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Talking with family & friends

Checklist: Things You Can Ask Friends or Family for Help With

By Lexi Walters Wright

Parenting a child with learning and attention issues takes time, energy and resources. Talking about your child’s issues can lead friends and family to offer to help. But they may not know quite what you need. Here are some specific suggestions about what they can do.

Help at Home
Help With School Activities
Help With Your Social Life
General Help

Get tips on how to start a conversation about your child’s learning and attention issues. Explore more ways to build a successful support network. Find strategies that can help your child with social and behavioral issues.

About the Author

Portrait of Lexi Walters Wright

Lexi Walters Wright

A veteran writer and editor for parenting magazines and websites, Lexi Walters Wright has a master’s degree in library and information science and is proud to serve families at Understood.org.

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Reviewed by Laura Tagliareni, Ph.D. May 09, 2014 May 09, 2014

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