Last weekend was Father’s Day, and so, naturally, I was thinking about my dad. Good memories.
When I was growing up, my dad was very supportive, but was never really involved with my homework because homework was done and dinner ready by the time he got home from work.
For many years after I started the Learning Center, I dealt almost exclusively with moms. Dads didn’t seem as involved in their children’s schooling and homework, and in fact, they notoriously felt that if their struggling students would just try harder, they would do just fine.
These days, I get the privilege of seeing lots of dads (and grand-dads) at Parent Information Nights, in the waiting room, and sitting-in on sessions. They are very involved in their kids’ education and homework and they “get it.” Some through personal experience.
Previously, we have talked about the “gifts” and talents associated with the dyslexic thinking style. We have many SLC dads who have put these talents to work by creating their own very successful businesses.
But they also carry some scars, because being smart, creative, and innovative but struggling in school is confusing and just plain hard. And these dads don’t want their kids to have to suffer as they did.
So today, I just want to appreciate all the dads and grandfathers.
Your support, understanding, and presence are
absolutely invaluable in your kids’ lives!
And a very special thank you to those who are making the investment of time and finances to help correct their child’s or teen’s learning challenges. We know that this is a big commitment for any family, but it is truly an investment in the child’s future.
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Jill Stowell, M.S.
Author: At Wit’s End A Parent’s Guide to Ending the Struggle, Tears, and Turmoil of Learning Disabilities
Founder and Executive Director – Stowell Learning Centers