Summertime Tips for Kids with LD
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I want my child to pursue something she is good at this summer. But she doesn't seem interested in anything. Should I enroll her in a sports activity anyway, even though she is reluctant?
Sometimes a child seems disinterested in everything, but if you observe your child carefully--What does she do in her spare time? What does she talk about? Who does she like to be with?--you will find some clues. Try to give your child a choice but once the selection is made, try very hard to follow-through with the commitment.
I want to enroll my child in a fun summer class, such as art or drama, but I am not confident he will be good at these things. Should I take the risk?
A child does not always need to be good at something to enjoy it. Sometimes going with a friend is enough. Take a chance in an area where you think there is a good possibility that your child will have fun. You might also check with the instructor to make sure that his/her primary goal is that the children in the class have fun.
Family Education Network is thankful to Carolyn Compton, Ph.D., Ann O'Hara Gordon, MFCC, Karen Grites, M.S., and Shirley Tretten, M.A. of the Children's Health Council for their contributions to this article, whose orgins began at Schwab Learning.
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