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For Homeschoolers and Parents: Tips for Raising Kids with Learning Disabilities


1. Rebuilding Relationships and Learning Disabilities
2. Compromise, Parenting and Learning Disabilities
3. Instilling Motivation with Learning Disabilities
4. Solutions to Problems
5. Guiding Teens with Learning Disabilities
6. Rhythms, Music, Dancing for Kids of All Abilities
7. Nurturing and Learning Disabilities
8. Developing a Stable Home Life
9. Academic Benefits of Learning Rhythmic Dances
10. Social Impact of Learning Disabilities
11. Teaching Kids How to Be Helpful
12. Learning Disabilities and Charity in Attitude
13. Being Responsible for Kids
14. Nurturing Abilities in Kids with Challenges
15. Learning Disabilities and Enthusiastic Music Time
16. Attitude Makes a Difference with Kids
17. Wisdom and Learning Disabilities
18. Rhymes for Remembering
19. Encouraging Each Step of Growth
20. Other Strengths When Challenged
21. Helping Kids Get Along in the Family
22. Kids Learn About Sharing
23. Practice Dressing for Winter

1. Rebuilding Relationships and Learning Disabilities

Our lives are like honey combs with spaces to fill our time as we choose. Most spaces are filled with activities to maintain our body and lifestyle. We also have spaces available for the intertwinings of relationship. As we relate one on one we weave our threads of separateness into a tapestry which seems solid and permanent.

The same issues abound with our children. And when they have learning disabilities we need to make plenty of time to give them extra attention to understand their relationships, more than we regularly would with other adults.

We also need to remember that when a personal relationship disintegrates we feel pain as the cloth of our bonding is torn to shreds. It hurts to rip apart from the relationships we create. Our children feel this also with their friendships that fall apart. They need our understanding and sympathy.

To once again establish peace and harmony we can begin reweaving the torn threads into a more refined tapestry.

We and our children must learn that by upgrading our self-centered feelings into caringness, we relax and regain our sense of balance and harmony. Evolution is a natural building and tearing down process that makes space for refined and redesigned structures. A relationship fails to be a relationship when one or both can no longer grow within the current set of circumstances, conditions, and interactions.

It is okay to begin rebuilding with a different set of circumstances and nother people. We again take up our threads and begin reweaving a new and more refined pattern into our relationship cloth. It is the natural evolution.

The pain of disintegration is a fiery refining process. Consciously allowing, surrendering, and letting go of an unworkable relationship forms a bridge to a better life in the future. We create our reality as we choose based on past experience and insights.

In one area or another we're in process of building up or tearing down. Relationship pain is perceived when we feel we've lost someone, but in reality we're rearranging to fulfill our needs and desires, and learning to relate with unselfish care about ourselves and others.

Article by Susan Kramer

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