Bullying: Kids with LD Are Easy Targets

School bullying is a widespread problem throughout the United States. Research shows that more than 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year; 17% of students report being bullied two to three times a month. While specific data is… Read the rest

In Their Own Words

When Smart Kids asked a group of middle school kids how their learning disabilities impacted them, we were impressed—and sometimes surprised—by their thoughtful responses. During the course of the wide-ranging discussion, students were not shy about expressing their views. In… Read the rest

Tackle Football: Unsafe for Young Kids

If pubic opinion is any indication, this fall fewer young kids will be playing tackle football; more than likely fewer youth leagues will be offering it. According to a recent poll, the majority of adults think tackle football is unsafe… Read the rest

Camp Guidelines for Middle-School Kids

In a recent article Smart Kids shared general guidelines for finding a summer camp for your child with LD or ADHD. But middle schoolers have unique challenges when it comes to choosing an age-appropriate camp setting—one that sustains your child’s… Read the rest

The Black and White World of the NLD Child

Middle school can be tough. You’re either cool or you’re not; popular or dorky; in or out. Some kids make the cut, while others choose not to play the game. But for many children with NLD who cannot read social… Read the rest