NACD Targeted Home-Based Education: The Vision and the Plan

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by Bob Doman We are often asked, “What does a day doing NACD Home-Based Education look like?” Let’s see if we can help you get the picture. The truth is, the picture looks different for every family and almost constantly changes. Every child and every family are different and so are most days. A typical day for a child with … Read More

Dyslexia: What Is It and What Can You Do About It?

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by Bob Doman According to the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity, “Dyslexia affects about 20% of the population and represents 80-90% of those with learning disabilities.” We are talking about as many as 62 million children and adults! What is “dyslexia?” It’s a developmental reading problem. Did you know that virtually every child under five could be called “dyslexic” … Read More

Teaching Chores Better Than Teaching Algebra?

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Why might teaching your child to clean toilets be more helpful than teaching them algebra? I love this video. All schools and parents should learn from this school. I have been extolling the importance of teaching chores and giving children responsibilities for decades. Sadly, parents and schools seem to do a poorer job of this every year. Many parents and … Read More

Chores: An Integral Part of Your Child’s Development & Education

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Toddler Issues a Chore Challenge August 2017 Ogden, Utah Twelve-month-old Arielle is challenging other children to raise the bar and get to work. Today’s children are doing fewer chores than ever before, and as a result we should not be shocked to realize that many teens and young adults have missed some very important lessons. Responsibility Having specific jobs that … Read More

Feedback and Its Impact on Behavior, Learning, Development, and More – Part 4

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Who Is Shaping Your Child’s Self Image and Impacting Their Future? by Bob Doman   My teacher thinks I’m dumb! I must be! The other kids don’t like me! Something is wrong with me! I’m just not okay! Granddad thinks I’m the greatest! He’s smart—I must be great! Mom likes me and loves me! I’m likeable and loveable!   Everyone … Read More

Testimonial From the Parent of Three NACD Graduates

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by Sharon Lee We had been through nearly four years of searching for answers to our oldest son, Matthew’s, angry outbursts, failure to follow through with instructions, with fear and stress weighing him down. When I was at my whit’s end and totally misunderstood by other moms, a woman from our church told me about a neighbor who had success … Read More

My Greatest Discovery – How to Make Everyone Smarter

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by Bob Doman These COVID-19 Coronavirus times have certainly turned many of our worlds upside down. We now virtually have a world full of homeschoolers; more parents are at home with their children than at any time in the history of the world. Exceptional times and exceptional circumstances can also result in exceptional opportunities. Many of us are rediscovering and … Read More

Feedback and Its Impact on Behavior, Learning, Development, and More – Part 3

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by Bob Doman   You say nice things –I like you! You’re fun to be around! You think I’m good-you like me! I’ll be good for you and try hard! You just say ugly things to me! You think I’m bad and dumb—then I’ll be bad and dumb!   Simple statements: The more positive you are with a child, the … Read More

Feedback and Its Impact on Behavior, Learning, Development, and More – Part 1

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Was That Right or Wrong? (And does it matter?) by Bob Doman Was that right or wrong? Did I do well or not? Was that important or not? Does getting it right matter, and if so how much? Should I care—do I care? Is it fun? Do I like this and want to do it again? Am I good at … Read More

Feedback and Its Impact on Behavior, Learning, Development, and More – Part 2

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You Like Things You Think You’re Good At by Bob Doman I’m good at reading! I love to read! I stink at reading—I hate it! I’m great at soccer! I really like playing soccer; let’s play some more! I’m lousy at soccer—I hate it, I quit! Simple statement: You like what you think you’re good at. The ramifications of this … Read More

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