Talking With Your Child

What Should I Do When My Child Says “I’m Dumb”?

It hurts to hear your child say, "I'm dumb" or "I'm stupid." But there are ways to react that can co…

How to Get Your Child to Talk About School

With some kids, it's like pulling teeth to get them to talk about school. Use these tips and convers…

How to Talk to Your Child About Slow Processing Speed

Slow processing speed can be hard for kids to understand. Get tips for explaining the challenges to …

Video: How to Teach Your Child to Problem Solve

Want your child to problem solve and be responsible for it for it? Watch how an Edge Foundation coac…

Video: What to Do When You and Your Child Don’t “Get” Each Other

What can you do when you and your child don't understand each other, or just seem incompatible? Hear…

9 Ways to Show Empathy When Your Child Is Struggling

Showing empathy to your child can be hard, especially if you're frustrated. Here are tips for being …

Tips for Talking About Report Cards

How should you react to a disappointing report card? Here are ideas on how to react to a bad report …

How to Talk to Your Child About Learning and Thinking Differences

When kids learn and think differently, it's important to talk openly. Here are conversation starters…

How to Talk to Your Child About Getting Evaluated

How can you prepare your child for an education evaluation? Find out what to say to kids about speci…

Talking to Your Child About Social and Emotional Issues

When your child is struggling socially or with emotions, what should you say? Get conversation start…

5 Things Not to Say to Your Child About Dyslexia

Ben Foss, an adult with dyslexia, gives parents tips about what comments may hurt kids who struggle …

5 Things Not to Say to Your Child About ADHD

Even the best-intended comments about ADHD can be hurtful or confusing for a child with attention-de…

5 Things Not to Say to Your Child About Dysgraphia

An expert on dysgraphia weighs in on what comments can hurt a child with this disorder and what to s…

5 Things Not to Say to Kids Who Struggle With Motor Skills

When kids struggles with motor skills, or have DCD or dyspraxia, how you talk about challenges matte…

Why Teens and Tweens May Be Frustrated With School—and What You Can Say to Help

Kids who struggle with school may want to stop going or give up. Here are reasons why your teen or t…

How to Talk to Your Child About Learning and Thinking Differences

When kids learn and think differently, it's important to talk openly. Here are conversation starters…

What to Say to Your Child About Trouble With Focus

How can you talk to your child about being distracted and unfocused? Find out what to say when your …

My Teen Stopped Talking to Me. Should I Be Worried?

Is your teen suddenly giving you the silent treatment? Experts explain what to do if your teenager s…

What to Say When Your Child Says “I Can’t Do It”

You child says "I can't do it" or "It's too hard." What's the best way to react? Here are three ways…

8 Tips for Introducing Dyslexia to Your Child

Learn about specific tips that can help you start your first conversation with your child about dysl…

5 Talking Points to Get Your Child Thinking Realistically About College

A lot of teens dream about going to colleges that might not be the right fit. Get tips for talking w…

Why I Stopped Saying “Have a Good Day” to My Son

School was a struggle for her son. And saying "have a good day" seemed to make things worse, writes …