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

Finding the Right Camp for Middle Schoolers

After last summer’s widespread cancellations of summer camps due to the pandemic, it looks as if many will be welcoming kids back this summer, albeit with a few more safety protocols in place (COVID tests, masking mandates, etc.). Still, it’s… 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

Help For an Older Child with Reading Problems

When it comes to adolescents with reading difficulties, research shows that interventions should consist of the core elements listed below. These are the same interventions used with younger struggling readers, however they’re adjusted for age and experience. 1. Phonemic Awareness… Read the rest

Help Your Child Accept LD

By the time a child with learning disabilities is in middle school, she should be preparing for what’s ahead. The first step in that process is developing the self-advocacy skills necessary to navigate in high school and beyond. In order… Read the rest