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For Homeschoolers and Parents: Tips for Raising Kids with Learning Disabilities


Contents

1. Rebuilding Relationships and Learning Disabilities
2. Compromise, Parenting and Learning Disabilities
3. Instilling Motivation with Learning Disabilities
4. Solutions to Problems
5. Guiding Teens with Learning Disabilities
6. Rhythms, Music, Dancing for Kids of All Abilities
7. Nurturing and Learning Disabilities
8. Developing a Stable Home Life
9. Academic Benefits of Learning Rhythmic Dances
10. Social Impact of Learning Disabilities
11. Teaching Kids How to Be Helpful
12. Learning Disabilities and Charity in Attitude
13. Being Responsible for Kids
14. Nurturing Abilities in Kids with Challenges
15. Learning Disabilities and Enthusiastic Music Time
16. Attitude Makes a Difference with Kids
17. Wisdom and Learning Disabilities
18. Rhymes for Remembering
19. Encouraging Each Step of Growth
20. Other Strengths When Challenged
21. Helping Kids Get Along in the Family
22. Kids Learn About Sharing
23. Practice Dressing for Winter


 22. Kids Learn About Sharing by Susan Kramer


Most kids with disabilities can learn something about sharing from the examples of others sharing with them.

Living in society means sharing what we have and earn in so many ways, and it means others share with us, too.

Here is a way to practice what sharing is like: First lie on your back and completely relax your body. Then breathe evenly in and out and close your eyes.

Imagine that you are having a festival at school. All the kids are going to be contributing prizes for the games to be played.

Think about something you have that is in good condition that you can contribute for a prize. It should be something you enjoy so you know for sure that some other kid will be glad to win it.

At the same time, remember that you will have a chance to win a prize too. So in this way, all the kids are sharing what they have with each other.

Think to yourself how it feels to share and win in return. Does it feel good to be in the circle of sharing?

One of the benefits is that you will have something new to you to play with and enjoy that you didn't have before, and so will the child that ends up winning your gift.

Now, open your eyes and stretch out, remembering that in this practice game sharing felt good.

In summary, it is through sharing back and forth, we come to realize that our family and community are part of one big worldwide family, sharing with each other many times throughout the day in so many ways.


Article by Susan Kramer


Resource texts for parents, teachers and homeschooling families:

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Free to Move, Learning Kinesthetically
Free to Move, Learning Kinesthetically by Susan Kramer
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Rhythms and Dances for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Rhythms and Dances for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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