Cindy Gaddis is a 27-year home education veteran and mother of seven right-brained children, ages 18-32. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, and their family lives in a log house on fifteen acres in beautiful central North Carolina. A passionate advocate for understanding and honoring the natural learning path for creative, right-brained children, Cindy is a popular conference speaker and writer on the subject. Cindy wrote her book, The Right Side of Normal, in order to reach more parents and teachers who want to benefit from strengths-based learning for right-brained children. Cindy fulfilled her dream to open a “homeschooling school” last year at a 1926 renovated farmhouse on eighteen acres in order to work directly with more children wanting to find a place that provides individualized studies and freedom to pursue the creative outlets and develop a love of learning. You can find Cindy’s right-brained writings and homeschooling flavor at http://www.therightsideofnormal.com/ or her consultation services and Applestars blog at http://www.cindygaddis.com/ or her school at https://creative-learning-center.squarespace.com/.
Is your child interested in one or more of the following: art/photography, theater/showmanship, music/dance, computers/video games, building (LEGO!)/electronics, cooking/gardening, puzzles/mazes, math/numbers (concepts/spatial), or fashion/sewing? Have you heard people make comments about your child such as he does not live up to his potential, or she is smart but lazy, or he may have a learning disability? Does your child resist your teaching methods? Your child may be a right-brained, creative learner. Cindy will share the characteristics of this learning style to help parents discover their child’s path to learning with joy. Celebrate the gifts of the right-brained learner while understanding why certain subjects may develop later or differently (like reading, math facts, handwriting, spelling, and writing).