosed with a disability; one with ADD and one with Down…

Your Plants are Hungry!

Your Plants are Hungry!

Now that your sprouts have become plants and are growing with absolute abandon, you want to keep them happy, so they’ll continue in this glorious fashion. And how do you accomplish this task? Plants need to eat. However, the important thing to keep in mind is how much. Like us, plants have limits! They won’t…

Teaching Entrepreneurship to Children with Down Syndrome

Teaching Entrepreneurship to Children with Down Syndrome

All parents want their children to do well and are willing to jump through almost any hoop to get them there. Homeschooling allows you the freedom to design your curriculum geared toward the mental age, ability, and specific challenges of each child. Entrepreneurship education is becoming more commonly explored by parents as a viable option…

Spring Clean Your Attitude!

Spring Clean Your Attitude!

Spring cleaning isn’t just about washing your windows and cleaning out your closet. It’s also about your attitude. The way you think affects every part of your daily life AND everyone around you. A positive attitude makes you happier and more resilient, improves your relationships, and increases your chances of success and efficiency. Having a…

Sharing Easter, One Hot Cross Bun at a Time

Sharing Easter, One Hot Cross Bun at a Time

These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 6:6-7 (NIV) The earthy scent of yeast fills the kitchen. Puffs of…

Bringing Understanding to Easter

Bringing Understanding to Easter

I love Easter, especially here in the United States where Easter falls in springtime which brings with it so much symbolism and unique recognition to the glory of it all. How can we help our children enter this holiday with reverence and anticipation for the good news of the resurrection? May I offer a few suggestions…

Life is Fragile

Life is Fragile

Ten minutes ago (as of this writing) I decided to check out the Caring Page of a dad-friend whose wife has cancer. She’s been battling it for just over a year and I have prayed so many times for her healing and for my fellow husband and father. I pulled up the page and my…

Teaching Entrepreneurship to Children with Disabilities

Teaching Entrepreneurship to Children with Disabilities

A child with a disability can mean many things. It can include something as severe as being confined to a wheelchair or a child that cannot talk or respond to you. Though milder on the disability scale, it is no less exhausting or challenging to deal with a child with a behavioral or attention disability….