Why I Refused Certain School Services for my Middle School Child who has Dyslexia

I am terrified and second guessing myself. But like so many other times on my journey as a parent my gut is telling me this is the right thing to do. So, I inhale deeply, and slowly exhale. Look at my husband (a teacher) and mother (a special education teacher) by my side, and walk … Continue reading Why I Refused Certain School Services for my Middle School Child who has Dyslexia

Black Friday Gift Ideas for Kids who have Dyslexia and Dyslexia Advocates

Everyone is going crazy over Black Friday deals, but as dyslexia parents/advocates/friends, our lists may look a little different. Below are some ideas and links to Amazon (affiliated links) for some gift ideas that my family has loved. $5 off Print Book Purchases of $20 or More This is a great deal! Books must be … Continue reading Black Friday Gift Ideas for Kids who have Dyslexia and Dyslexia Advocates

To the parents of the kids who don’t struggle in school …

As I'm scrolling down my Facebook timeline, I see your photos. I feel your pride. And I'm a little bit jealous ....just a little ... "Johnny is in ALL honors classes this year!"  "Sally made the BETA Club!"  And the comments roll in under: "Of course! I knew she would! YOU are a GREAT Mom!"  … Continue reading To the parents of the kids who don’t struggle in school …