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Developmental milestones: Your 7-year-old child

Knowing what to expect as your child grows can reassure you that your child is on track with his peers or alert you to potential concerns. Below are some milestones to watch for in your seven-year-old.

Talking with Your Elementary School Child about Learning Difficulties

Though it isn't always easy, it's essential that you have frank conversations with your child about his learning challenges.

Parent tales: First signs of a reading disorder

GreatSchools members share stories about the first signs and symptoms of their children's reading issues.

Helpful assessments for struggling young readers

Many parents ask if there are ways to assess a young child's reading problems without going through a full evaluation. In this article, a reading expert describes appropriate assessments for young readers.

Seven great ways to encourage kids' writing

Spark your child's interest in writing at home with engaging, fun activities.

Bait-and-switch symptoms

Worried your child has a learning disability or behavioral problem? Make sure his eyes and ears are tuned in before testing his brain.

Could it be ADHD?

Signs that your child might have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

What Do I Do When a Teacher Says My Child Needs Meds?

My daughter gets in trouble at school. The teacher says she is in high speed all the time, doesn't watch where she is going, knocks things over or trips over stuff. Her teacher says that she doesn't pay attention to her work, she does it...

Is It ADHD? The Teacher and Doctor Disagree

My son's teacher and the principal say that my child has ADHD, but my doctor says he doesn't. What can I do?

How Can the Teacher Help My Child With ADHD?

My second-grader has recently been diagnosed with ADHD and medication has been recommended. What are some ways I can assist the teacher to understand what he needs in the classroom and how to best work with him?

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