Description of Contents
This is a site that has its focus on practical parenting tips for home and school. It is structured on the following parts: look at the big picture; take charge of your child’ education; identify how your child learns best; think life success, not school success; emphasize healthy lifestyle habits; take care of yourself, too.
All along the site, information is provided towards answering practical and objective questions, namely for parents that have children with learning difficulties: has your child recently been diagnosed with a learning disability? Did you immediately begin to worry about how he or she will cope with school?
Each part includes a series of practical tips for parents, as well as a summary. For example: the chapter dedicated to “Think life success, not school success” analyses questions such as self-awareness and self-confidence; being proactive; perseverance; the ability to set goals; knowing how to ask for help; the ability to handle stress.
Besides, the site gives the reader additional information concerning related articles and other resources and references that may help parents deepen their understanding of the subject.
This seems to be an interesting online site, namely for parents, giving very practical and straightforward information about the way to address students with learning problems. This is really its added-value.
Furthermore, the site addresses the problematic of students with learning difficulties on a very open and broad basis, allowing parents to really be part of the solution that must be found within the triangle family-school-community. Children are not defined by their learning disabilities. A learning disability represents one area of weakness, but there are many more areas of strengths. The site asks parents to focus on their children’s gifts and talents, whose lives - and schedule - shouldn’t revolve around the learning disability. Parents are asked to nurture the activities where he or she excels, and make plenty of time for them.
In searching for ways to help children with learning disabilities, parents are remembered that they are looking for ways to help them help themselves. The job as a parent is not to “cure” the learning disability, but to give the child the social and emotional tools he or she needs to work through challenges.
This site really provides extensive information for parents of learning disabled kids, including, as mentioned, being your child’s advocate in the school, and coping strategies to use at home.
The transferability potential is high since it addresses problems parents face the same way all over contemporary societies.