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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

  • 5 Inexpesnive Ways to Keep the Kids (1)5 Inexpensive Ways to Keep the Kids Entertained This Summer

    It doesn't take long for the excitement of summer vacation to give way to boredom. Soon enough, your kids will be sitting around the house, playing video games and complaining that there is nothing to do. When boredom strikes, it's time to rely on your creativity and find inexpensive ways to entertain your family.  These […]

  • Why Playing Hide-and-Seek (1)Why Playing Hide-and-Seek is Good for Your Child

    Children love to play hide-and-seek from their earliest days, but it's not just a silly game. Playing peekaboo with your baby leads to searching for hidden objects and, ultimately, to the excitement of playing hide-and-seek, of being hunter or hunted without the risk of getting hurt. Whether it's peekaboo, hide-and-seek, or hunt-the-thimble, what are the […]

  • Spatial Skills, Creativity, and SocialToys That Help Children Develop Spatial Skills, Creativity, and Social Skills

    An article published by the Association of Psychological Science in January 2015 found that children who play frequently with puzzles, construction, and board games tend to have better spatial reasoning ability.  They studied the play behavior of 847 children ages 4–7 from a nation-wide sample covering all socioeconomic groups, and used scores from a psychological test […]

  • 4 Parenting Lessons from March Madness 700x4614 Parenting Lessons from March Madness

    Brackets, cash prizes, bragging rights, upset,s and watch parties - what more could a college basketball fan ask for? Sports fanatics anxiously await the arrival of March Madness each year, and rightfully so. But even if you are new to the game, you can learn life lessons from the tournament. Here are just a few […]

  • 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 […]

  • shutterstock_231951238_miniHow 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_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 […]

  • shutterstock_231951238_miniHow 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 […]

  • shutterstock_201839608_miniCatching and Solving Reading Problems

    Helping an ADHD child improve his reading requires systematic evaluation of skills conducted by his teacher and with the involvement of his parents.  A collaborative effort must be put forth in order to help a child become a successful reader. Set up regular meetings with your child's teacher to make sure that there is consistency in […]

  • Homework 101_miniHomework 101

    One of the single biggest sources of conflict between an ADHD kid, parent, and teacher is homework.  Forgotten assignments, frustration, short attention span, lack of organization, tantrums, crying, oppositional behavior - sound familiar?  It might be tempting to throw up your hands and give in but that approach won't benefit your child. There are easy […]

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