My Turn: A father’s hope after daughter’s dyslexia diagnosis

Dyslexia: News from the web:

Three years ago, I didn’t feel I deserved the handcrafted gift my 8-year-old daughter made me for Fathers Day. It had been a rough school year for her. Her teachers had noted she wasn’t reading at the level of her classmates. This prompted the school to provide a reading specialist who told us that she would catch up if she worked harder and focused more. Wanting to do the right thing, I pushed her to work harder.

We ran through flash cards in the car, while we set the table for dinner and before she went to bed. She spent extra time on homework every night. Still she wasn’t making progress. All the added pressure was straining our relationship, and I felt like I had let her down. I started dreading the flash card drill sessions.

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