Navigating Learning Disabilities
I am not a fan of the term Learning Disability. It makes it sound like something is wrong with the person. When in truth, we all have ways in which we learn best, and accommodating to someone's strengths makes a big difference in how well they are able to perform and how much they enjoy mastering their skills.
If you are thinking about having your child assessed for a learning disability, you may want to consider seeing a more positive perspective of what they are going through as well.
When you look at someone's Human Design, Soul Contract, and Gene Keys you can see the ways in which they are uniquely designed to learn and share their knowledge with others, what their gifts and vulnerabilities are, and what they need and are wrestling with at each stage of their life.
The self-acceptance and pride that comes from knowing and accepting one's unique strengths and learning style, and being able to advocate for one's needs from a positive perspective may served your child as much, if not more, than an accommodation.
I say it again and again, we are not meant to be the same. We do not learn the same, we do not have the same truths, we do not have the same destiny, and we hit maturity points at different times in our lives. We need to stop assuming that if we push hard enough, we can all fill the same role. When the truth is, if we are allowed to be ourselves, we will compliment each other beautifully. And this will create a much healthier, happier, and better functioning whole, than all of us trying to be the same.
Sometimes the square peg doesn't fit into the round hole because it was never meant to.
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