5 Ways Anxiety Can Affect Reading For Kids (& How to Help)

9 ways anxiety can affect reading

9 Ways Anxiety Can Affect Struggling Readers I’m a Mom to three, and my youngest has several different anxiety disorders that affect his life in many ways, and particularly in the area of reading and learning. Looking toward the next school year (whenever or however that may be), I thought it would be a good …

10 Easy Ways to Create a Literacy Rich Environment at Home

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10 Easy, Quick & Effective Ways to Create a Print Rich Environment in Your Home You might be at home with a child or children, and are just beginning to think of ways to enhance their learning with a print rich environment, and a learning-conducive home atmosphere. There are some simple, but very effective ways …

The Science of Reading – Understanding the “Reading Wars” for Parents & Homeschoolers

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The Science of Reading & The “Reading Wars” Explained to Parents & Homeschoolers Parent, did you know that reading teachers and specialists have been “at war” with each other over how we should be teaching our kids to read? Well – they are! As a former educator and parent of struggling readers (and as a …

Being a Parent Detective: Encouragement For Your Path Through Sensory Processing Disorder

Sensory Processing Disorder: Being a parent detective

Some parents just seem to know what to do when their children start showing symptoms that something is “off”.  “Johnny looked at me funny yesterday and instantly I just KNEW.  He has a food sensitivity to portabella mushrooms.  So I removed it from our entire family’s diet and now we are doing great!”  Well, my …