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Homeschool AMA: Is It Special Needs?

Hi! Thanks again for sharing your homeschool questions with me! In these Homeschool AMA posts, I’m sharing with you some of the great research I’ve had fun with while writing Everything You Need to Know About Homeschooling! For several weeks, I’m answering YOUR questions. Got something on your mind? Catch me on Facebook, join my email list, (where I share so much more real-life stuff!) or contact me here. Whatever you want. I can’t wait to talk with you personally! Here’s today’s question? How to homeschool special needs children? Specifically,  those with dyscalculia, ADHD,  APD or dyslexia. What are curriculum suggestions? To diagnose or not to diagnose? Where and how? — Cathy, via email This is a difficult question. I spent quite a bit of time researching and interviewing for my chapter on special needs and gifted students. I’m going to tell you one thing: I learned a lot. I think the most important place to start is with the child herself. How is she growing? Has she continued to make progress at her own rate over …

Homeschool AMA: How Do I Protect My Marriage?

Hi! Thanks again for sharing your homeschool questions with me! In these Homeschool AMA posts, I’m sharing with you some of the great research I’ve had fun with while writing Everything You Need to Know About Homeschooling! For several weeks, I’m answering YOUR questions. Got something on your mind? Catch me on Facebook, join my email list , (where I share so much more real-life stuff!) or contact me here. Whatever you want. I can’t wait to talk with you personally! Here’s a question I actually receive quite a bit. How do you keep your marriage strong while homeschooling? — Cathy, via email My friends, you’ve messaged me and emailed me this several times. It’s an issue we all face, a question that a lot of “here’s how you homeschool” resources miss. But sometimes we wonder or we struggle and we really don’t want to mess this up! How do we protect our marriage while homeschooling? So, here’s the thing. I only started homeschooling because of a knock-down, drag-out fight with my husband. No way did I …

Am I Preschooling Enough?

Homeschool AMA: Am I Preschooling Enough?

Hi! Thanks for sharing your homeschool questions with me! I’m having so much fun talking with some of you one-one-one (you haven’t written to me yet? Contact me!). I’ve been straining my brain to complete Everything You Need to Know About Homeschooling, so it is nice to finally put some of this research to good use! Last week I answered Jena’s question about how to teach Early Learning. This week, I got a follow-up question from Sarah. We had a great email conversation about it, but here’s the gist of her question: Is it important for me to jump into a co-op of some sort, so that my child will have friendships? I don’t know where he is getting these words, but he often says ” I want to see all of my friends!” Of course those can be the strangers at the park. He can recognize all of his letters in ASL, almost all written letters, He counts to 20, he knows where he lives…what else is he supposed to know? Daily, I wake up …