Learning Differences

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Dirty Dozen: Executive functioning & the 12 math homework barriers!

Dirty Dozen: Executive functioning & the 12 math homework barriers!

Did you know that there are 12 imposing barriers students face when turning in their homework? It’s a dirty dozen made even more potent when our kids feel unsuccessful the entire time they are trying to complete their work. In this 6-minute video, we identify all 12 hazards and give you the gear to get over the walls! It is all about executive functioning and homework. We have four tips that will instantly help your child out of the math mayhem.

Supporting Your Teen’s Efforts in Writing

Supporting Your Teen’s Efforts in Writing

Download and Listen to Episode 23 (This is a Google Drive file) In this episode, we’ll talk with my good friend Ryan Bates about how to support your teen in writing.  Ryan’s background is in history which over the years has changed from the memorization of dates and...

Dyslexia in the Middle School Years

Dyslexia in the Middle School Years

Download and listen to Episode 22  (This is a Google Drive file) One recurring theme that we see happen here at Math for Middles is that kids hit middle school and life just falls apart.  Sometimes it's just because everything is new and brain development is rapid. ...

Finding the Humor in Raising Teens with Adrienne Hedger

Finding the Humor in Raising Teens with Adrienne Hedger

Download and Listen to Episode 20 (This is a Google Drive file) I've been following Adrienne Hedger for the past few years and I can always count on her to make me laugh.  She's the mother of two teenagers and always seems to find the humor in these tough years.  I...

Dyscalculia + Meg Crayons

Dyscalculia + Meg Crayons

Download and Listen to Episode 19 (This is a Google Drive file) I found Meg Crayons one day randomly as I was browsing YouTube for good videos about dyscalculia.  Meg shares her real and raw story in the videos below, but also with us on the podcast today.  We dive...

Why Middle School Parents Need to Care About High Stake Tests NOW

Why Middle School Parents Need to Care About High Stake Tests NOW

Download and Listen to Episode 17 (This is a Google Drive file) I'm thrilled to have my good friend Lauren of Higher Scores Test Prep join us on the podcast and explain WHY it’s important to start thinking about college test prep now and not later.  Lauren told me two...

The Real Reasons Behind Your Teen’s Quirky Behaviors

The Real Reasons Behind Your Teen’s Quirky Behaviors

Download and listen to Episode 15 (This is a Google Drive file) My guest today is Wendy Bertagnole, a self-professed imperfect mom.  She helps moms who are confused or frustrated by kids’ behavior by helping them understand why the behavior is happening, and use the...