Information Overload or Filter Failure?

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

I don’t know about you, but email can be completely overwhelming to me.  Scattered among the truly important things, there must be ten times as many irrelevant items. Recently, my husband saved me from my inbox by going through and weeding out everything except the things I really needed to pay attention to.  He was appalled by all of the …

I HATE Feeling Crazy!

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

My father-in-law loved instruction manuals.  He would pour over the manual for any item he bought because he wanted to know exactly how it worked, all the things it could do, and what problems and solutions to expect. But kids don’t come with instruction manuals.  So we all step into parenting a little blindly.  It’s a figure-it-out-as-you-go proposition from the …