• Darcel says:

      7 May, 2013 at 10:04 PM

      Thanks Juliana, I don’t always see myself as a very good mother. Doing the best I can with what I know and what I’ve got to work with.

  1. says:

    8 May, 2013 at 2:57 AM

    such a powerful post. as parents, we can sometimes be too focused on our kids fitting into a mold or meeting a standard and that comes from a place of not wanting your child to be left behind. so it takes a strong mama to buck the system and school her babies they way she knows is right

    • Darcel says:

      9 May, 2013 at 12:39 AM

      Exactly, no parent wants their child left behind. When we’re able to meet them where they are they won’t be left behind. For me doing that is a daily and moment by moment choice. Some days and moments I do great, other times I worry. I guess that’s part of being a mother. Thanks for your comment!

  2. says:

    12 May, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    Well done for having the courage to take your child out of school. In my opinion, schools don’t do enough for talented, Dyslexic kids. Dyslexia doesn;t mean inferior, it simply means different! I think the most important thing to distill in a child who has a learning DIFFERENCE is self-belief and confidence. Schools encourage children to mould themselves to a standard form, way of working and learning.I think if a kid has Dyslexia, he or she needs to be encouraged to let their Dyslexic TALENTS shine through, not be surpressed!

    I was diagnosed with Dyselxia only a year ago (age 22). I don’t have problems with letters, and I was so good at problem-solving that it seems I was a mastermind at hiding my different way of thinking and coping! But deep down I always knew that I thought differently- was a bit slower at conventional things and like your daughter, couldn’t compute simple facts. However, having recently realised the cause of many of my weaknesses, it has given me a new strength and confidence to be utterly myself, and to be proud of and use the strengths that come along with my Dyslexia. I wish someone had told me earlier that it was OK to think and learn differently. :)

  3. Liz says:

    9 October, 2013 at 12:13 PM

    I am a mom of 4 wonderful kids. My 10 year old son is Dyslexic, and I am thinking about pulling him out of school because he is shutting down, and hates learning. Any advice?

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