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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

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    Practical ideas for social, emotional and behavioral challenges.

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    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.

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  • Celebrate 1 in 5 Understood

    It’s ADHD, Dyslexia and LD Awareness Month. Learn about our live events, read inspiring stories and more.

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  • Actress Wendy Davis on ADHD

    The star of Lifetime’s “Army Wives” discusses having ADHD, and parenting a child with ADHD.

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  • Join a Group!

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

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  • Tweens/Teens and ADHD Medication

    Here are some important things your child with ADHD needs to know about the medication he’s taking.

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  • Sensory Processing Issues and Halloween

    From uncomfortable costumes to spooky music, triggers may be around every corner! Here’s how to help.

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