Aren’t Our Kids Awesome!

Jill Stowell General Information, Learning Disability

When my daughter was 5 years old, she and her friend, Drew, decided they would play an April Fools joke on us, so they glued 3 pennies to the pavement right by our front door.  They thought they were so clever!  And they were! Don’t you just love the funny, creative things kids do? We have a center full of …

Tippy Toes and Learning Challenges

Jill Stowell Core Learning Skills, General Information, Learning Disability

Starbucks is one of my favorite writing spots because 1) it’s acceptable to sit there alone with your computer, and 2) there are no interruptions.  And okay, 3) I like the drinks! So I was sitting at Starbucks the other day when two different families came in with their toddler boys who were almost exactly the same height and age (tiny, …

Just Call Me “Braben”

Jill Stowell Dyslexia, General Information, Learning Disability, Reading

After repeatedly reversing the d in his name, Braden told his teacher, “Just call me Braben!” I laughed when I heard this because this young boy is so delightful and good-natured.  But on further reflection, this is the very last thing that I want for our dyslexic students – to have to spend their life finding ways to get around …