The decision to tell your child that they have a learning disability can be an anxiety-ridden one. What will this do to their self-esteem? Will this destroy their self-confidence? How do we tell them so that they know they are not alone and there is support out there for them?
Marcia Brown Rubinstien, MA, CEP has written Educating Your Child About LD on Smartkidswithld.org . It shares great tips on telling your child about their learning disability. The timeline will be different for each child and family, but there are several common threads which come together when educating your child, including educating with optimism and giving sincere praise and love. Our children need to know that they can be successful but they also need to know that they are loved and no LD will ever change that.