Category: Raising a Different Learner

Practice

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,…

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…

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…

Comparisons

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,…

Labels

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,…

Words

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