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A Podcast on Raising Kids Who Learn and Think Differently
We’ve all seen it—a child falling apart in a store or at the park. In these moments, people often assume they’re seeing a tantrum. But it might be a meltdown.
What are the unique challenges Black families face when it comes to having kids with ADHD? What does it feel like to not see your family reflected in any of the resources designed to help?
In an article for the
New York Times, Andrew Solomon wrote, “The fact that you wouldn’t have chosen something doesn’t mean you can’t find joyful meaning in it.”
Is it ever OK to let your child fail? It can be difficult to see your child try something and fail. But sometimes FAIL stands for “First Attempt At Learning.”
ADHD is just as common in girls as it is in boys. So why are girls diagnosed less often? And why do signs of ADHD in girls tend to get overlooked?
Parents rarely admit it, but sometimes our kids are hard to like. If you’ve thought this before, know you’re not alone.
What’s it like to be a dad who’s “in it”? In this episode, hosts Amanda Morin and Bob Cunningham take a moment to hear from and celebrate dads of kids who learn and think differently.
Meeting the needs of kids with learning and thinking differences can be a lot. Add giftedness into the equation, and parenting takes on a whole additional dimension.
When it’s time to split a bill or calculate a tip, lots of people confess to “not being a math person.” But when does struggling with math mean something more?
Who do you tell about your child’s learning and thinking differences? When? Does the explanation depend on the situation? And how are you preparing your child to own those ongoing disclosure decisions?
Most of us can remember having to read out loud in class in school at some point. Maybe we felt shy or uncomfortable. But for the many students with reading issues like dyslexia, this experience can be downright scary. (No wonder they may conveniently opt for the bathroom pass during their turn.)
There’s a lot of misinformation out there about ADHD. The biggest (and perhaps most hurtful) myth of all? That it’s not a “real” condition.
Anyone who’s ever sat in on an IEP meeting can confirm: When parents and teachers meet to discuss the needs of a child who’s struggling in school, emotions tend to run high
At Understood, we’re lucky to hear your powerful parenting stories daily. The Understood Community is constantly buzzing with your experiences raising kids—triumphs, setbacks and everything in between.
In It, a podcast that explores the joys and frustrations of raising kids who learn and think differently.
Join hosts Amanda Morin and Bob Cunningham as they hear from families (and sometimes even kids) about the everyday ups and downs.
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