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Parenting a child with a learning disability can be challenging. We've gathered information that educators can share with parents to help them provide the best support for their child at home and at school.

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Parenting Teens with ADHD Made Simple

Teens. One minute they love you. They want your input and guidance. Next minute, they're super critical and act as if you're an idiotic dork. They want you to be there, but only when they think they need you. They can't figure out why you don't know when to butt out! You can be so stupid, not to mention unfair and out to ruin their lives.

Environmental Modification of APD at Home

To Merry, Unmarried Holidays: Help for Single Parents of Children with LD and/or ADHD Over the Holiday Season

For the single parent the holidays can bring additional stress. For single parents of children with LD and/or ADHD the stress can be even greater. Single parents need to focus on what they can control. Children need all of the love they can get.

When a Sibling is Different

Family Matters: The Impact of Learning Disabilities

The Role of Family Therapy in the Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Learning Disabilities

Helping Children with Learning Disabilities and/or ADHD Cope with Tragedies

It is hard to know what to say to children about the tragic events and crisis of September 11, 2001. This event has brought feelings of fear, sadness, and horror to Americans and to our children. It is impossible to shield children from such events. It is not easy to know what to say to children in times like these.

Learning Disabilities and Sibling Relationships

Working with the Mainstream Teacher

Making the Most of the Telephone Network

How can you get the information that you need on the telephone? Tracking down the facts that will help your child can be difficult detective work. You may feel driven from place to place with everybody seemingly "on the other line" or "out of the office for a moment."

Talking to Your Children About Their Attention Deficit Disorder

How Parents Can Be Advocates for Their Children

Parents are often the best educational advocates for their children, especially children with a learning disability. The Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities (CCLD) has developed the following tips to help parents champion their child.

Practical Tips to Help Your Child Learn Better and to Value Education

This summer, as you sit on the beach, or by the pool, or under the cool shade of a tree, thinking about how to help your child do better in the next school year, you may want to consider some of the practical tips that I have found to be helpful with my own family, and with the children I treat. These suggestions apply to all children at all ages and are not specifically geared toward any one temperament, learning style or emotional state.

Ten Tips for Negotiating the Best Education for Your Child

Helping Young Children with Learning Disabilities at Home

Tips for Developing Healthy Self-Esteem in Your Child

Tips for Grandparents

Early Identification - Social Skills Milestones

Early Identification - Motor Skills Milestones

Early Identification - Adaptive Milestones

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