Testing, Testing...Is This Thing On? Test Anxiety and Learning Disabilities 1

Testing, Testing…Is This Thing On? Test Anxiety and Learning Disabilities

Now in Grade 3, my son has his standardized tests coming up.  He’s been expressing some anxiety about the test for over a year now.  I really can’t blame him.  I’ve gone through some of the test prep books, and some of the answers confused me – and I have my Bachelors Degree. I understand Read More

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Vacation Planning with the Goblin King

Learning to Let it Go

This morning, I am frustrated. Can I blame the Goblin King?  Yes. But truly, who’s at fault? Me. I am the cause of my own frustration.  Because I’m not able to release my anger.  I know what he’s like.  I know that he’ll never change.  And I need to learn acceptance.  Because otherwise I end Read More

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Co-Parenting Communication Issues: Listen to Understand - Not to Respond

Co-Parenting Communication Issues: Listen to Understand – Not to Respond

So…more fun with my exchange e-mail from the Goblin King today. Puck, as you all know by now, has a learning disability.  Recently, he convinced his dad that he was sick so that he didn’t have to do a math test.  (I discovered the problem and he did do the math test).  When I discussed Read More

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How Do You Make Report Card Day Positive for a Child with Learning Disabilities? 1

Learning Disabilities: Making Report Card Day Positive

Living with a learning disability means that report card day has been very difficult in the past. I think my son dreaded the report card almost as much as I did. Because the school insists that you go over the report card with your child. Which I totally understand. But when most of the feedback Read More

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Learning to Succeed - A Mother's Gift to her Children

Learning to Succeed: A Mother’s Gift to her Children

It’s so hard these days to decide which type of parent you want to be. I want to supportive of my children. Yet I want to give them the room they need to figure out who they are and grow. Puck is a very cautious child. Part and parcel of his learning disability is an Read More

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Developing a Love of Reading for a Child with Learning Disabilities 2

Developing a Love of Reading for a Child with Learning Disabilities

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. My son has been diagnosed dysgraphic. He struggles even with the basic concepts of reading. He gets so very frustrated at the words on the page, because they are absorbed by his eyes, translated in his head, and often come out garbled. But he loves books. He’s lucky for Read More

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Diagnosis: Dysgraphia - Struggling Against my Ex AND the System

Diagnosis: Dysgraphia – Struggling Against my Ex AND the System

My son was experiencing some difficulties learning to read.  He had been in the same day care since age one.  When I left my ex he was two and a half.  My ex worked 12 hours shifts, and to avoid conflict during our divorce, I gave in to his request to take my son out Read More

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