We all want our children to be seen as special. The pressure to perform and excel is unprecedented in modern times. It is no longer enough to do well, you need to do best. Where does that leave the child who has special learning needs and is struggling just to do anything?
While the emphasis on success and rewards is beating down on all of us, none of it is healthy. Success looks different for every person. The cookie-cutter model of education caters to only some gifts and talents, not all of them. Your child is not less because he isn’t above everyone in x, y, and z! In fact, he is special in just the ways he is meant to be!
Your Child is Gifted
All of us have unique gifts, strengths, and abilities that make us amazing. While focusing on weaknesses is a usual way of dealing with struggles, it is not the path to true success. Every person has a weakness however that is not what makes him remarkable. It is his passion and gift!
Imagine if Einstein were measured on his ability to sculpt or VanGogh on his chemistry exams. We know these names because of what they did well and gifted to this world. Their gifts are what made them famous, not their faults. Since no one is perfect, even the amazing Leonardo Da Vinci, we know that there is something they struggled with. Every child is gifted. They each have a special mission in this world. That mission can look very different from one child to another. However, every one of them is significant and needed. What does your child have to offer?
Find out how to lead your child to success despite any of his weaknesses by reading more in my guest post on My Logical Life.