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  1. Thinking and the Reluctant Reader: Like Oil and Water

    You fight the battle every day of motivating your reluctant reader to finish his school work. The struggle is wearing you down. Homeschooling shouldn't alienate you from your children, yet you feel battle lines have been drawn. You can't give up, but you're tempted to give in. So you make compromises that you know are not working. Comic books can count...
  2. Reluctant Readers: Finding the Right Book, Part One

    Reluctant Readers: Finding the Right Book, Part One
    This post covers working with the reluctant reader who can read, Reluctance? Not for these two! but doesn't enjoy it. Maybe even stronger than not enjoying, he really firmly dislikes reading. Now what? Do you make him read anyway? It isn't fun for him, so is it a battle you want to fight? My husband never understood how I could get so...
  3. What if the Reluctant Reader is Mom?

    You've heard it so many times, it has become easy to block out. All the experts say, "Read to your children." You nod your head in agreement and hold inside your objections. My toddlers are wriggly and don't want to sit still while I read. I don't want to sit still while I read. I can't do the voices. I don't...
  4. To Read Or Not To Read--Never the Question

      Are you back to school now that the holidays are over? Do you feel revived and recommitted to your homeschooling journey? Perhaps you added "read more" to your New Year's resolutions. Reading. I know you've heard the importance of reading stressed over and again, but that's because it is so very important. I mean Really Important. In the next...

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