ADHD, charts, homeschooling

What Is My ADHD Child’s Executive Function Age?

“Executive functions (collectively referred to as executive function and cognitive control) are a set of cognitive processes that are necessary for the cognitive control of behavior: selecting and successfully monitoring behaviors that facilitate the attainment of chosen goals. Executive functions include basic cognitive processes such as attentional control, cognitive inhibition, inhibitory control, working memory, and… Continue reading What Is My ADHD Child’s Executive Function Age?

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ADHD, charts, homeschooling

13 Facts Parents of ADHD Children Should Know

#ADHDFacts #DrBarkley #GraceUnderPressureBlog #ADHDAwarenessMonth If you love someone who has been diagnosed with ADHD or who you think has ADHD you might feel like you're fighting a battle. False information, extreme biases, and fake news are profuse to the point that what most of the public believes about ADHD is simply lies --lies that affect… Continue reading 13 Facts Parents of ADHD Children Should Know

ADHD, getting started homeschooling, homeschooling

How To Plan a Flexible Homeschool Schedule

Schedule is actually a bad word at my house, and I don’t call what we do a schedule. Maybe more like a plan, but I still put schedule in the title. Because that is what most people will think of when they see our plan. This post is a follow up to a previous post… Continue reading How To Plan a Flexible Homeschool Schedule

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40 Printable Bible Verse Flash Cards

Due to my children’s learning disabilities, they really struggled with memorization. For that reason, I backed off Bible verse memorization a while ago and have just recently decided to revisit it. I started by making a list of verses that I thought were important for them to have memorized and made them into flashcards. Some… Continue reading 40 Printable Bible Verse Flash Cards

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Dear Homeschool Curriculum: You’re Not the Boss of Me

Dear Homeschool Curriculum, You're not the boss of me. But, I wish it hadn't taken me so long to figure that out. You are like a stern older teacher looking over her reading glasses at me disapprovingly, making me feel like a huge loser, but I have learned to ignore you. I wish someone had… Continue reading Dear Homeschool Curriculum: You’re Not the Boss of Me

ADHD, getting started homeschooling, homeschooling

You Can’t Force Your Child to Learn

Knowledge is the salary that a child receives from his time invested in schooling. Just like money is the pay an adult receives for his invested time in a job, an education is the payment a child receives for his time invested in school. The time and energy invested needs to worth the payment or… Continue reading You Can’t Force Your Child to Learn

ADHD, homeschooling

Delight-led Learning and Why Child-directed Education Is Vital to Homeschooling

An introduction and a story Let's suppose that you are asked to do a job. You are told that it is vitally important --but not why it’s important-- and you will not get paid. Not a penny. And, it’s very hard work. You start by moving a large pile of dirt from one area in… Continue reading Delight-led Learning and Why Child-directed Education Is Vital to Homeschooling

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Principles to Help in Homeschooling ADHD Children (Originally Written for My Facebook Groups)

The following are principles that I compiled for our homeschool groups for parents of ADHD children and homeschool moms with ADHD on Facebook. I am posting it here in the hopes that it will be helpful for those who are homeschooling children with ADHD or working with ADHD people in other venues. When you are… Continue reading Principles to Help in Homeschooling ADHD Children (Originally Written for My Facebook Groups)

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Determination Is Not the Key to Your Child’s Success

Every few months, a new post or video will emerge on social media and be mass-shared by homeschool moms across the country and the world --usually citing research (or just opinions) about the key to your child’s success. They usually involve something like determination, grit, not giving up, or stick-to-itiveness. All variations on the same… Continue reading Determination Is Not the Key to Your Child’s Success

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Start Here to Learn More About Homeschooling an ADHD Child

Knowledge is power, and an informed parent has the power to better help their child. ---Sarah Forbes If you are reading this, you probably fit into one of the following four categories: 1. You just learned that your homeschooled child has ADHD 2.You just chose to bring your ADHD child home for school 3.You have… Continue reading Start Here to Learn More About Homeschooling an ADHD Child