A learning disability is not the same thing as mental retardation. Unfortunately, many teachers and people in society associate the two when there is no connection. If a child struggles, their peers will pick up on it and in many cases use that as ammo on the playground or in the classroom. In effort to alleviate situations from this arising, emotionally boost your child's confidence and help them understand what dyslexia is.
Also, do not misinterpret frustration as laziness. Dyslexia proposes several hurdles to overcome and your child may grow tiresome of having to apply themselves harder than others. Be proactive and research teaching methods and other tools that can make dyslexia less frustrating for your child.
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