Creating Climates of Respect: Call to Action

By Jo Ann Freiberg, Ph.D. with Eve Kessler, Esq. With a new school year comes this important reminder that school bullying is a significant and pervasive problem in the United States, affecting at least 20% of students, with over one-third… Read the rest

A Friend Like Hannah

I was diagnosed with dyslexia at the beginning of second grade. Right away, I began private reading lessons every day with Lisa, my amazing teacher who is still my treasured friend. When I left my classroom to work with Lisa,… Read the rest

ADHD & Social Problems in Young Children

In a new study, researches have found that ADHD in young children leads to social problems with their peers. Interestingly, the impact seems to lessen as children get older. According to an article in HealthDay, the study of 1,000 children,… Read the rest

Nothing Helps! What Can I Do?

At Smart Kids, we appreciate that it’s a particularly poignant dilemma to be knowledgeable and yet so perplexed. As you said, you are aware that your son “doesn’t understand.” You recognize that he is not choosing to alienate others. However,… Read the rest

8 Ways to Deal with Hurtful Cliques

Has your child ever been excluded or mistreated because he was different from the powerful insiders at school? If so, he’s not alone. Research shows that highly creative students with learning differences are far more likely to be excluded or… Read the rest