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Parenting Kids with Behavioral & Learning Disabilites

Parenting can be tough on even the best days. Moms and dads who are raising kids with various disabilities will tell you their job sometimes feels downright impossible. If you’re exhausted and discouraged, take heart. You’re not alone, and many parents have discovered a unique sense of joy and fulfillment as they’ve learned to effectively love and guide their kids, even in the midst of disabilities. These articles offer the hope and practical suggestions you’ve been looking for.

Learning Disabilities and IEPs

Working with your child's school to develop an effective education plan.

Discovering Your Child's Learning Style (Part 1 of 2)

Cynthia Tobias encourages parents to recognize their child's individual learning style.

Discovering Your Child's Learning Style (Part 2 of 2)

Cynthia Tobias encourages parents to recognize their child's individual learning style.




Here are some first steps for helping a child with ADHD

Different by Sally Clarkson and Nathan Clarkson

Different: The Story of an Outside-the-Box Kid and the Mom Who Loved Him.

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: A Digital Guide for a Successful School Year

Do your kids need a brain boost before heading back to school? This guide features an array of topics like nutrition, time management and a look at your child’s unique connection to God – showing that they are fearfully and wonderfully made.

Dr. Kathy Koch

Hope For the Future, Equipping The Present


Join Sally and Nathan as they share their stories from a personal perspective as mother and son. If you are in need of help and hope in your own journey with an outside-the-box child, or if you're an adult trying to make sense of your differences, you'll find deep insight, resonance, and encouragement in the pages of this book. Dare to love and nurture the -different- one in your life.




Nationally recognized authority on Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Non-profit organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD. Source of information on current research advances, medications and treatments affecting individuals with ADHD.

In the Classroom: Ideas and Strategies

Children with attention deficit disorder and/or learning disabilities can be a challenge for any classroom teacher. This page provides some practical suggestions that can be used in the regular classroom as well as the special education classroom. By looking through a given list of interventions, a teacher will be able to select one or more strategies that are suited to a specific child in a specific environment.

Creating the Optimal Living Environment for a Child with ADHD

This article offers ways for parents to create a well-organized living environment for kids with ADHD by promoting learning & eliminating distractions.

Facing Ordinary Life With Extraordinary Kids

Chuck Colson's daughter refuses to let autism hold her family hostage.

Help for Learning Disabilities?

My son has a learning disability and has always received help from special programs at his private Christian school. His grades have always been good, yet I wonder about his future education. He really wants to go to college and I don't want to discourage him. But I worry about his chances of getting accepted. And if he could get accepted, I wonder if he'll get the special help he needs when he gets there.

For Teens Knee-Deep In Negativity, Reframing Thoughts Can Help

Many teens struggle with viewing themselves negatively, and those with learning disabilities often fall into this trap. This resource offers parents help in identifying and listening for negative self-talk, and reshaping it in a healthy way.

A Word to Strengthen Parents of Disabled Children

Caring for a disabled child often goes unthanked and unrecognized in this world. But God sees every sacrifice, and he will reward you.

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