Making the Move to Middle School

Beginning a new school year often comes with a large dose of anxiety for children with LD and ADHD who have struggled with academics in the past. But even more daunting is when a new school year also means a… Read the rest

Is Summer School Right For Your Child?

Summer school doesn’t have to be drudgery. Options include local or residential programs, week-long to summer-long sessions, full-time academic forays, or academic/recreational combinations. To determine if an academic curriculum will enhance your child’s summer vacation, ask yourself the following questions:… 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

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