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Health Tip: If Your Child Has a Learning Disability

Put yourself in his or her shoes
(HealthDay News) -- Having a learning disability is challenging for a child, and parents must do their best to help boost self-esteem.
The National Center for Learning Disabilities mentions these suggestions:
Look at the world as your child would, and be sympathetic to his or her struggles. Communicate respectfully, taking time to answer questions and listen. Plan for one-on-one time, so your child doesn't have to fight for your attention. Love and appreciate your child for who he or she is. Don't blow mistakes out of proportion, but use them as learning opportunities. Let your child make decisions. Highlight your child's strengths, and encourage positive relationships and social interactions.
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