Organizing Your Kids

Every year, I start off the year with the goal to be more organized. Now that my kids are older, I want to find methods that also work for them. Learning how to organize themselves and keep up with their work will help them be successful in real life far more than many things kids…

Getting Organized: Family Calendar

Having a calendar for our family has been a staple of our homeschooling. My children take comfort in being able to go to the calendar and look for themselves to see what events we have coming up. Over the years we have had a few different systems. I think I found the right combination for this year!

Sensory Kids – The Struggle is Real

Sensory processing disorder makes life harder for both kids and parents. As an occupational therapist with two sensory kids, I have some great advice to share on how to cope!

Hyperlexia

Do you know a child who was obsessed with letters as a toddler and learned to read well before age 5? That child that makes everyone else wonder why their 3 year old can’t read, too? While the assumption might be that the child is just gifted, there is another word for early reading, hyperlexia.

Fine Motor Fun! Work those fingers!

Do you need a few ideas for working on your child’s fine motor control? After all, fine motor control is what lets kids learn to write, draw, and button their clothes! There are many things you can find around the house or pick up for just a few dollars to work on these critical skills.

Kanban your Kids: Chore Charts that Work 

Last week, I decided, again, that I needed a new way to tell the kids to do their chores. My husband thought a kanban board might help, so we gave it a try. Here is how we modified this business strategy to work in our home.

My Favorite Toys — Bop It!

I have a new favorite toy for homeschooling. It gives my kid great sensory input and a fun brain break. Check out why I love Bop It!

Understanding Executive Function Disorder

Have you been told that your child has executive function disorder but you don’t really understand what that means? Problems with executive function can occur in people with ADHD, autism, and other learning challenges and be very frustrating for parents and caregivers to understand.

Is it Neurodiverse or Maladaptive Behavior?

There have been a lot of discussions lately about how we need to honor the neurodiverse brain. And how it just works differently. We are asked to let our children be neurodiverse without labeling their behavior as a problem. But some behaviors are problems. So how do we tell them apart and what do we do about them?