About Me

I’m a stay-at-home mother of seven children (son/30, daughter/27/married, son/26, son/24, son/22, son/17, son/16), five by birth and two by adoption. We’ve been a home educating family since 1992, so all of my children have learned at home from the beginning. I live in a household of creative, bright, intense, high-maintenance, interesting children. I’ve learned a lot and it’s my passion to share that with others. Come share my journey

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8 responses to “About Me

  1. I am so glad I found you. On my quest to find out what makes my 10yr. ADHD son tick I have found you! Great information. Now if the teachers will read it.

    I want to improve Hank’s reading comprehension this summer. He’s a fast reader. Problems with comprehension when reading silently. Off the charts when reading aloud. But can’t read aloud at school. Any suggestions?

    • Hey Dianne,

      Glad you found my information! How frustrating for you to understand how your son learns best, but the environment holds him back. This is exactly why I’m writing my book: to advocate for these children! I’ve noticed a lot of ADHD children are auditory learners. Since he comprehends better reading aloud, it’s because he processes best auditorially. An idea he could practice this summer is to read a paragraph aloud, or a chapter, so he comprehends it, and catches that visual, and then have him re-read it silently. Encourage him to recreate the visuals he created during his read aloud time during his silent reading time. Maybe by “practicing” his silent reading visualization skills AFTER first creating the visual from reading aloud, it might help him.

      Of course, this is a work around for the environment he’s in, and I really don’t like that we’re doing that for our children who learn perfectly fine their own way. So, you’ll find in my upcoming book that I refuse to talk about the work arounds, but instead, outline what is viable and normal for right-brained learners in an environment that supports their style of learning. I hope my book, as you said, will get in the hands of all the right people to initiate the changes that are so dearly needed in schools on behalf of our right-brained children!

  2. Hi, Cindy,
    I am looking forward to membership in your Yahoo site and checking out your book ! I am a retired educator who, after going back into the local primary school and seeing the confusion about children with ADHD, Dyslexia, and Autism, I began a nonprofit to support teachers and parents by freely tutoring these children afterschool. My husband and I had four children and hoped to adopt, but never could during that time. Now we are raising one of our grandchildren and homeschooling her !
    Jeannie Bolstridge
    The following is a link to the therapy dog we incorporate into our tutoring sessions !

  3. Thank you for the wonderful information that you share. It has truly been a Godsend.
    Do you have any information, or a referral to information, about a right brained child (who did struggle with reading until recently), learning to read music?
    Just as I anticipated, based on her whole word sight reading, and the fact that reading wasn’t easy, she is struggling a big with the notes. She plays beautifully by ear, which is another thing that seems to match up with this type of learner.
    I’d like to learn more about this, so I can be the right kind of support.
    Thank you!
    Jennifer B

  4. I would also love to see you add a music section under resources that would help give ideas on how to teach my right brainer, or what ways they could learn music best. Teaching him to read music has almost been as painful as teaching him to read but I plan on trying to play the music more for him so he can see and picture it and we will see if that helps.

    Thank you for all you do! It really makes a difference!

  5. Is there an email address I can contact you at. I’m the mother of a 10 year old who is very artistic but having the most horrible time in reading
    Mrs Lopez

  6. I would love to be able to email you and ask a few questions. My daughter struggles with math and excels in language arts.

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