Homeschooling Outside the Box is the podcast that encourages and equips moms who homeschool an outside-the-box child. Join the host, Cindy Rinna as she talks autism, ADHD, dyslexia, Charlotte Mason's philosophy, great books, healing therapies, special needs friendly curriculum and all the ups and downs of homeschooling an outside-the-box child.
Andrew Pudewa is a well-known name in the homeschool world and for good reason. His ideas on effective communication and the arts of language - listening, speaking, reading, and writing - have helped to shape our homeschool over the years.
I'm excited to share with you today some practical and thought-provoking ideas on how to help your child - no matter what his challenges - to become a more effective communicator and to understand why it's so important.
In This Episode You'll Hear:
how you can help your children to grow in their thinking and communication skills
how the Four Arts of Language will make you think differently about Language Arts
why age and ability have little to do with each other
why IEW's products work so well with all children, no matter what their challenges
So often the conversation about autism is surrounded by a list of limitations. And let's face it, living the daily grind as a parent of a child on the spectrum sometimes really highlights those limitations. Join us today as Bryn Hogan, Executive Director of the Autism Treatment Center of America® talks about how the program came to be and what makes it is so radically different (in a fantastic way) and why that makes this therapy program so effective. Bryn is a breath of fresh air in what can be a very overwhelming environment when you have a child with autism. She will free you of the pressure and guilt that often come hand-in-hand with being an autism mom and set you on a path to move forward in a positive and uplifting way to help your child.
In this episode, you’ll hear:
what autism really is and why it's not the enemy
why your attitude is so critical to your child's growth
why you can't train a child not to be autistic and what you can do instead
how to have a beautiful relationship with your child no matter where they are on the spectrum
what you can do immediately (as soon as you finish listening!) to help your child
The idea of being thankful in all things can be a strange sounding one when you're faced with challenges but in today's episode, I hope to show you how I arrived at the statement "I'm thankful for autism."
Nurturing your pre-schooler’s mind and body are important parts of raising your child but nurturing your pre-schooler’s soul is the most crucial piece of the triad. Without a well-fed soul, the mind would become arrogant and the body would become reckless. The soul is the link that makes a strong mind and body worth having. Without a well-fed soul, your child cannot truly thrive.
Listen as Cindy splits hairs and explains why "pre-school" and "preschool" are different things. This is the first episode of a series on nurturing your pre-schooler or in other words, how to homeschool during the early years.
Join us today as Steve Demme of Math-U-See talks about how the program came to be and why it seems to click with so many Outside-the-Box kids. So often I hear moms say, "We're so behind in math." Math-U-See will free you of that mindset and help your child to be successful in math.
The tests have been done. The evaluation complete. Diagnosis announced. Prognosis assumed.
Your child has _________…fill in the blank.
All of a sudden, you are forced to flip your life upside down to better understand it. Somebody took your rose-colored glasses and exchanged them for a pair of lenses that expose you to blinding light.
The life you thought your child would have suddenly begins to melt away like a sand castle battered by waves and it hurts. There’s an expert telling you what will or will not be true for your child. It may feel as though someone has flipped to the last chapter of your child’s story and rewrote the ending.