Montessori Homeschooling

Developed from the work of Dr. Maria Montessori, this style of teaching aims at duplicating natural laws that a child faces in life. Thus the aim of the teacher is to control the environment and not the child. It was observed that children who are left free to interact with their environment developed an More »

Homeschooling Your Teenager

As children start maturing into adults, parents feel insecure about homeschooling. Many parents then discontinue the homeschooling process and happily hand over the reign to outside authorities. But is this really necessary? Is the strictly compartmentalized education provided in schools a better option?

If social concerns are worrying you, look for interest-oriented associations, clubs and societies. More »

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Benefits Of Homeschooling

Are you considering homeschooling your kids?  There are several benefits to homeschooling that include not having to wake them up at the crack of dawn to send them off with lots of instructions and feeling little control over what and how they are learning.

Homeschooling gives you more control over the More »

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Homeschooling Programs

For many people, homeschooling may call to mind the picture of two or three children sitting at a table and writing feverishly in their workbooks, while mom or dad stands nearby. This is the not entirely true. There are different methods of homeschooling, and the method you choose will decide the curriculum and your style More »

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What is Asperger Syndrome?

Asperger Syndrome is a relatively mild form of autism that effects people in different ways than regular autism. Because it usually does not affect language, many people with Asperger Syndrome go undiagnosed. This is the one form of autism that is usually not caught at an early age. Asperger Syndrome, More »

Symptoms of ADHD in Adults and Children

There are certain symptoms of ADHD that parents need to be aware of as signs that they should have their child evaluated by a doctor.  Only a doctor can make the diagnosis and it will be based on feedback from both parents and teachers regarding a child’s behavior and performance More »

Types of ADHD

Most people don’t realize how many different types of ADHD there are.   However, there are approximately 9 different forms of ADHD. Below you will find a brief overview of each with their associated side effects.

Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Form: This form of ADHD is typically characterized by hyperactive and impulsive behaviors. More »

ADD and ADHD Symptoms in Adults

 

While Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) always begins in childhood, it often doesn’t get diagnosed until adulthood, usually after that person has struggled with symptoms that have interfered with work, family and social situations.  Of those diagnosed as children, it is estimated that as many as More »

A Review of The Daily 5: Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser

By Kelly Thunstrom

With the exception of medicine and the technology fields, education is perhaps the most changeable major a college student can study.  From the time I was a freshman studying education topics, to the time I student taught and then graduated, ideas changed.  From the time I graduated and More »

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Author Interview: Kathryn Erskine

Interview by Elaina Daniels

First off, let me just say how much that I absolutely loved the book Mockingbird.  As the mom to a nine year old little boy with autism, I just “got” this so much.  If you are ready for a “real life” book about living with autism, More »