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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

3. Instilling Motivation with Learning Disabilities by Susan Kramer

Mostly, our guidelines for behavior were instilled in us as children; modified in our current life by trial and error.

We motivate our children according to what we think worked for us. As our awareness and experience expands, our ideas of effective discipline change. When we have a child with learning disabilities we need to give them more time and support to be motivated to achieve. And, we need to realize their goals may need a different pathway from our own to come to fruition.

Our caring about them allows us to bear with the shortcomings children exhibit in their behavior, in a nutshell showing patience.

Self-discipline in our children comes from teaching them the benefits of self-motivated right behavior, allowing them to interrelate harmoniously.

Teaching children self-motivation gives them an effective grounding in time and energy management that carries into adulthood.

We instill a child with personally motivated self-discipline by:

1. Being a living example;
2. Planning with and helping the child implement a schedule for all that needs to be done during the day and coming week, the child gaining practice in time and energy management in the process;
3. Setting obtainable rewards for positive actions;
4. Letting the consequences of negative actions be known to the child.

We are all in transit
Individual voyagers traveling with others
In the boat of life.
Allows time for completing that which we choose
While easefully relating with others.

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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