As parents and teachers, we often face anxiety when our children suffer from learning disabilities. Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to help your child cope with a learning disability but did not have adequate help and resources?
Before we go into the depths of this topic, let us first understand what this disability is all about!
Learning disability, learning disorder or learning difficulty is a condition where your child’s brain struggles to comprehend and process information and there can be various factors responsible for this! Basically, a learning disability is a reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities.
When it comes to this disability, as parents and teachers it is your foremost responsibility to be patient and positive and to always look at the bigger picture. Your child needs love, support and encouragement to fight this disorder and regain confidence. Your words, actions and love act as a catalyst in accelerating your child’s comprehensive development.
In this article today, we have some tips and tricks for parents to cope with a learning disability!
Take this as parenting advice and help your child perform better!
Believe your child and his potential
We have to accept that every child is unique and special in their their own way and should help them embrace their perspective. If you are helping your child approach learning disabilities with optimism and hard work, your child will also approach in that direction the same way. Therefore, try learning about different ways or solutions that work best for your child.
Stay Calm and positive
Always practice patience with your children and make sure you do not hurt their self-confidence with your negative words or actions. Be an advocate for your child and help them celebrate their potential that overweight their disorders. Your job as a parent is not to “cure” the learning disability, but to give your child the social and emotional tools they need to work through challenges. In the long run, facing and overcoming a challenge such as a learning disability can help your child grow stronger and more resilient.
Never Stop Trying
At times, the school administrator or authorities may not understand your concerns. If you are not satisfied with their actions, keep trying. Be clear about what you want to say and how you would like to approach the situation. Following the tips mentioned above will help you present your child’s problem better.
Encourage healthy emotional habits
In addition to healthy physical habits, you can also encourage children to have healthy emotional habits. Like you, they may be frustrated by the challenges presented by their learning disability. Try to give them outlets for expressing their anger, frustration, or feelings of discouragement. Listen when they want to talk and create an environment open to expression. Doing so will help them connect with their feelings and, eventually, learn how to calm themselves and regulate their emotions.
Identify how your child learns best
Everyone—learning disability or not—has their own unique learning style. Some people learn best by seeing or reading, others by listening, and still others by doing. You can help a child with a learning disability by identifying their primary learning style.
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