Overcome Dyslexia

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Early Signs:

  • Anxiety attacks during writing and reading activities
  • Prefers to read with images than high text contents
  • Easily get distracted and lose focus
  • Slow when it comes to spelling out words
  • Trouble expressing thoughts through writing
  • Low self esteem due to the inability to read and write
  • Ambidextrous or confused between which hand to use when writing
  • Perceives that words are jumbled though they’re not.
  • Struggling to follow instructions

What Is It Like To Be Dyslexic?

Often times, people with dyslexia feel that they’re dumb, slow learners and they will not amount to anything. They have a very low self esteem and no matter how hard they try to hide it by being perky, it’s going to show that they are not confident about themselves. Children who are in the stage of acquiring knowledge are the ones who need help the most. Because they don’t understand why it’s too difficult for them to read when others find it very easy.

Is There Any Treatment To Dyslexia?

There is treatment to Dyslexia. There are exclusive ways to teach them how to read and write. Having Dyslexia doesn’t mean that you will not be able to read or write anymore but rather you are struggling to read and write. You can still read some phrases which means you have to exert extra effort to do so, that’s what Dyslexia is all about. If you have a child suffering from Dyslexia, consult your doctor right away so you can be given advice on how you can help your child overcome it. When it comes to overcoming Dyslexia and starting treatments, the earlier the better.

You May Not Excel In Reading Or Writing But You Have Other Advantages

People with Dyslexia may not become the best writers in the world but they can be their best in other field. Studies found out that people with Dyslexia has wonderful gifts. They can excel in creating strategies and can generate contagious energy that can lift the spirits of the crowd.

Don’t Lose Hope

You still have a chance in life like everyone else. Did you know that there are thousands of successful people who have this disease but still managed to win in life? Use them as your inspiration in overcoming Dyslexia. It’s not the end of the world. Always remember that our creator is fair and He loves you. We all have purpose in life. There are reasons to everything. Don’t think that you have Dyslexia because you deserved it. But take it as challenge that no matter how hard, you will overcome it. And you will be one of those people who have it but still won.

Train Your Kids To Love Books

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Do you remember when you were just a little kid? Your parents read you bed time stories and you were so happy to see them express the story with such drama and exaggeration but you still find them entertaining. Those are the moments I remember the most. I remember the smell, the dim lights, and the laughters, endless cuddles, and kisses every night. Unlike other kids, I always find bed time  a good time. That’s the time when my momma read me interesting stories that I now tell to my own kids. She didn’t know that she was already training me to love books, and it became a part of me until my adulthood.

Buy Books With Colorful Drawings

Kids love to look at colored images. You will find them trying to draw the pictures and create their own versions. So buy books that are colorful with drawings and off course books with interesting stories and moral lessons. By doing this, you are teaching them how to live their life right.

Read With Them And Ask Questions

Use reading as a way of bonding with your kids and they will find that reading is pleasurable. Just like how my mom did. I always look forward to be with her during bed time. Since then I associated reading as a fun time. I remember whenever momma wants to teach me a lesson, she will bring up a story we read and ask me questions. She will ask, “Do you remember about Pinocchio’s nose?” I always end up telling the truth.

Let Them Choose

Your job as a parent is to guide them but don’t over do it. You need to teach them independence by letting them choose. Whenever you go to a library or a bookstore, ask them what book they would like to read. In a way, you are telling them that you trust them that they would choose the right thing. As a child, you create a sense of pride.

Get Them A Library Card

A simple card can means a world to them. The feeling is like the first time you got approved for a credit card, you’re so excited to use it, you even buy the things you don’t need right? We’ve all been in that excitement phase so let your child experience it by having a library card. I promise you that they’ll be so happy and treat that piece of card  like a very treasured possession.

 

Making Time for Reading and the Simple Pleasures of Life

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If you have been feeling swamped by the tons of things you need to do, now is always the best time to bring a semblance of balance in your life. It is normal to be busy. But it does not have to be at the point of burning yourself out. From reading to getting inspirations from books on living simply, here are some of the many ways to enjoy the simple pleasures of daily life.

Make personal time non-negotiable. Carve out some downtime in your daily or weekly schedule no matter how full your calendar may be. Make the most of your downtime by catching up on some reading, doing a hobby you enjoy, or spending time with family and friends.

Spend some time alone. Spending time alone even for a few minutes each day gives you an opportunity for quiet reflection, meditation, or simply to calm your mind. Among the best tips for better work-life balance is to protect your pockets of personal time and maximize it using relaxation techniques to help you maintain your balance.

Declutter and simplify. Sometimes it is only after you reexamine how you live your life on a daily basis that you realize that you see the non-essentials that add up to the chaos of your busy life. To maintain balance, you have to let go of the things that do not serve any purpose in achieving your aspirations in life. Organize your life in such a way that you can focus on the most important things that propel you to reach your goals.

Simple Ways To Read Faster

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Are you the kind of reader who takes weeks before finishing a 365-page book? Or are you the kind of reader who takes hours before finishing a 500-page book?

You see, there are two types of readers.

There’s the kind of reader who savors every word when reading a book by taking time to finish it. There’s also the kind of reader who treasures every second when reading a book by racing time to finish it.

The only difference – and probably one that you will never believe in?

The first kind of readers are likely to be more counterproductive as they take time to get things done, while the second kind of readers are likely to be more productive as they race time to get things done.

Thus, it’s only right for you to consider reading faster now.

You also see, a person doesn’t need to take time to appreciate something of value. He should be able to do it in just one glance. This goes the same when reading books.

While it’s still considered a good thing to take time in order to fully understand what you’re reading, it’s also considered a better thing to familiarize more in order to fully understand what you’re reading.

In other words, comprehending – a skill that you can develop over time as you learn to read faster.

That being said, here’s a few simple ways to read faster:

Read faster by not minding what’s around you. In other words, focusing on what you’re reading. This way, your brain will be wired into minding only what you’re reading until you finish the book.

Read faster by not thinking about anything else. In other words, focusing at what you’re reading. This way, your brain will be wired into thinking about only what you’re reading until you finish the book.

Indeed, it’s only right for you to consider reading faster now.

Are you a slow reader? Or are you a fast reader?

Do you know any other simple ways to read faster? Let us know in the comments section below!

Meanwhile, ever thought about why do people create drama?