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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

Homework and Study Habits: Tips for Kids and Teenagers

Homework and Study Habits: Tips for Kids and Teenagers

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

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

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    Homework can be very challenging, especially for high-energy kids who have a hard time sitting still at school, much less at home. As a parent, you may find yourself at a loss as to how you can help your kids cope with their homework challenges. Here are some tips that may help. RELATED: Download Our […]

  • Why Your Child Should Learn How to Code (1)Why Your Child Should Learn How to Code

    Computers are an important part of the world we live in. Technology is everywhere and it is advancing at a rapid rate, which means children are going to have to learn to interact with it at a younger age. While other generations didn’t have a cellphone until they were a teenager, that is no longer […]

  • Our Top Tips for Preparing for Back to School (1)Our Top Tips for Preparing 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 […]

  • How to Create a Homework Space (1)How to Create a Homework Space

    RELATED: Download Our Free Homework Charts! If your child is like most, doing homework can be a chore. Not only do they fall off the wagon after being in school all day long, doing homework is also the last thought on their minds. Most children and teens especially develop bad homework and study habits, from […]

  • Back to School- How to Get a Good Routine GoingBack to School: How to Get a Good Routine Going

      Before you know it, the school bells are ringing and it’s time for the kids to head back to school. Do you have your back-to-school routine planned out? Personalize your family’s routine with help from the following ideas. Once you have a routine in place, your family will start the new school year on […]

  • How to Keep Up with Learning and Make It Fun During SummerHow to Keep Up with Learning and Make It Fun During Summer

      It is hard enough to keep up with learning during the school year, much less make it any fun for your child or teen. Of course, the younger the child, the easier it is to make learning enjoyable. Once they get to a certain age, most children don’t view learning as fun, but as […]

  • 5 Healthy Homework Habits Recommended by Teachers_mini5 Healthy Homework Habits Recommended by Teachers

    Teachers know that the best time to develop healthy homework habits for your family is before homework becomes a problem.  Parents who approach their children’s homework without a clear strategy are asking for problems down the road when school gets hard.  You see, students who haven’t developed effective homework habits tend to lack the motivation […]

  • 5 Things You Need to Know About Your Child's Report Card (1)_mini5 Things You Need to Know About Your Child's Report Card

    Twenty-first-century report cards look nothing like their twentieth-century predecessors. Sometimes it feels like you need a master’s degree in education just to decipher all the eduspeak in the comments section (not to mention schools that have moved away from using traditional letter grades). How are “adequate” skills different than “competent skills”? What does it mean […]

  • 5 Ways to Deal with Your Kids' Homework Challenges5 Ways to Deal with Your Kid's Homework Challenges

    Homework can be very challenging, especially for high-energy kids who have a hard time sitting still at school, much less at home. As a parent, you may find yourself at a loss as to how you can help your kids cope with their homework challenges. Here are some tips that may help. RELATED: Download Our […]

  • How to Create a Homework Space (1)How to Create a Homework Space

    RELATED: Download Our Free Homework Charts! If your child is like most, doing homework can be a chore. Not only do they fall off the wagon after being in school all day long, doing homework is also the last thought on their minds. Most children and teens especially develop bad homework and study habits, from […]

  • Back to School- How to Get a Good Routine GoingBack to School: How to Get a Good Routine Going

      Before you know it, the school bells are ringing and it’s time for the kids to head back to school. Do you have your back-to-school routine planned out? Personalize your family’s routine with help from the following ideas. Once you have a routine in place, your family will start the new school year on […]

  • 3 Ways to handle (1)3 Ways to Handle a Bad Report Card

    Every parent wants to know that their child is smart. Whether your child is a bubbly first grader or a moody teenager, you want what’s best for your child. When your youngster brings home a report card, it’s natural to hope that your little one’s grades are good. Unfortunately, for many families, this isn’t the […]

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