Posts by Wiggle Twist

Summer Reading Fun

Summer is my favorite season for reading. In summer we shed the responsibilities of the school year and enjoy reading for the pure fun of it. There are a number of great printable and lists out there on the internet, and I’ll give you a list of some great ones at the end of this post.…

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Battling Test Anxiety

With 2 kids at different points in their educational journey, testing anxiety is a common ground for both of them. We have a middle schooler who attends the local public middle school’s GATE (Gifted And Talented Education) magnet school, and an elementary scholar who participates in an online public charter school from home. They both…

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An Educational Diagnosis for Autism

ONE STEP AT A TIME has always been our mantra on this journey thru Autism. My husband and I have always been goal setters and planners. This means that learning to take a step back and focus on life a single day at a time has been a challenge. A challenge God spent many years preparing us for. I…

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Raising Readers

Passing along a love of reading to my children has always been a parenting goal of mine. I am an avid reader and have found that raising readers needed to be something I did intentionally, and not something they would just absorb by watching me. Here’s how we promote a love of reading in our…

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Mistakes & Apologies: Saying “I’m Sorry”

I don’t know about you, but I make mistakes. A lot of them. It is a reasonable guess that you to as well. Let’s face it, we ALL make mistakes. As parents, I think those mistakes are so important.  Our children learn as much from our mistakes as they do their own. Most importantly, they…

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The Truth & The Lies We Tell Our Children

Telling the truth to our children all the time is not always possible. Here is how we handle it. Truth at all cost is never an option – Kids deserve the truth as often as we can tell it, but we will lie when necessary. This is usually only when the cost of the truth…

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Finding A Routine

We all know the benefits of having a routine. They give our days structure. Routine allows us to focus time and energy on the task at hand knowing that there is time ahead for those other tasks of the day. Without a routine, I’m certain my dishes would NEVER get done. I’d end up buying…

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Making A List

How writing things down, helps me get things done. I am a list maker! They organize the chaos of tasks, and give priority to what needs to be accomplished today. My lists are fairly simple. Stuff that needs my attention today: Buy toilet paper — because I realized after finishing a roll this morning, there…

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Lawn Games for Family Fun

As the days grow longer, we begin to anticipate the lightened schedules of summer days. My soul longs to be outside. Even just for an late afternoon or evening in a lawn chair watching the kids play in the grass. Better yet, I think we’ll bust out some lawn games and play together! These games are…

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News Sources for Kids

Current events are important inclusions in our children’s lives, but it can be hard to find news sources that are age appropriate. Here is where we go to find current event news that is appropriate and enjoyable for kids. As with all recommendations, please view these sites before you take my word for it. What I…

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