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Parenting is easier when you’ve got the nation’s top experts in your corner. Explore tips and insights on learning and attention issues.

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Read personal takes on the highs and lows of learning and attention issues, and everything in between. Parents share stories about their journey.

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See what insiders are saying about learning and attention issues. Enjoy fresh insight from authors, education advocates and other influential people.

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Get the latest on learning and attention issues—from groundbreaking research and school trends to inspiring celebrity profiles and success stories.

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Parenting a child with learning and attention issues can bring unexpected challenges. Get a leg up! Read tips from parents who’ve been there.

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At Understood, we’re always working to raise awareness about learning and attention issues. Catch up on what we’re doing and what others are saying about us.

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