Kathy Kuhl did not plan to homeschool her son: getting him and his homework off to school was hard enough. But after years trying to help him succeed in school despite his learning difficulties, they started to homeschool in 1997.
After homeschooling for grades 4-12, Kathy interviewed 64 parents who also homeschooled students with learning challenges to create Homeschooling Your Struggling Learner, a handbook for parents or anyone helping a child with learning challenges.
Next, she wrote Staying Sane as You Homeschool: Balancing Your Priorities, a short book for all parents. She did not ask her kids if she was qualified to write on this topic.
Struggling learners need help to keep going, but so do many other children. Her third book, Encouraging Your Child, is a short guide for all parents on how to encourage effectively.
At http://www.learndifferently.com/ you can contact the author, sign up for her newsletter, read and subscribe to her blog, request a consultation, and find resources for anyone helping struggling learners.
At William and Mary, Kathy earned teaching certificates in math and English. She taught junior high in Chevy Chase and programmed computers in Virginia and Peru.
Since her son graduated, she helps new and veteran homeschoolers, giving phone consultations and workshops internationally. She helps lead homeschool groups in Virginia. She enjoys reading, traveling, and hiking.