school help, homework help, learning disabilities, reading comprehensionParenting articles on learning psychology to assist parents in helping children and teens to succeed in school and in life.  Help for reading problems & dyslexia, learning disabilities and homework.  Learning style information helps parents encourage creativity and academic success.

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Child Development Institute provides information on child and teen learning styles along with guidelines and tools to enable parents to provide the input and activities children need at critical stages of development.  The timing and appropriateness are key to children learning important skills.

Children may have difficulty mastering certain developmental tasks or academic subjects.  We also provide suggestions on how to help kids when they are struggling.  We offer expert help for new readers or struggling readers including dyslexia, math, language plus study skills development and homework help. We also provide recommendations for educational toys and games and programs to improve reading and other study skills.

Featured Articles for Parents on Learning & School Issues

Tips For Helping Kids and Teens With Homework and Study Habits

Tips For Helping Kids and Teens With Homework and Study Habits

Study habit and homework tips help parents ease the hassles getting school work done at home.
Read To Succeed: Tips for Improving Reading in Children and Teens

Read To Succeed: Tips for Improving Reading in Children and Teens

Reading skill is essential to learning all other subjects taught in school. The better the reading skills children have and the earlier they have them determines how rapidly and how well they will achieve in school. Failure to be able to read at grade...
About Learning Disabilities

About Learning Disabilities

Learning disability research provides the understanding and practical suggestions parents need to help children and adolescents succeed in school and in life.

Multiple Intelligences

Each child has a unique set of learning styles and intellectual skills. Parents and teachers can learn how to help children maximize their learning potential by recognizing and building on strengths.

Latest Blog Posts on Learning & School Issues

  • back to schoolGetting Ready - Top Tips for Preparing and Organizing for Back to School

    Maybe last year, you got a little tired of books and papers all over the place. And perhaps the kids weren’t getting their homework done before bedtime. Was studying getting done? Did everyone make their appointments and scheduled extracurricular activities? Were your kids prepared for the first day of school last year? Chances are, you […]

  • back-to-school-300x200Back to School – How to Get a Good Routine Going

    Before you know it the school bells will be ringing and it will be time for children to head back to school. If you’re wondering about how to get a good routine going, consider the following ideas to help you create your own. Once you have a routine in place, the chance your family will […]

  • school-readyPreparing Your Child for Kindergarten

    Your child is growing up! He or she is getting to be that age when it’s time to start kindergarten. What can you do to help prepare your child for kindergarten? Here are some tips to help you out. Read! All kinds of sources agree that reading aloud to your child is very important for […]

  • Reading for Fun - Top Tips to Encourage Your Child

    You know reading’s fun – in fact, as an adult, you’d probably love to have time to curl up with a good book – but how can you convince your kids or students? For parents and teachers with kids who already know how to read, the issue isn’t teaching them how; it’s getting them to […]

  • Storytelling for Children

    From babyhood to the early teens, children love to hear a good story. This is one of those beautiful situations where what your children love is truly good for them. Children benefit a great deal from storytelling. Without the use of books, telling stories takes on a different dimension. It offers a new way of […]

  • shutterstock_141037426The Positive Influence of Being Involved in your Child’s Education

      It has been shown many times over in research studies that a parent who is involved in their child’s education has a positive impact. It’s reflected in improved grades and test scores, strong attendance, a higher rate of homework completion, higher graduation rates, improved attitudes and behaviors in the child, as well as the […]

  • Top Tips for Your Child’s Academic Success

    Academic success is important in a child’s life as it can help to shape the future. There are many things you can do to help your child or children succeed and they all start at home. Keep track of your child’s school activities, set up a consistent routine and ensuring that they have enough rest […]

  • Why and How to Get Involved in Your Child’s School

    Getting involved in your child’s school activities is an excellent way to further develop a bond with your child. Getting involved also helps your child to see that you are interested in their activities and will likely foster a higher academic success rate. There are several ways that you can get involved in your child’s […]

  • School Issues: How to Keep Your Teen Motivated

    Sixteen years seems like a long time to spend in school. Teens often lose their motivation to keep trying and excelling. As a parent you want to know how to keep your teen motivated so they will do more than graduate. You want them to excel in school so they have the best chance at […]

  • Learning Includes All Types of Learning Challenges and Problems

    We usually think of learning problems or disabilities as referring to school or academic problems. However, many children who do well in school have learning problems when it comes to getting along with peers, learning various types of sports, learning how to regulate their appetites in order to reach their ideal weight, learning how to regulate their moods in order to enjoy life more, or learning how to get organized and make their lives more manageable and require less parental supervision.

  • Homework – How to Get Your Kids to Take Responsibility

    Parents may get as frustrated with homework as their kids are, and it’s sometimes hard to know how much help is appropriate and how much you should back off. To help your kids take responsibility for their homework, here are some tips you can try. Establish a Routine Involve the child in establishing a routine […]

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