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[Read a previous post on: Why NOT to teach your child the ABC’s (do this instead] Often, one of the first things I hear from parents coming to me is, “my child refuses to read to me.”  Their kid has a hard day at school, and they know that when they get home they have […]

September 28, 2022

“My child refuses to read to me.”

[Read a similar post on Celebrating Hard Work and Healthy Risk-Taking in Children with Jennifer Hill.] What if all the horrible things we think might happen, probably won’t?  I’ve been saying that to myself often. Every time I look at my baby and see a potential disease, developmental delay, bee sting. I keep reminding myself […]

August 15, 2022

Gaining A Default of “Everything’s Fine”

To learn more about this, read my previous post on Systematic Ways of Teaching Reading. Something that I hear a lot is:  “I just want him to feel confident in reading like I did”  or  “I just want him to love books and cuddle up next to a book, like I did when I was […]

August 8, 2022

Reading is More Than an Academic Subject

Reading is more than academics.

I often hear this from parents whose children are struggling with reading.. “I feel so guilty, I know I should have read to him more when he was younger.” “I was so much better about reading with my other kid.” “I’d read to her more if I wasn’t so busy. She’s struggling because of me.” […]

November 10, 2021

When nothing else works, try this for reading progress

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