The cycles a dyslexia parent goes through: "At first you are in the crying in your pillow phrase saying 'what the heck'? and then I call it the epiphany which is stage two where you are like 'wow Dyslexia'. And then the third bit is coffee where you talking to everybody and you are so excited. The last stage is you are just pissed. You are just like 'really?' Once you know this information, you know how to train people, it's evidence based, it's not shocking and we just simply need to do...
"I feel fortunate having a dyslexic child. It's taught me patience. It's taught me perseverance. It's taught our daughter resilience and strategies on life. I see dyslexia now as a gift." -Dannielle Small
"Dyslexia is not a stop sign. It's a road block. You can do it---it may just take a bit longer." -Yvette Blaess
*And yes the beginning is meant to be that way! I decided not to edit out the mistakes I made. Here's why: I make dyslexic mistakes all the time. I say the wrong word or I almost stutter and can't come up with any word. There's nothing wrong with these moments and that's why I left the beginning of this episode unedited. My wish is for the world to recognize and understand what...
"Communicate. I encourage you to share how you're are feeling, talk about the challenges, and ask for help. We live in a world where asking for help is considered a weakness because it infers we don't have the answer. But it is also the fastest way to learn and more deeply connect with someone." -Paul Rabil
Visit the Paul Rabil Foundation here.
"As a person with dyslexia you have a lot of strengths and a lot to offer. Really focus on that, not so much on your challenges." -Trevor Smith
Check out Trevor's website here.
Massachusetts Branch of the International Dyslexia Association.
"If it wasn't for being outside and swimming, riding, and dancing then it would have been tough for me. That was my way to express myself. Find whatever it is that makes you happy and do it." -Sharon Taylor
"I wear dyslexia as a badge of honor."
"When we label somebody in our society it's a stigma for weakness. Dyslexia is not a weakness, it's just a different way of learning. The weakness is the system that hasn't been brought forward to teach people that are individuals." -Marcus Rhatigan
"What people say you can't do may be the very thing you are destined to do. I'm very grateful for my challenges because they were the gifts that I needed to be where I am today."
"How does whatever happened now serve you? How is it on the way not in the way? And how do you use it to your greatest advantage?"
"I'm interested in helping people become masters of destiny." -Dr. John Demartini
Click here for the Huffington Post article Dr. Demartini mentioned on bullying.
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"Small effort has really changed my life, of just saying let's just do this everyday for like 15 minutes. If we do it for even 5 minutes every day it's on a miracle level the results you can have." -Drew Ackerman
Check out the Sleep With Me Podcast website here.
"Parents and teachers point out the strengths that these LD students have because they are so obsessed with their weaknesses and so focused on it that when they are good at something they don't necessarily recognize it." -Marcus Soutra
Check out Eye to Eye's website here.