Better Than a 5 Year Old

Jill Stowell Classroom, Dyslexia, General Information, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, Reading, School

I Should Be Better Than a 5-Year Old, But Alas, I Fail Again! It’s that time of year.  Are you frantically wrapping presents?  Some people really have the knack for it and others just don’t! I caught a quick segment on the Today Show last week highlighting a social media comment about wrapping presents.  In dismay, the person was wrapping …

Mental Tools

Jill Stowell Classroom, General Information, Homework, IEP, Learning Disability, School

Does Your Child Have the Right Tools for the Job? Weak underlying mental tools cause smart students to struggle in school. At our last parent information meeting, a homeschool mom shared that her teenage son was bright and willing, but getting increasingly frustrated and depressed over his struggles with schoolwork. She said, “I feel like I’m asking him to dig …