Parenting a Child With Cerebral Palsy

Welcoming a new baby into the home is generally a positive and hopeful experience. Parents have great plans for the future of the child and look forward to each new developmental phase. But for parents of four out of every 1,000 children born, the developmental phase turns out to be a disappointment. As the first […]

Could Your Child Have Autism?

The statistic is staggering: 1 out of every 88 children is being diagnosed with autism, which means more than one million children in the United States are currently affected by the disorder. The medical costs for families who have a child with autism are astronomical, and in the United States, $126 billion are spent annually […]

Homeschooling Steps Toward Success: Taking Small Risks

Okay. As of today, the boys and I are still at home doing school. We don’t have everything solved, but I think we made a good decision or two last week. There are multiple issues: scheduling, responsibility, and the whole unwillingness to leave the house or try new things thing. I’ve talked to the boys […]

End of the Second Week of the School Year

And good things to report!  I got an absolutely GIGANTIC reward this morning.  See, last year one of the tricks I tried to make things more palatable was to let the older boys work independently on handwriting, spelling practice, and the phonics workbook.  This allowed The Mercenary (an early riser) to get his work done […]