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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
  • Thanks, Mom: Quotes From Celebrities

    For these stars with learning and attention issues, Mom’s support was extra valuable.

    Ryan Gosling, actor
  • Is Autism a Learning Disability?

    If kids with autism get special education services, does that mean they have a learning disability?

    Close-up of a girl at school with head on her desk looking lonely and uninterested
  • Parents Like Me

    Connect with other parents who understand.

    Parent connecting with other parents online
  • Great Ways to Thank Your Child’s Teachers

    It’s teacher appreciation week! Consider these simple ideas for saying thanks.

    Close-up of a student with her arm around her teacher wrapped in a paper chain link
  • Gavin Newsom on the Gifts That Come With Dyslexia

    California’s lieutenant governor talks about his issues and successes.

    Video clip of Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of California, talking about his dyslexia.