The Belief of Fathers

The Belief of Fathers

This post is for all those great fathers who never lost sight of the young men or women their children could become. Here’s a story from the past – some of the experiences will sound familiar: “Several of my uncles and aunts had tried to teach me to read, and because they could not, and because I was much older than children who read easily, had come to think, as I have learnt since, That I had not all my faculties… I remember nothing that I read, but only those things that I heard of or saw.” “My thoughts were a great excitement, when I tried to do anything with them, it was like trying to pack a balloon into a shed in a high […]

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Non-Linear: The Path to Life Success [PREMIUM]

Non-Linear: The Path to Life Success [PREMIUM]

From our experience, nonlinear development is more often a rule than an exception when it comes to dyslexic kids growing up. As a result, parents, teachers, tutors, and guidance counselors should avoid making predictions about ‘tracks’ that students should be on (or potential) because it’s likely that they’ll be wrong. In Margaret Rawson’s remarkable Dyslexia Over the Lifespan, a Fifty-Five Year Longitudinal Study (alas, the book is now out-of-print and quite expensive), beloved educator Margaret Rawson described the outcome of the children under her tutelage at the Rose Valley School. Margaret had the distinction of living to 102 years old and she kept in touch with many of her students for decades after graduating. In Margaret Rawson’s remarkable Dyslexia Over the Lifespan, a Fifty-Five Year […]

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Positive Affirmations [Premium]

Positive Affirmations [Premium]

A dyslexic woman and successful tech entrepreneur was interviewed and asked what helped her overcome ‘the odds.’ Here’s what she said: “Affirmations…I literally told myself the naysayers were wrong about me. I told myself exactly what I needed to hear, every single day, to move my life forward.” Here are some of the affirmations on her list – what are yours? 1. “The biggest and most complex obstacle I will ever have to overcome is my mind. If I can overcome that, I can overcome anything.” 2. “I cannot control exactly what happens in life, but I can control how I respond to it all. In my response is my greatest power.” 3. “I have to accept whatever comes my way, and the only important […]

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