As I hiked my feet hurt, my heart pounded ...and I thought about my family's journey with dyslexia.
Every deelexia parent who I know looks forward to BREAKS from school. Summer is finally here in my area, and we are planning for some FUN! As a blogger, I'm a member of Parent Bloggers Tribe, which is a cool group where parenting bloggers gather to share ideas. Here are some of my favorite ideas … Continue reading Get Ready for the Sun! Summer Fun Round Up.
Every superhero struggles, and so do children and adults who have dyslexia. The important part is to never stop trying.
Nothing seems to get more disdain from Internet commentators than the participation trophy.
As the parent of two children with learning disabilities (dyslexia and CAPD), I'm always looking for balance. They need to continue to learn over the summer but I also want them to have a brain break. This year, I'm trying out two online tools and so far I'm impressed. Side note: I do not get … Continue reading Two Websites I’m Loving for Summer Learning
School can be scary for students with disabilities, but there are angels in the form of special education teachers.
My oldest is a struggling read, it's true. He has dyslexia. But he's also a reluctant reader. There IS a difference! Some struggling readers dislike books until they get the right access. Audiobooks can be a game changer, and they were for my son too! However, even with access, my little boy is also incredibly … Continue reading How a Bookworm Mom Parents a Reluctant Reader
Confession time: Yesterday was not a good day for me. I woke up grumpy and was grumpy all day. Yesterday, I HATED dyslexia.
Get lots of sleep. Eat a good breakfast. And be grumpy. It's that time of year! Standardized testing time. I have refused in year's past. Oh yes, you *can* refuse! Don't use the word "opt out." It's all in the wording. Truth be told, I'm not a big "test" fan. Can you tell? These things … Continue reading I’m in Standardized Testing Hell
College and career ready. Rigor. Test Scores. Proficient. Above Grade Level. Honors. As a 2017 mom, these words have been buzzing in my ear since my kid was in pre-k. "He better be reading by kindergarten or he'll be behind! Get him in pre-school! Get him in tutoring! Make sure he's well-rounded with sports or … Continue reading Can we chill with the “rigor” already?