Category Archives: Difficult Learners


Math! Math can be hard. Monday through Friday we sit at the table next to our children and do math problems. It takes forever to do just one page. Sometimes it feels like it is the only subject we get to. It becomes a monster…a math monster. We wonder if we should change math books or go back to the beginning of the one we’re already in.

Questions about Literature, Reading and Vocabulary

Questions about Literature, Reading and Vocabulary What do “Spelling Power” and “Easy Grammar Plus” books consist of and do they work? What good literature, reading and vocabulary programs are out there that will help with comprehension?

A Mother’s Lesson

A Mother’s Lesson “Mark! How many times do I have to tell you to make your bed as soon as you wake up? An exasperated homeschool mother glares angrily at her 11 year old son on a late Monday morning and begins to rage, “I’m always having to remind you to put things away and not dawdle over schoolwork.

Speech Helps

Speech Helps “Brer Rabbit keep on axin im en de Tar-Baby, she keep on sayin nothin, twel presenty Brer Rabbit draw back wid his fis, he did, en blip he tuck er side er de head.” Tell me, does Uncle Remus need speech therapy or does he just need to study his spelling words! Maybe your child speaks and writes just like Uncle Remus, and you’re not sure if he will become a famous writer with a unique linguistic perspective, or that this (dis)ability is really his educational stumbling block!

Endangered Minds

Endangered Minds Have you noticed how hard it is to get a child to really think? Have you ever wondered about the effects of television, computers and video games on thinking? Have you wondered if these things are beneficial or harmful to a child’s education?