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Dyslexia – Enabling their gifts to truly shine

Last week I attended a prep reading information night at my daughter’s school and although she shows no signs of having reading issues I felt an uneasiness in my stomach.  The wonderfully experienced teacher spoke of how every child is at different levels and not to worry or compare...

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The curse of the hidden disability

Imagine a person in a wheelchair getting in trouble for not being able to walk or a blind person being asked to stand up in class and describe what they can see. Children with hidden disabilities are often asked to perform tasks that are incredibly hard for them on a daily basis. A dyslexic child...

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Don’t Second Guess Your Mothering Instinct – A Journey Through Dyslexia

As parents we are given the precious gift of helping a baby grow to a toddler, then a young child, preteen, teenager and then a young adult. We all have ideas of the perfect child and the perfect parent that we are going to be. Unfortunately, that perfect plan doesn’t always play out the...

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It is not our children who are behind, it's society

What is considered “normal” and acceptable is constantly changing in our society. One night while reading an Enid Blyton story to my children, The Magic Faraway Tree, it struck me how different parenting had become over the years. In the story, each morning after the children had done...

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