Not for Kids Only

Jill Stowell Dyslexia, General Information, Learning Disability

First baby on the way! A time of great excitement and more than a little trepidation. I think all new parents feel this way, but one young woman I spoke with recently had an additional fear that most new parents don’t have to consider:  “What if I can’t help my child with his homework when he gets into school because …

Sit Still, Already!

Jill Stowell Core Learning Skills, General Information, Learning Disability

Legs swinging, feet kicking – at the dinner table, at the homework desk, any time seated in a chair.  That was my M.O. as a child.  I wasn’t even aware of it, but obviously my mom was, because I heard the infamous, “Sit still!” very often. I still have a tendency to fidget with my feet when sitting, but I …

Great at Sports but Lazy at School?

Jill Stowell General Information, Learning Disability

At Starbucks not too long ago, I overheard a group if young teenage girls talking about a softball tournament they had just participated in. They talked excitedly and knowledgeably about the game for a while, and then the conversation turned to school. One of the girls said about her performance at school, “I’m really lazy and not that smart.” The …