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    Learning Disabilities and Homework
    8 Disorganization Styles of Struggling Boys
    Why is your child struggling in school? In her book "That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life," author Ana Homayoun identifies eight styles of disorganization and distraction that ...
    Erin Dower
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    Tools for LD Children
    6 Strategies to Help Your Child with LD Succeed
    If you have a child with a learning disability, you know how hard it can be to get him excited about schoolwork. Check out these tips and strategies from our readers that will help your child accomplish his goals, and encourage him to go that ex...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Coping With ADHD
    How to Handle a Grandchild with ADHD
    A grandparent who can provide consistent and firm boundaries for a child with ADHD can be a very helpful force in the life of the child. ...
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    Diagnosing Lds
    Top 10 Tips for Parents Who Have a Child with LD
    As a parent, learning disabilities can be tough to deal with some times. Find strategies to help cope with your child's disability, and tips to help your child manage in and out of the classroom. ...
    the Council for Exceptional Children
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    Coping With ADHD
    ADHD: School Issues and Interventions
    ADHD: School Issues and InterventionsIn the elementary years, AD/HD usually causes these problems: off-task behavior, incomplete or lost assignments, disorganization, sloppy work or messy handwriting, not following directions, errors in accuracy,...
    Mary Fowler
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    Coping With ADHD
    Dealing with ADHD: One Woman's Story
    Dealing with ADHD: One Woman's Story My own experience with special needs has been learning to cope with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). My older daughter was always different from other children her age. Of course, as her mom, ...
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    Anxiety Disorders
    9 Anxiety-Busters for Kids Taking Standardized Tests
    Test day jitters are striking earlier than ever. In most states, standardized testing aligned with the Common Core begins in second or third grade, but a few states administer standardized tests as early as kindergarten. Many children experience ...
    Erin Dower
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    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
    familyeducation editors
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    Coping With ADHD
    ADHD: Establishing Routines
    ADHD: Establishing Routines One of the first steps in reducing household chaos is to establish routines. That means determining what situations occur regularly and then establishing a structure or sequence to be repeated every single day. Routine...
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    Coping With ADHD
    Educational Strategies for Children with ADD
    Educational Strategies for Children with ADD My boyhood buddy, Spook, was a man of many talents. By the age of fifteen, he was famous across west Texas for his talent as a horse trainer. He was a horse whisperer who had a way with both mustangs a...
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    Coping With ADHD
    The Good Stress Challenge for Kids with ADD
    The Good Stress Challenge for Kids with ADDThe challenge is the goal you set for yourself or your child. Because of the link between biological and psychological actions, I recommend a physical goal. But you want to plan an activity that can be d...
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    Coping With ADHD
    What Parents Can Do to Help Their Children Get Organized
    What Parents Can Do to Help Their Children Get Organized Disorganization and lack of time awareness are common characteristics of ADHD. A child or teen with ADHD is likely weak in these skills and will need your help, support, and "coaching" in ...
    Sandra F. Rief, M.A.
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    Coping With ADHD
    The ADD Label
    The ADD Label Children and adults associate a wide variety of images and feelings with the diagnosis of attention deficit disorder. It might surprise you to know that some contradict others. I've had parents and children say they were relieved. O...
  • School and Learning
    Coping With ADHD
    Teaching Children with ADD to Get What They Need
    Teaching Children with ADD to Get What They NeedChildren with ADD need to learn how to meet their basic human needs--or receive payoffs--with productive, safe, and beneficial behavior, as opposed to the negative and often dangerous behavior they ...
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    Coping With ADHD
    ADD: The Challenge for Parents and Siblings
    ADD: The Challenge for Parents and SiblingsThe treatment of an ADD child begins in the healing home--not at school, not at the psychologist's or doctor's office. If a child's parents and other family members do not invest their time, effort, and ...
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    Coping With ADHD
    Borderline ADD
    A parent who wants to help her child perform better academically -- and avoid medication for ADD -- seeks advice. ...
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    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
    familyeducation editors
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    Homeschooling Special Needs Kids
    Homeschooling a Child with ADD
    Advice from a homeschooling expert on getting a homeschooled child with ADD to stay focused. ...