Category: Raising a Different Learner

3 Strikes – I’m Out!

She said it three times. I smiled back three times. My brain probably misinterpreted it three times. “It’s good that you brought Piper out,” she said. What I heard was, “It is good that you did not keep your daughter with disabilities at home,…

When and How to get your Child Help.

Are you worried that your child is struggling in school? Has the teacher expressed concerns? Join me for a conversation in my Facebook live group. You will learn when it’s time to ask for help and who to ask in public and private schools….

Join me weekly on FB live –

I am super excited to start a weekly Facebook live to encourage parents, teach you, and answer questions. So head over to FB and ask to join my group! Sunday’s 3-4pm MST time (if you can’t make it, watch the replay, and comment your…

From School Ponds to Summer Lakes

In the dog days of the last month of school, this gorgeous lake calls to me complete with sand, sun, and serenity. I am ready to trade homework, assessments, parent emails, IEP meetings, and no sleep for this! Many families will be heading out…

Do you parent like a curling iron or a straightener?

Did you know that round follicles produce straight hair and flat follicles produce curly? This seems like it would be the exact opposite, right? After I read this, I started to think about my children’s hair types. Piper had very fine blonde hair at…

The Ducky Life

How do I teach friendship to my sweet girl that has no words? She is nonverbal and pretty blasé when it comes to her classmates. I cringe when her classmates’ parents tell me, “My daughter was so excited to see Piper. She kept saying…

When my Words Tear Down my Child

“Intelligent children listen to their parents; foolish children do their own thing. The good acquire a taste for helpful conversation; bullies push and shove their way through life. Careful words make for a careful life; careless talk may ruin everything.” Proverbs 13:1-3 (MSG) “Do…

Join us to learn strategies from Art Play Healing Therapy

Do you wonder if your child is struggling with anxiety? I am excited to have a therapist from Art Play to speak. Learn how to recognize if your child needs extra support for identifying and managing their emotions more effectively, plus gain three concrete strategies…

Dyslexia – a Disability or a Difference?

I sat across from a mother with tears in her eyes. Her daughter had just been diagnosed with dyslexia and a few other challenges. The wordy scientific books recommended to her were daunting. She searched for an understanding and jokingly asked if there was…

A little video encouragement

Recap of my first parent education and encouragement hour. Hugs, Jen