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Best Thing You Can Do For Your Child.

A great number of parents have asked me how to best help their child. My answer is to be your child's biggest advocate and cheerleader.  If your child is struggling your child needs you to speak for them and help them get the tools they need. You can do this by researching the problem whether it be dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, OCD, test taking anxiety or other problem. Make sure to get a second opinion and have them evaluated by a specialist. As a parent who had a problem with a child with health issues that were unable to be diagnosed I had to be persistent in getting the answers I believed completely fit what was going on with my child.  Trust in your instinct no one knows your child better than you do.  Once you have a diagnosis and methods for helping your child follow through with the treatment plan consistently and give it a chance to work.  Remember change does not happen over night.  If it doesn't work then go back to researching and finding other methods of treating the problem, because it may take several attempts to find the right method because each child is so unique and what works for one may not work for all.

Next, the most important thing of all. Be your Child's biggest cheerleader.  Cheer them on and tell them all the good things that they are able to do.  Let him know that his or her problems do not make them a bad person or a failure but very special and unique.  Most of all help them to always know you love them no matter what.