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Learning Disabilities Articles for Help with Kids by Susan Kramer


1. What Is Dysgraphia?
2. Dyslexia Information and Help
3. Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Symptoms
Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Explained
5. Oppositional Defiant Disorder - Managing Anger
6. What Is Childhood Disintegrative Disorder  - CDD?
Hyperlexia Information
8. Asperger's Disorder Information
9. TSC and Learning Disabilities
Living Harmoniously with Learning Disabilities
11. Cooperation and Learning Disabilities
12. Overcoming Stress
13. Dividing Time Between Your Kids
14. Helping Kids with Challenges Make Friends
15. Learning Difficulties or Disabilities?
16. Making Transitions and Learning Disabilities
17. Helping Kids Find New Solutions
18. Back to School Dress When Challenged
19. Showing Courage and Learning Disabilities
20. Teach Kids to Stay Close to Home
21. Feeling Fear and Learning Disabilities
22. Kids Learn Trustworthiness
23. Multitasking Ideas
24. Laziness or Learning Disabilities?
25. Helping Kids Reach Their Goals
26. Family Roundtable Discussions with Kids
27. Materialism Issues
28. Illness or Accident Leading to a Challenge
29. Vocational or Academics for Challenged Teens?
30. Expectations and Relating
31. Nurturing Kids of All Abilities
32. Our Roles in the Eyes of Society
Developing Self-Esteem
34. Changing Goals and Learning Disabilities
35. Shopping Trips Can Be Educational
36. Achievement with Learning Disabilities
37. Resolving Conflicts and Learning Disabilities
38. Teaching Kids Order and Organization
39. Family Life with Learning Disabilities
40. Backyard Motor Skills Games
41. Truancy and Learning Disabilities
42. Kids Learn About Playing Fairly
43. Looking for Equitable Resolves
44. Aerobic Activities for Stress Relief in School
45. Acceptance, Abundance and Learning Disabilities
46. Kids Learn About Sharing

32. Our Roles in the Eyes of Society

We are who we are and at the same time we are seen differently by different people. As an adult our parents still see us as their children, while our children see us as their parents. If our children have learning disabilities we may see them as different, but inside they are like us and everyone: members of the human society.

We relate with people in the format of various roles, and they are in a role when relating with us. We dance in and out of relationships, but on the inside we remain our essential self.

We may struggle more as adults if we have grown up with a learning disability, but we each are a valuable person with something special in ourselves to share with others.

Each person is valuable and worthwhile and as we mature in life we learn to see that value in others that we might not have noticed as young adults. Enduring relationships can develop when we go past the outer layers and learn more about each other, regardless of their abilities or learning disabilities.

Through playing in our roles we come to understand each other by feeling how similar we are underneath. Our role-playing lets us see many perspectives while underlying all is a thread of commonality interlocking us as the stitches in a sweater: one long thread, many loops, the fabric of humanity.

Throughout our changing roles we are the unchanging ones, able to radiate kindness in any situation, and able to feel others' care for us from an underlying constant of harmony.

We ask ourselves: Who are we?

At any moment in whatever role we each can say: I am the one who always has time to share. Roles change, our ability to care is the constant.

Article by Susan Kramer


Resources for parents, teachers and homeschooling families:

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Rhythms and Dances for School Age Kids

Rhythms and Dances for School Age Kids
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Rhythms and Dances for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Rhythms and Dances for Toddlers and Preschoolers
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Kinesthetic Math and Language Lessons

Kinesthetic Math and Language Lessons
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All articles copyright 2000-2011 Susan Helene Kramer
Susan Kramer has worked as a dance specialist with kids and adults of all abilities for more than 30 years,
and lives with her husband in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Click autobiography for details.