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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.
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