Three Upsides of Children’s Learning Challenges, Part 3

Introducing Part 3 in the series, Three Upsides of Children’s Learning Challenges. If you haven’t had a chance to read Part 1 and Part 2 yet, I invite you to take a peek at them now.

UPSIDE #1 – Multiple Areas of Excellence

UPSIDE #2 – Extra Help Gives Children an Edge over “Typical” Learners


If you were at all worried about your child’s learning journey before, hopefully you are starting to feel a little better about it now. Are you ready for Upside #3?


Have a struggling learner at home or in the classroom? This uplifting blog series helps parents focus on the benefits of children’s learning differences rather than on the difficulties. Read part 3 of 3 Upsides to Children’s Learning Challenges.


UPSIDE # 3 – Overcoming Adversity

There’s no denying the incredible value that comes from overcoming adversity. Struggle and hardship offer some of the quickest ways to build strength and character.


Believing in yourself because the grown-ups in your life declare how special you are is one thing. Believing in yourself because you overcame a difficult challenge in your life can leave you with an entirely different kind of confidence. One that says:


“No problem. I’ve got this. And if I can figure THIS out, I can conquer any obstacle put in front of me.”


That’s a powerful lesson to learn at an early age.


A child who is not defeated by challenges may even choose to be motivated by them. A little guidance from you always helps, of course. Add THAT incredible superpower to upside #1, Multiple Areas of Excellence, and you may just have an unstoppable force for good on your hands!


So, parents, are you still concerned about your child’s learning challenges? Are you worried about this unexpected need for extra help?


In one of my latest learning resources for kids I included a series of positive, uplifting messages. One of those messages encourages children to “Choose your thoughts wisely.” Grown-ups, that goes for us, too. Focus on the upside of learning challenges, and your child just might take your lead and do the same.