Parenting Children with Learning Disabilities

Parenting Children with Learning Disabilities

Parenting Children with Learning Disabilities

Parenting Children with Learning Disabilities

Synopsis

In a straightforward and empathetic tone, Adelizzi and Goss sensitively offer support to parents of children with learning disabilities who wish to see their children grow to their full potential. While juggling the complex expectations imposed upon them, parents often combat confusion, anger, fear, sadness, and frustration. This book will help diffuse these overwhelming feelings, empowering parents with the ability to provide the academic and personal support their children need to thrive.

Excerpt

Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace.
Wednesday’s child is full of woe,
Thursday’s child has far to go.
Friday’s child is loving and giving,
Saturday’s child works hard for a living.
But the child who is born on the Sabbath day
Is good and kind in every way.
—Anonymous

You are probably familiar with this poem anonymously written to help children memorize the days of the week. Each line seems to hold such special meaning. When we realized that we were both born on Saturday, we laughed about what an apt description came with that day—“Saturday’s child works hard for a living!” As we looked past our personal experiences in connection with the poem, we quickly recognized how well the description of Saturday’s child fit the children, adolescents, and adults with learning disabilities who have become our collective life’s work. They worked so very hard every day in order to keep up, measure up, and compete with their peers. Their goals are often to gain the respect and admiration of their teachers, parents, and

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