Category: Raising a Different Learner

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… Continue Reading “Join us to learn strategies from Art Play Healing Therapy”

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… Continue Reading “Dyslexia – a Disability or a Difference?”

A little video encouragement

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


prac·tice Verb – perform (an activity) or exercise (a skill) repeatedly or regularly in order to improve or maintain one’s proficiency. Have you ever caught yourself telling your child that practice makes perfect? I have been guilty of this a time or two. Recently,… Continue Reading “Practice”

Saving Our Turtles (Children)

I have loved turtles since I was a young girl. In the humid summers at my grandparent’s lake cottage in Indiana, I would spend hours each day catching and releasing turtles. In my mid-twenties, I paid to be part of an Earthwatch Expedition in… Continue Reading “Saving Our Turtles (Children)”

This Little Light

I grew up singing the gospel song, “This Little Light of Mine.” I knew all the verses, motions, and even sang it to my children. There are verses telling children to let their light shine all over the world, not to hide it under… Continue Reading “This Little Light”


Sonnet 18: Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? By William Shakespeare It is hard to live without making comparisons. We compare ourselves to other’s looks, jobs, accomplishments, grades, homes… The list could go on indefinitely. I succumb to comparing myself too often,… Continue Reading “Comparisons”


la·bel 1. a small piece of paper, fabric, plastic, or similar material attached to an object and giving information about it. Many parents fear the “label”. They do not want their child to be seen as a word on paper like dyslexic, specific learning disabled, ADHD, executive function disordered,… Continue Reading “Labels”


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