So, do you want to go back to the fun ride on the carousel?
You can help create that for your child.
1 – Talk about the emotions – both positive and negative
The negative emotions cannot be stored away when they appear. And they will show up sometimes. We cannot control that, and it requires a lot of energy to try.
But if your child can understand and accept why some emotions occur when the letters show up, then they will be able to handle it constructively.
For instance, most children have learned that they should find an adult to ask for help when they feel sad.
In the same way, your child can, with support from you and other adults, move on from situations where their body freezes when they are supposed to read out loud in class. For instance, that could mean being brave enough to say: “I am dyslexic, so I need to practice before I have to read out loud for others.”
Remember, also, the positive emotions.
They help to strengthen your child’s self-confidence and self-worth.
Those are two crucial things in your child’s life. Both in school, at home, and during free time.
In school, a high degree of self-confidence and self-worth can influence your child’s belief in their abilities.
2 – Create happiness and set demands
Simply put, we learn best in an atmosphere of happiness and relaxation and the right level of demands for our abilities.
If you contribute by having a great outlook whenever you have to do homework, then the carousel is already picking up speed.
Your child is influenced by your mirror neurons. If you are positive and smile a lot, then it will affect your child.
That is really smart.
You may also get this effect during a walk on the street. If you meet someone who smiles, you will also automatically smile back, even if you don’t know the other person.