Curious about Gifted, Catholic Homeschooling? Here are 5 Things You Need to Know

Are you a Catholic family with a quirky, gifted kid? Are you curious about homeschooling your poppy, or maybe not sure you’re doing it right? Gifted homeschooling is wonderfully simple, and a beautiful option for Catholic families to follow. Here are 5 things you need to know about homeschooling your gifted child from a Catholic …

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10 Ways Homeschooling Can Heal Your Family

Homeschooling can heal your family. Here are 10 ways to find joy again. The phone rings. The number is familiar. I can barely hear the words for the screams. “…in the principal’s office…” MOMMMMMYYYYYY!!!!!! “…unable to control…” STOP IT!!!!! LEAVE ME ALONE!!!! “…need to come get her…” NONONONONONONONONO!!!!!!!!! ARGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! There is a crash and I …

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5 Tips for Teaching Children to Follow Verbal Instructions

This scene happens frequently in our house: Me: “Mouse, please go upstairs, make your bed, pick up the clothes on the floor, and bring down your laundry.” Mouse starts obediently up the stairs, gets about halfway up, and stops: “What did you want me to do?” Me: “Mouse, please go upstairs, make your bed, pick …

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Times Tales – Learn Times Tables in a New Way!

I’ve heard about Times Tales for a while. The DVD promises that children will learn their upper times tables in an hour. I had also heard from some special needs homeschooling groups that I belong to that this program had worked well for them. So, I decided to put it to the test with my …

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The Loving Push: How Parents and Professionals Can Help Spectrum Kids

If you have a child on the higher end of the autism spectrum (or if you are without an official diagnosis but suspect that your child fits the criteria) you will definitely want to read The Loving Push: How Parents and Professionals can help spectrum kids become successful adults. Temple Grandin, Ph.D., who has autism …

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Can You Homeschool a Child with Aspergers?

In some ways I was lucky. I knew nothing about Aspergers when I started homeschooling. I only knew that my oldest son was different from other children. Although I had researched homeschooling, I chose to send him to our local parochial school for kindergarten and first grade. It was not a positive experience. He never …

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Is Screen-Time Causing Your Child’s Meltdowns?

With my three children, two teenage boys and a five-year-old girl, I’ve always tried to practice a path of moderation when it comes to screen-time. When my boys were younger, I was able to enforce a two hour time limit fairly well. They could choose to use their time for television or video games, but …

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Book Review: Asperkids

I recently reviewed The Asperkid’s (Secret) Book of Social Rules: The Handbook of Not-So-Obvious Social Guidelines for Tweens and Teens with Asperger Syndrome by Jennifer Cook O’Toole which my Aspie teen highly recommended. I therefore was eager to read the original book in the series: Asperkids: An Insider’s Guide to Loving, Understanding and Teaching Children …

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Private Tutoring Available for Those with Learning Challenges

Private  tutoring  sessions  to  help  students  who  have learning  difficulties  with  focus,  comprehension,  and application or  with  reading  and  spelling  difficulties.   Method  is  highly  specialized  and  based on mental  imaging that  helps  the  student  focus  on  connecting  their  ideas  with  what is  read,  understanding  the  whole,  and  organizing  the  parts  to  achieve  the proper  …

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Veritas Christi High School – Online Catholic Special Needs High School

Veritas Christi Catholic High School’s (VCCHS) mission is to serve and empower students with special needs for class and for life by utilizing the absolute best educational research and practices. VCCHS is a Christocentric school that revolves around a shared love of learning and is permeated by the teachings of Jesus Christ, faithful to the …

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