It is important to encourage children to be tenacious and not timid when it comes to their passion or what they enjoy doing. Don’t discourage children especially when you think they do not have the capacity for what they desire to become in future. I am not saying adults/parents should shirk the responsibility of guiding and counselling children. Where you feel a child has his or her head in the clouds, kindly caution as and when due without being overly critical and negative. Do not put them down and don’t allow ANYBODY to put children down around you.
Now, if I tell you I know a dyslexic author will you believe me? There is a famous dyslexic author that I can’t stop reading. I have read a few of her books, Thursday at Eight, 204 Rosewood Lane, 1022 Evergreen Place, etc. Her stories are absorbing and encouraging. They truly leave the readers with a feeling of hope and happy expectation. Her name is Debbie Macomber. She has only a high school education but she didn’t give up.
The lesson here is that she didn’t allow her condition to rob her of her dream of becoming a writer. Despite having a learning disability that made reading /interpreting words and other symbols difficult, she overcame the limitation by becoming what people could never imagine, a writer. It is a fact that dyslexia doesn’t affect intelligence in any way but if you were in her teachers or peers’ shoes, would you have believed she could become a writer?
Never underestimate the power from within that can make the impossible become I’M Possible. Please go home today and encourage your children that they can achieve whatever they set their minds on achieving. Give them the courage to dream and watch them blossom.