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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Fearless Parenting Despite Learning Disabilites!

The dynamic between kids and parents is powerful. When it is used to its best advantage it moves mountains.  Kids with learning issues need their parents to be:
  • Confident
  • Optimistic  
  • Compassionate
  • Well informed about their child's learning disability
They also want their parents to:
  • Understand where they are challenged
  • Trouble shoot compensatory strategies 
  • Advocate in a big way for their ability to succeed
One of the best ways a child with a learning disability learns to thrive is by watching their parents handle their issues effectively and confidently. Have you jumped right in when it comes to the learning issue in your family? I know it can be a very scary thing to jump right in….

How Can You Do This?
Get to know your "total package"
  • The good to the challenging
  • The ins and outs 
  • The difficult parts and the easier parts 
Knowing the whole picture is a powerful tool in helping a person with a learning disability put their best foot forward. You need to learn about:
  • Disability rights in school, in the community and in the workplace
  • Reasonable accommodations
  • School procedures
  • Support networks
  • Neuropsychological assessments
Doing these things will help find answers to perplexing questions so you or your child can create a successful and fulfilling life.

I Know First Hand:
You see, I know first hand how scary it can be to “jump right in” around raising your child in a world that likes to put people into boxes. “Focus on your strengths,” I kept saying to our youngest son who had awful learning issues. AND “Know your weaknesses so they don’t surprise you and get you down when you’re not looking,” I would say. And you know, as well as I do, that there is a whole lot more…

Let Me Help:
I am living my dream of helping parents who have kids with learning issues.  I compassionately coach parents, individuals and young adults with learning disabilities to take a hold of their dreams by:
  • Using their strengths to counter balance weaknesses
  • Know their weaknesses and use compensatory strategies to ease the times they can't side step a difficult task.
  • Know their passions & unique talents that can help find places they can shine!
Let’s talk… This is important stuff… I am looking forward to hearing from you!
The Navigator's Way - Living Well with Learning Disabilities!

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