The Power of Music
Parenting

Jam-Ed: How Music Impacts Learning

Jam-Ed: How Music Impacts Learning Today I am writing to you a word about the power of music and how it greatly impacts learning.  I am not classifying this post as part of the learning disabilities series, because I think applies to every aspect of learning and parenting.   So, I have a confession, I love Jesus, and I am not a big praise and worship gal.  Don’t go anywhere, let me explain. I promise I have a point (a pretty …

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Creating an Atmosphere of Chill for your LD Child

Creating an Atmosphere of Chill for your LD Child Welcome to post 5 in the Help my Child has Learning Disabilities Series.  Today I am writing to you about atmosphere.  No matter if you are dealing with an LD child or not, take a moment to take stock of the environment around you.  The atmosphere you are in matters. I want to use an example that has nothing to do with LD to emphasis how atmosphere impacts us.  It is …

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Your LD Child and Their Teachers: Stuff to Think About

Your LD Child and Their Teachers: Stuff to Think About Welcome back to the Help! My Child has Learning Disabilities Series.  Today I am writing to you about school, teachers, and your child. This post is #4 in the series. As I have said in previous posts, our family has done all the things in the ways of schooling.  And I will be writing about homeschooling your learning disabled child next. But today it is all about public and private …

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Social Helps for the Learning Disabled Child  

Social Helps for the Learning Disabled Child   Post # 3 in the Help! my Child has Learning DIsabilities Summer Series Okay, this one is hard stuff.  The social life of your child is either something you don’t have to give much thought to or, it keeps you up at night clutching your broken heart.    I know.  And friend, I am so sorry. Above all, know that I composed this with a lump in my throat and burning eyes. …

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Shaping the Mind of a Disabled Learner

A Fresh Look at Shaping the Mind of a Disabled Learner Post #2 in the Help! my Child has Learning Disabilities Series It is never too late to change your mind. I say this to myself a few hundred times a day.  My mind is a battlefield. And I remember that not very long ago, my mind was less battlefield and more blood bath.   I believed more in my failures and shortcomings than I believed in God’s power to mold …

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Help!  My Kid has Learning Disabilities!

Help!  My Kid has Learning Disabilities! The first note home from our 7-year-old, Sam’s teacher made my stomach flip flop. I am old.   For those of you who don’t know me, Sam is the first in our second “batch.”  We have four biological children. Maggie is 24, John is 21, Luke is 19, and Sophie is 16.  We started all over, 7 years ago with foster care and adoption. Now we have two little boys, Sam and Charlie, aka, …