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


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

2. Compromise, Parenting and Learning Disabilities by Susan Kramer

Compromise has a place in parenting. When enforcing our rules we do not always have to play the tyrant. We can give in on small points. Then when the big problems come, we can stick to our principles without the child feeling that we are never flexible. If your child has a learning disability it is important to make the compromise as flexible as possible to preserve self-esteem.

This attitude, this compromise in parenting, shows children that each event in life requires individual consideration, that one pat way will not be the wisest choice in each situation.

Compromise in parenting involves our partner, too. It makes us feel good to give in to our partner's requests sometimes, when we would rather do something else.

Children learn from example more than from words. They find their way to happiness by seeing us care for others. Expressing care through action is the way we manifest real love.

The more we give
The more we live.

Compromise with the children does not necessarily make them think that we are weak or can be easily swayed. It shows them that we use our mind to weigh the merits of each individual situation. Why be bound to one of our own rules when a better way is evident?

Children are people and one day will be parents, too. Let's give them the best of ourselves by giving them our caring love, our guidance, from the very highest awareness of the best that we know.

Children are impressionable and react rapidly to stimulus. Children as individuals need a general and personalized plan with their schooling to develop their inherent qualities. Compromise can play a part in balancing the child's and parents' choices for instruction.

Besides academics, children need to learn practical living skills including compromise skills, which provide a foundation to live in society as useful adults.

A last thought: Children learn best when they see the adults around them modeling what they want the children to learn.

Article by Susan Kramer

Resource texts for parents, teachers and homeschooling families:

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

Rhythms and Dances for Toddlers and Preschoolers

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