App Attack- Movement and Learning

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

I just saw a commercial on T.V. that terrifies me a little bit.  It shows a proud young couple with their toddler who is learning to recognize numbers and letters and even learning to read through an app on his iPad. Wow!  A toddler learning to read!  He’s going to be great in school, right? Not necessarily.  Because believe it …

The American Dream and LD

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

Yesterday was President’s Day and it brings back memories from my childhood of my parents saying, “If you work hard enough, you can do anything.  You could even be president of the United States someday!” What a great message for our kids! As parents spend hours and hours and hours wading through tears, avoidance, and arguments to get homework done each …

I’m Not Lazy! I’m Coping!

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

My mom and I have season tickets to the Rubicon, a wonderful little professional theater in Ventura, CA.  Yesterday we saw a play that takes place towards the end of WWII.  The main character is a young man, Raleigh, who had enlisted in the army but was discharged before he could serve because he has epilepsy. Raleigh’s mother, a crotchety …