Sep 30, 2015 | By: A Woman

When you are told you have a problem - Day 521

Lately I've noticed how people are quick to "diagnose" other people with different type of difficulties listed in the psychological books. For instance, it is a known fact that our children are being overly diagnosed and medicated in their school years while not a lot of parents and children are educated about the 'difficulty' that they may or may not have, what the alternatives are and most importantly, what are the causes for what seemingly the child was diagnosed of.

Nowadays, if your child is a bit slow in school, they are diagnosed with learning difficulty of some sort. Then the child is being told time after time that they have a learning difficulty until they reach a stage that they actually believe that they have a learning difficulty and at many times, they give up on themselves. Now, how does that work?

When you are told that you have a learning difficulties and all the adults that you so trust confirming to you that you have a difficulty, you believe that they are right. With that belief that they are right to diagnose you with a learning difficulty, you are making the decision that you have a learning difficulty and start making that difficulty something that you own. With your decision that you have difficulties, you take actions that confirms to you that you have a problem which perpetuate the belief that you have difficulties and before you know it, you accessed a vicious cycle. It is rare that people are able to get out of this belief cycle.

So, parents, please understand - if your child is slow in school, it doesn't mean that they have a learning difficulty. Most likely that they don't. What they do have is lack of support structure to support them with enhancing their learning skills. It is highly unlikely that they will get their support structure from their schools because in most cases, the understanding of how real learning enhancement function is not known or understood, not to mention that there aren't a lot of funds allocated for that.

Thus, before you start telling your child that they have a learning difficulty because that what has seemingly been said by the experts, INVESTIGATE what are the causes and outflows that influenced a child to produce symptoms that may seem as 'learning difficulty'. Then, investigate the solutions and the alternative tools that are available in the world to support with your child natural learning enhancement.

For support on that matter, please read by Anna Brix Thomsen. Anna has over 15 years of experience within the education system including an undergraduate degree in pedagogy and a graduate degree in educational sociology from Aarhus University in Denmark and Stockholm University in Sweden. She is a contributor to the working class think tank The Hampton Institute’s department of education and the independent online sociological journal


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