14 episodes

Discover In It, a podcast from Understood for and about families of kids who learn and think differently.

Hosts Amanda Morin and Bob Cunningham hear from families of kids who struggle with reading, math, focus, and other skills.

Parenting kids who learn and think differently can be an emotional and frustrating adventure. But, as we’ll remind listeners on each episode, you’re in good company along the way. We hope our show will make you nod your head in agreement—or at the very least, remind you you’re not alone.

Understood is a free resource and online community for families of kids who learn and think differently.

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    • Kids & Family
    • 4.8 • 188 Ratings

Discover In It, a podcast from Understood for and about families of kids who learn and think differently.

Hosts Amanda Morin and Bob Cunningham hear from families of kids who struggle with reading, math, focus, and other skills.

Parenting kids who learn and think differently can be an emotional and frustrating adventure. But, as we’ll remind listeners on each episode, you’re in good company along the way. We hope our show will make you nod your head in agreement—or at the very least, remind you you’re not alone.

Understood is a free resource and online community for families of kids who learn and think differently.

    Tantrum...or Meltdown

    Tantrum...or Meltdown

    Tantrums and meltdowns can look very similar, especially when a child is in the middle of having one. In this episode, hosts Amanda Morin and Bob Cunningham break down the differences and hear directly from kids who share what meltdowns feel like to them. Then hear from mom Amanda LaFond about recognizing—and managing—her son’s meltdowns.
    Understood is dedicated to shaping a world where millions of people who learn and think differently can thrive at home, at school, and at work. Learn more and connect with other families who are “In It”: u.org/podcast
    Copyright © 2020 Understood.org USA LLC. All rights reserved.

    • 20 min
    ADHD in Black Children: “In It” With Dr. Tumaini Coker

    ADHD in Black Children: “In It” With Dr. Tumaini Coker

    What are the unique challenges Black families face when it comes to having kids with ADHD? In this episode, hosts Amanda Morin and Bob Cunningham speak with Dr. Tumaini Coker, an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington and director of research at Seattle Children’s Center for Diversity and Health Equity, about her unique perspective as a researcher, pediatrician, and mom to twin boys with ADHD. 
    Then, hear from a college student, Xavier, about how his ADHD diagnosis shaped who he is today.
    Understood is dedicated to shaping a world where millions of people who learn and think differently can thrive at home, at school, and at work. Learn more about “In It” at u.org/podcast.
    Copyright © 2020 Understood.org USA LLC. All rights reserved.

    • 26 min
    This Is How We Make It Through

    This Is How We Make It Through

     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.” 
    In this episode, hosts Amanda Morin and Bob Cunningham hear from families about the (sometimes unexpected) ways that joy creeps into everyday life—even on the most challenging days. From learning to ride a bike (as an adult!) to making fart noises at the dinner table, this is how families with kids who learn and think differently make it through.
    Understood is dedicated to shaping a world where millions of people who learn and think differently can thrive at home, at school, and at work. Learn more about “In It” at u.org/podcast.
    Copyright © 2020 Understood.org USA LLC. All rights reserved.

    • 21 min
    ADHD in Girls: Overlooked?

    ADHD in Girls: Overlooked?

    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? In this episode, hosts Amanda Morin and Bob Cunningham hear from parents who initially missed signs of ADHD in their daughters. 
    They also hear from a fellow Understood team member about being diagnosed with ADHD when she was 30—and how it changed her perception of herself.  
    Understood is dedicated to shaping a world where millions of people who learn and think differently can thrive at home, at school, and at work. Learn more about “In It” at u.org/podcast.
    Copyright © 2020 Understood.org USA LLC. All rights reserved.

    • 17 min
    When Your Kid Is Hard to Like

    When Your Kid Is Hard to Like

    Parents rarely admit it, but sometimes our kids are hard to like. As much as we love our children, they don’t always act in ways that match our expectations. In this episode, hosts Amanda Morin and Bob Cunningham talk about how having trouble connecting with your child is a perfectly normal part of parenting.
    Understood is dedicated to shaping a world where millions of people who learn and think differently can thrive at home, at school, and at work. Learn more about “In It” at u.org/podcast.
    Copyright © 2020 Understood.org USA LLC. All rights reserved.

    • 17 min
    Why Let Your Child Fail?

    Why Let Your Child Fail?

    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.” In this episode, hosts Amanda Morin and Bob Cunningham speak with a mom, Meg, about how her son declined his IEP, allowing him to step back and learn from his failures. Meg also talks about the difference between being accountable for your mistakes and being at fault for them.
    Understood is dedicated to shaping a world where millions of people who learn and think differently can thrive at home, at school, and at work. Learn more about “In It” at u.org/podcast.
    Copyright © 2020 Understood.org USA LLC. All rights reserved.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
188 Ratings

188 Ratings

RB Brown Girl ,

My tribe

Thanks so much for this podcast! I feel like I have found my tribe! Your podcast is so informative and comforting too. It’s great to know I’m not alone! Thanks!!!

Sunny33323 ,

True and Honest

Excellent guidance with true honest opinions from parents and children that are living in it. I can’t wait for the new episodes

Gamer15373947527389 ,

The BEST Podcast for parents!

This has had me crying but in a good way. I don’t know who I can talk to but this podcast has been very therapeutic for me and my husband. Please come out with more!!

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