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  1. Good luck with the transition!

    Having Discovery will be nice. I bet H.o.p. will be thrilled.

    You should ask Uncanny Canadian over at 3 Bulls! for some science book suggestions. I’m guessing he’d have endless ideas for keeping H.o.p. jazzed.

    As for your painting, no doubt a depiction of your angst in Standing Meditation. At least you’re not screaming.

    Does fully feeling the angst/frustration, etc, allow you to move through it? It always seems if I’m resisting something, it never ends. The ole what you resist, persists deal, but if I think of it as where I need to be and acknowledge it in all of its frustrating glory, I’ll move through. This usually keeps me doing the things I want to stop a little longer. Just a thought.

  2. the cables are ridiculous! What a botch job.

    Congratulations on H.o.p.’s achievements! My daughter is dyslexic – two things have made a huge different to her reading and spelling. I found someone who taught her the phonographix method and got her eyes tested for visual stress and since she has her blue-tinted glasses she can read easily. (it’s not always blue – they need to try out different colours to find the best one)

  3. I’m glad someone agrees the cable running was a botched job.

    I read through a number of descriptions of phonographix and it sounds much like a program that he did a couple years ago, which he loved. He did great with it, and I’m sure it helped. It carried over well in some areas but not in others, such as spelling. But it got him interested in reading and books again after a couple disastrous earlier programs.

    The tinted glasses, my father had mentioned those when we were out visiting him and then I completely forgot about them. We need to check into those.

    We have what I think is a great sequential spelling program for dyslexics, which I thought he was old enough to begin last year, but as it turned out he wasn’t, he got burned out on it after several months and the significant advances he made were lost after not doing it the next half of the year.

    I’m dyslexic as well and so I’m not very worried about this. I suspect some of the things that helped me will also turn out to help him. He advances then retreats. He’s uncomfortable with not getting things “right” immediately, no matter being told it doesn’t matter. So he goes through periods of receptivity and willingness to try and then will hit a hard spot and just…will…not…even…want…to…try.

  4. Snowqueen, missed the other comment in moderation. (Have been moderating comments with links because of spam.) Will look at your links today.

    Yes, did the painting. Thank you. It’s different from work I used to do but more like it as far as the use of color.

  5. I don’t think M will ever master spelling but phonographix at least made what she wrote understandable! Her main problem is the working memory – the equivalent of the cache in the computer. So she finds mental maths and remembering a sequence of instructions very challenging. But her school have been very accommodating and make sure she’s got all the instructions instead of shouting at her for not listening like the did at primary (elementary?) school.

    I envy you being able to homeschool. I would love to have done that but I have to go out and earn a living and there’d be no home to school them in!

  6. That’s great the school she’s presently in is so accommodating. There are so many nightmare stories, as you’re aware from her primary school experience.

    There’s always spellcheck. 🙂 You think I’m joking, but I’m serious.

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