Four ways parents can support a child with learning disabilities

4. Provide opportunities for your child to use his or her strengths

Children with learning disabilities can suffer from low self-esteem, so one way to combat this is to help them focus on and develop their natural strengths and abilities.

“All children have different skills and things they are good at,” says Sharry. “Some may be good at running or swimming, while others are good at reading or listening; but they should all be allowed to feel good about themselves and their different talents, strengths and skills.”

With this in mind, try to work together with your child to figure out what they feel good about doing, whether it’s sports, singing, painting or photography, and then provide more opportunities for them to develop these talents, as this can help them build confidence in other areas too.

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