Experts Live

Welcome to the Understood Community

A private parent community with expert guidance and support

Mother and smiling son at a park
My Parent Journey

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

RSS Feed

Recent Posts

Husband, wife, son and daughter enjoying a family meal together


How I Tweaked Family Dinner to Make Room for My Daughter’s Processing Issues

Until recently, our family rarely ate dinner together. Our kids are 9 and 14, and as they’ve gotten...

Website for Dav Pilkey’s new book


With New “Captain Underpants” Book, It’s My Daughter’s Turn to Enjoy Reading

“I was so happy…until school started.” That’s how Dav Pilkey, author of the very famous Captain Unde...

Parents relaxing outdoors at a beach house laughing and checking their phones


I’m Taking a Summer Break From Learning and Attention Issues

No more homework! No more books! School is finally out, and my kids are looking forward to their wel...

Girl working on an iPad with wheelchair in background


Why I’m Open About My Daughter’s Dyslexia

There are many supports and accommodations for kids with learning and attention issues. But I know a...

Close up back view of a mother sitting outdoors with her arm around her son


The Day Kindness Shone Through My Son’s Social Skills Challenges

When my first child was almost 2 years old, we started to notice he was not following “the plan.” Wh...

What’s New on Understood