Students with learning disabilities constantly have to deal with the pressures and struggles of school, and it may be hard for them to see the light at the end of the tunnel. How can we help our children and students cope when they often feel despair?
Calling it a gift when all they can see is struggle can send them down the wrong path.
The struggle is real.
As a mom and a teacher of children with special needs, I often struggle just as much as my students do when it comes to seeing the bigger picture. Students with learning disabilities see their individual day-to-day struggles -- the struggle to learn, to keep on top of tasks, and to combat discrimination.
From conversations with my son and my students, they feel inferior. They call themselves stupid and want the differences to disappear. These students are fully aware that they have to learn differently and accomplish tasks from a different angle, and that often makes them feel discouraged or ostracized from their peers. They just don't see that there will ever be an end to their school struggles.
But what many students and their parents don't see is that there could actually be a silver lining in their learning disability.
My personal story.
Don't let the challenges defeat you!
See the child, not the disability.
In those moments of struggle, and those moments of hardship, when you feel you've already done all you can to help -- step back, and look at this child as a gift. Don't just look at the child's disability, see the whole child! See them for who they are, and not just what they're going through.
For my son, even when things get rough like they did on his first week of junior high, we try to take his mind and eyes off the struggle. We recognize that no matter what our difficulties are -- and we do all have different kinds of difficulties -- we are all unique, and special, and wonderful. Most importantly, we can all contribute to our society positively. Being able to recognize that is the true silver lining.
Positivity and perseverance are built up by small successes. Each small success gives a person more drive to keep going, slowly building up to bigger and bigger successes. The Learning Success System is designed to create small successes that become larger successes. If you're interested in doing this for your child, get the Learning Success System now!
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