Practical tips for Parents
Some practical tips for parents to support your child with learning differences:
- Learn about your child’s difficulty, acknowledge the challenges and stay positive.
- Accept your child for who they are and don’t impose your sense of who they should be.
- Recognise, encourage and develop your child’s abilities and talents, build their self esteem.
- Help them with their school work and organisation, show interest in what they do, provide resources and support.
- Involve yourself in the school community, be available to help and show support.
- Support the school efforts to help your child, communicate effectively and provide feedback.
- Attend awareness talks or courses on learning differences
- Be part of a support group to hear what other parents have to say
PARENTS PLEASE BE:
Protective, organised, calm, relaxed, supportive, imaginative, happy, giving of your time and love, actively reading to and with them, ready to give lots of praise, a good listener.
PARENTS PLEASE DON’T:
Judge, be impatient, use sarcasm, overload their time, give up, do what they can do for themselves, stress out, ignore a problem, blame.