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When children struggle in school, parents often feel unsure of what to do or where to turn. You're not alone! One in seven children requires special assistance in the learning process. Your child is lucky to have a parent like you who's looking for answers and advice.

NEW! Reading SOS: Expert Answers to Family Questions About Reading

In this special Reading Rockets video series, experts answer real questions from families about reading and how to support their children's literacy at home. (Produced in partnership with The National Education Association.)

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Find information for both parents and educators based on questions from parents and educators on topics such as children's books, struggling readers, comprehension, and more. The answers are from our team of reading and learning disabilities experts. Many of the links will take you to articles on Reading Rockets as well as our sister sites LD OnLine and Colorín Colorado.

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"When I say to a parent, "read to a child", I don't want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate. " — Mem Fox