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Learning Disabilities Help Guide
Learning disabilities affect how a child understands, processes, and responds to new information. Not only do they interfere with school and learning, but they can also contribute to emotional problems. However, having a learning disability doesn't mean that your child can't do well in life.
With treatment and support, children with learning disabilities can—and do—succeed. As a parent, you have the power to make a big difference. In order to help your child, it's important to understand the sighs and symptoms of a learning disability, identify your child's strengths ands weaknesses, and promote self-confidence. Learning disabilities may also be accompanied by another kind of neurological disorder, ADD/ADHD, so it's very important to get a thorough assessment and accurate diagnosis.
Children today face a wide variety of challenges, making them vulnerable to stress and emotional overload. Parents who know how to manage stress and deal with uncomfortable or overwhelming emotions are better able to help their children deal with and overcome whatever problems they face. Helpguide's free Bring Your Life Into Balance toolkit teaches these needed skills.