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The Raising Lifelong Learners podcast helps parents -- especially homeschooling parents -- encourage their differently-wired kids to learn, explore passions, cultivate creativity, and become fascinated by the world around them. Join host Colleen Kessler -- educational consultant, gifted specialist, author, and speaker -- for interviews, audioblogs, tips, and encouragement to help your differently-wired kiddos become lifelong learners -- children who know that they can find the answers to anything they want to know if they can just view their world with play, passion, and fascination.

Raising Lifelong Learners Colleen Kessler

    • Education for Kids
    • 4.9 • 119 Ratings

The Raising Lifelong Learners podcast helps parents -- especially homeschooling parents -- encourage their differently-wired kids to learn, explore passions, cultivate creativity, and become fascinated by the world around them. Join host Colleen Kessler -- educational consultant, gifted specialist, author, and speaker -- for interviews, audioblogs, tips, and encouragement to help your differently-wired kiddos become lifelong learners -- children who know that they can find the answers to anything they want to know if they can just view their world with play, passion, and fascination.

    RLL #96: Finding Learning Opportunities with Dennis DeNoia

    RLL #96: Finding Learning Opportunities with Dennis DeNoia

    Today, Colleen speaks with Dennis DeNoia how giving his kids the freedom to pursue their interests has helped them be better learners.

    • 43 min
    RLL #95: [Audioblog] When the World Overwhelms Your Anxious Child | How You Can Help

    RLL #95: [Audioblog] When the World Overwhelms Your Anxious Child | How You Can Help

    Today, Colleen shares an audioblog - an article by Jen Vail from the website - with ideas on helping when the world overwhelms your child.

    • 21 min
    RLL #94: The Importance of Music with Jessica Peresta

    RLL #94: The Importance of Music with Jessica Peresta

    In today's episode, Colleen speaks with Jessica Peresta about the importance of music in our families and in educating our quirky kids.

    • 46 min
    RLL #93: 7 Tips and Strategies for Boosting Emotional Resilience in Your Kids

    RLL #93: 7 Tips and Strategies for Boosting Emotional Resilience in Your Kids

    Listen today as Colleen offers 7 tips and strategies for boosting emotional resilience in kids, and learn how to help them adapt to overcome challenges.

    • 46 min
    RLL #92: Building Self and Setting Goals with Suki Wessling

    RLL #92: Building Self and Setting Goals with Suki Wessling

    In this episode, Colleen speaks with Suki Wessling, homeschooling parent, writer, musician and online instructor at Athena Academy about helping our kids learn to set goals and flourish as authentic individuals in lives of their own design.

    • 41 min
    RLL #91: [Audioblog] How to Help Your Kids Thrive When They Are Stuck Inside

    RLL #91: [Audioblog] How to Help Your Kids Thrive When They Are Stuck Inside

    Every family can use some help finding activities, especially those that help our kids to flouish! Listen today as Colleen shares an audioblog — an article by Jennifer Vail that first appeared on the site — stock full of ideas to help your kids thrive when they are stuck inside.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

GracieBear2213 ,

So informative and encouraging!

Colleen pulls you in and talks you down from the panic of being your child’s “person”! She has practical ideas and tools and talks to great guests about how to raise all of our kids to be lifelong learners!

jesshb7 ,

Great information

Great info about homeschooling differently wired kids. Keep up the good work

kb's mama ,

We are a tribe!

Thank you Colleen for providing a comforting reassurance that our special kiddos are not alone! Keep up the great work!

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