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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.

Read Expert Corner

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

Read My Parent Journey

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

Read The Inside Track

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

Read In the News

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

Read What I Wish I’d Known Sooner

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.

Read News About Understood

Inspiring. Motivating. Caring. Meet people who are taking extra steps to improve the lives of kids with learning and attention issues.

Read Making a Difference

More to Explore

  • Parenting Coach

    Practical ideas for social, emotional and behavioral challenges.

  • Tech Finder

    Find technology to help your child.

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  • Through Your Child’s Eyes

    Simulations and videos to let you experience your child’s world.

    Julia video from Through Your Child’s Eyes
  • Anatomy of an Email to a Teacher

    Use this guide to help you structure a letter that will get the best response.

    Graphic of At a Glance Anatomy of an Effective Email to Your Childs Teacher
  • Video: Does ADHD Ever Just Go Away?

    Watch this video to see an expert explain how ADHD may change with age.

    Video clip for Understood series with Thomas E. Brown, Ph.D.
  • Join a Group!

    A safe place for you to connect with other parents like you.

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  • The Difference Between Services and Supports

    While these terms may be used interchangeably, they mean different things.

    Graphic of The Difference Between Services and Supports For Kids With Learning and Attention Issues
  • “Can My Child Change Teachers Mid-Year?”

    Is your child’s teacher not a good fit? Here, five experts weigh in on switching.

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