This is especially important for the child who has dyslexia!
The conundrum is that children with dyslexia need to practice more than their peers, but they hate to read because it’s hard. Since self-esteem develops around the same time a child learns to read, children with reading trouble face a two-pronged attack on their self-esteem.
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About the Authors
Linda & Al Silbert have dedicated over thirty-five years to the growth and enhancement of children’s intellectual, emotional, and social development. The Silberts have written over forty books for children in kindergarten through college which have sold over one million copies.
They lecture and lead workshops to help children succeed in school and beyond and have appeared on radio and television throughout the U.S. and Canada. As directors of the Strong Learning Centers based in Chappaqua, New York, they continue to collaborate as writers and educational therapists. The Silberts have two grown children and two grandchildren. They live in the suburbs of New York.
Read what parents, educators, and medical professionals have said about the Silberts:
“Why Bad Grades Happen to Good Kids by Drs. Linda and Al Silbert looks at how to help educate your child in a whole new way. I first became familiar with their work when a friend recommended them to me years ago. Their user-friendly approach to helping children was so good, I found that I could actually help my kids. What’s great about their philosophy is that it not only strengthens whatever academic weakness your child has, be it English, science or math, but it takes his or her learning and organizational skills to a new level. -from the Foreword, Al Roker, NBC Today show
“Drs. Linda and Alvin Silbert use the wisdom gained over many years of experience to help parents nurture their children to become better students and, more importantly, to lead happier and more fulfilling lives. By seeing the complete child, Why Bad Grades Happen to Good Kids focuses not just on better grades, but on a better life for your child.” –Kevin T. Kalikow, M.D., Psychiatrist, Author of Your Child in the Balance.
“Self-esteem is critical to success in life. Linda and Al share practical action steps parents can take now to promote a positive image-whether the child is a toddler or teenager.” –Daniel F. Joynt, Ph.D., Professor of Counselor Education, Western Connecticut State University
“Real-life advice on how your child can do better in school, in language we can all understand. An excellent book.” –Linda Selvin, Executive Director, New York Branch, International Dyslexia Association
“All parents want to raise happy, successful kids. With the S+ T + R +O+ N +G method, parents can improve communication, encourage their children, and guide them towards achievement.” –Marc E. Childs, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, New York Medical College