Make Your Holidays Stress-Free

For many children, including those with LD and ADHD, ’tis the season to be out of control. It’s the time of year best described as “over the top” — as in overtired, over-stimulated, overindulged, etc. Kids who have trouble with… Read the rest

Taking the “Mad” out of Morning Madness

Getting up and out in the morning is difficult for many kids, but for those who are easily distracted the challenges are formidable. Smart Kids parents share their tips for starting the day off right: Prepare Ahead: Get organized the… Read the rest

Understanding Your Teen

Adolescence is a time of change and growth coupled with uncertainty and insecurity. As parents, it’s important to understand how adolescents think and how best to respond in order to help your teenager—and yourself—get through this tumultuous passage successfully. Studies… Read the rest

10 Ways to Improve Communication with Your Child

By Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D Kids with LD and ADHD often feel more criticized than understood. In our eagerness to help, we sometimes try to fix problems, correct behaviors, or give feedback before we fully understand the child’s perspective. Following are… Read the rest

Surviving the Teen Years

Sometimes it seems as if teenagers are in a constant state of crisis, often pulling parents into their drama. But as parents, it’s your job not to get caught up in their drama, but rather to empower them to handle… Read the rest