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Learning

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.

Parents should be each child’s first and favorite teacher.
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

  • Untitled design (8)Establish a Daily Routine With Expectations Clearly Defined and Discussed in the Family

    When giving chores or responsibilities around the house, be sure they are reasonable, limited in number, and developmentally appropriate for your child. Check out these tips to stay on task! Write down and post all chores/responsibilities in a highly visible place. Help your child avoid being distracted by the TV by turning it off. Use […]

  • STOP THE SCREAMING (1)The Mozart Effect: Fact or Fiction?

      The Mozart effect is a theory in psychology that refers to research purporting that young children learn better when they listen to the music of famous classical musician, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Early studies indicated that when Mozart was played, short-term improvements in some cognitive functions were experienced by children. However, over time those assumptions […]

  • Financial Skills Your Child Needs Before (1)Financial Skills Your Child Needs Before Heading Off to College

    A child leaving for college is a difficult experience. After all, you watched your child enter the world, you held his hand as he took his first steps, and you listened anxiously as he spoke his first words. It’s normal and natural to have mixed feelings about your child going off to school. One of […]

  • Development Activities for 5-Year-Olds-featuredDevelopment Activities for 5-Year-Olds

    Your son has started school and, though he’ll be learning about himself and the world around him in class, you still have a key role in helping him develop the skills he needs to prosper physically, mentally and socially. How do you know what you can do? How can you work effectively with the school? […]

  • Untitled design (1)-featuredHow to Support Your Child's Creative Side

    For many children, art comes naturally. From painting and drawing to making music; the arts are not only a source of fun but also a way to inspire collaboration, build confidence and foster problem-solving skills. If your little artist is ready to learn how to play music, act, paint or draw, follow these tips to […]

  • Moving Onwards (1)Moving Onwards - Your Four-Year-Old's Development

    Your child is four and it’s likely you’ll be looking ahead to him starting school soon. There is a nagging worry that can trouble many parents: how do you know if your child is at the right level and has the skills he needs to fit in at school? How can you make sure he […]

  • Untitled design (8)Establish a Daily Routine With Expectations Clearly Defined and Discussed in the Family

    When giving chores or responsibilities around the house, be sure they are reasonable, limited in number, and developmentally appropriate for your child. Check out these tips to stay on task! Write down and post all chores/responsibilities in a highly visible place. Help your child avoid being distracted by the TV by turning it off. Use […]

  • 10 Online Tools for Kids10 Online Tools for Kids to Improve Writing Skills

    Children’s creativity is endless. Little ones are able to imagine things that go beyond expectations. If kids engage in writing from an early age, they will be able to expand their creative potential. Children have a natural tendency to notice and observe the world around them; writing is a fun way for kids to express themselves and build skills at the same time! Needless […]

  • shutterstock_189670745 (1)5 Tips to Help Students Write Better Papers

    In this era of text messaging and Facebook, many kids don’t spend a lot of time honing their formal writing skills. This can be a problem when it comes time to hand in those school papers and essays. Good writing skills will help kids improve their grades and serve them well later in life. Here […]

  • Untitled design (12)How To Help Your Middle School Aged Child Stay On Top of Homework

    Middle school is a challenging time for young children. Instead of one teacher, they have many. The academic expectations change. Hormones become part of the equation and their peer groups begin to change. It’s not uncommon for children to misplace their priorities, to focus too heavily on their social life, and to fall behind in […]

  • shutterstock_24886837_mini5 Tips to Help Your Child Get Back On Track After Missing School

    Whether your child has been sick or injured, there’s been a family emergency, or an extended vacation, if they’ve missed time away from school it can be difficult to catch up. In fact, many children feel completely overwhelmed and are unable to get back on track. This is an opportunity to help your child learn […]

  • shutterstock_101087659_mini4 Homework Rules for Parents with ADHD Children

    Homework time is rarely fun in most households. Parents of children with ADHD have extra challenges to manage. If a child is over-stimulated or stressed, homework becomes nearly impossible to complete. ADHD children have difficulty organizing themselves and their surroundings, and they have trouble concentrating for long periods of time. The following rules and tips […]

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