November 26, 2013
Health Tip: If Your Child Has a Learning Disability
Put yourself in his or her shoes
(HealthDay News) -- Having a learning disability is challenging for a child, and parents must do their best to help boost self-esteem.
The National Center for Learning Disabilities mentions these suggestions:
- Look at the world as your child would, and be sympathetic to his or her struggles.
- Communicate respectfully, taking time to answer questions and listen.
- Plan for one-on-one time, so your child doesn't have to fight for your attention.
- Love and appreciate your child for who he or she is.
- Don't blow mistakes out of proportion, but use them as learning opportunities. Let your child make decisions.
- Highlight your child's strengths, and encourage positive relationships and social interactions.