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homeschoolingwithdyslexia.com

by Marianne

February 21, 2017

ADD and ADHD affect many areas of life including social situations, down time at home, ability to complete daily chores, and even sports and music practice.

As homeschoolers, we have tremendous freedom to adjust our learning environment for the different learning styles of our kids. We can choose curriculum, schedules, even foods and lighting that complement rather than frustrate our kids preferred way of learning.

home-remedies-for-you.com

February 21, 2017

Dyslexia is a learning disorder related to reading and spellings.Flax seeds, another time tested remedy for treating dyslexia, should be roasted, powdered and stored.

It is not triggered by an intellectual disability but is in fact caused by poor co-ordination between the left and right hemispheres of the brain. It has nothing to do with impaired vision, loss of hearing or inadequate or below standard instruction. A delay in learning to speak and ascertaining a dominant hand, trouble with rhyming words and a difficulty in grasping new words are signs of dyslexia.

naturalnews.com

by Jayson Veley

February 21, 2017

There are many different reasons why parents make the decision to home-school their children, and often, the results are extremely positive.

One nationwide study found that home-schooled students scored in the eightieth percentile for every test category, compared to the fiftieth percentile, which happens to be the national average.

organiclifestylemagazine.com

by Michael Edwards

February 8, 2017

Detoxing from vaccines is a process without a definite timeline. Think of it as an ongoing journey. Toxin accumulation, especially heavy metals like mercury, can take a long time to remove from the body.

If you've been vaccinated and suffer from serious vaccination damage, you're best off living a lifestyle that promotes detoxification for the rest of your life. The truth is, you may never be able to dispel all of the toxins that have caused the damage. Living the healthiest possible lifestyle may be your only way to live symptom-free. But then again, to one degree or another, this is true for everyone.

newstarget.com

by Isabelle Z.

February 7, 2017

One of the states that has traditionally been more accepting of homeschooling, Iowa, could soon enact a new rule subjecting parents who choose to exercise their right to educate their kids to regular home visits.

S.F. 138, which was introduced by Democratic State Senator Matt McCoy, requires school districts to carry out quarterly home visits to check on the "health and safety" of children who are homeschooled. The home visits will occur with the parents' consent and may entail interviews and observation. The school district could obtain a court order to enter the residence if parents refuse to comply, however.

parenting.com

by Heather Shumaker

January 18, 2017

If your child climbed up the playground slide, would you stop her? Would you be OK with her using a razor-sharp saw? If he needed to play or go to sleep, would you insist that he finish his homework?

Healthy risk is part of life. For parents, that can mean the risk of rethinking parenting wisdom you've always known. Keeping kids safe is not about sheltering them. Kids need risk and conflict-in kid-sized doses. Kids become safer when they gain tools and experiences they need to encounter life.

onenewsnow.com

December 17, 2016

After recently withdrawing her son from public school because of safety and education concerns, a New York City mom went through all the required procedures to homeschool her son, but soon found Child Protective Services (CPS) coming after her.

Before CPS showed up at her door and prior to seeking legal advice, the concerned mother received counsel and support from her pastor and his wife - both of whom had homeschooled their own children for years.

indybay.org

by Lindsey Williamson

December 14, 2016

This article describes Sonoma County's recent approval of Measure M, banning genetically modified crops from being grown in the County.

Sonoma County voters who helped pass Measure M have made history for the county. Measure M bans genetically modified crops and seeds from being grown in the unincorporated parts of Sonoma County. With the pass of this measure, they are now one of only 6 counties in California to ban genetically modified crops and seeds. This ban comes as no surprise to the county of Sonoma, as it is increasingly aware and ahead of health concerns, our environmental impact, and sustainable living practices.

tucson.com

by Cathalena E. Burch

November 15, 2016

Contest costs $125 to enter and the winner walks away with popular Sierra Vista restaurant. The Bains are holding an essay contest. The prize: Their restaurant, The Outside Inn.

The writer of the winning essay gets the 2,000-square-foot restaurant, the land it sits on, the kitchen equipment, the dining room furniture, pictures on the walls, silverware, plates and cups and any food left in the pantries, freezers and refrigerators. The cost: $125 per entry, and the couple is limiting the entries to no more than 7,500.

thehomeschoolsisters.wordpress.com

by Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley

November 1, 2016

Gameschooling allows for stealth learning at its best. Games don't judge, they don't leave red marks, they don't dole out grades. Instead, games allow for practice of skills. Mistakes are expected. If you lose, you get to clear the board and try again.

Today, I'm going to share tips and tricks, from building your game closet to deciphering instructions, to organizing your collection, to finding the time to play. My hope is that these strategies will help you to have more fun in your homeschool day! Before you can have a successful game night, you have to select the perfect game for your family. Every family is unique and you know your tribe best. Here are some things to consider when choosing a game...