Focusing on Strengths Helps Kids with LD

By Susan Baum, Ph.D. As parents we spend a lot of time thinking about how to bring out the best in our children. We are natural fixers of whatever is wrong as we kiss the hurts away and repair anything… Read the rest

Is Your Child (with ADHD) Ready for Babysitting?

By Heidi Rosenholtz Just because your middle-school child can’t keep track of her homework doesn’t mean she can’t succeed at the adolescent rite of passage called babysitting. In fact, kids with attention issues are often ideally suited to the task,… Read the rest

The Forgotten Child

In her fourth book, Anne Ford, the long-time advocate for children with learning disabilities, turned her attention to the impact of LD on families. The Forgotten Child explores territory often overlooked in the literature, yet is challenging for many families.… Read the rest

College Bound? Learn More

The Federal Department of Education has a wealth of helpful information for families and individuals preparing for college— all of it free and easily accessible online. Following are three particularly useful resources, each for a different part of the process:… Read the rest

6 Steps to Help Your Child Make Friends

By Marcia Eckerd, Ph.D Elementary-age children with LD or ADHD often have social challenges. They might be impulsive and bossy or miss nonverbal cues that are fundamental to successful social interactions. Many with learning differences are not self-aware. They often… Read the rest