When I was in junior high, I hated school. I dealt with bullies; my grades sucked and whenever I mentioned the bullies to my father, he’d side-step, “how are your grades?”
What I recently realized through watching my son struggle with school is that I may have a learning disability.
He has issues with focus, I do too, but mine isn’t as pronounced as his.
This realization came to when we got his grades and how hard school is for him.
My wife doesn’t understand it because she learns the way teachers teach. I always hated those kids.
School for me was hard. I sat in front of the room, couldn’t have distractions and my son, he’s the the same way.
Now that I’m aware of this, I have to remember how I learned and teach him to learn.
Some teachers don’t care what your issues are; they’re in the classroom to teach those who don’t have the learning issues, this was obvious to me many times in school.
When I had a problem or didn’t’ understand something and asked for help, they acted put out by it, “Why can’t you just learn this?”
I know this is why I read so much as a kid, and still do. It’s the main reason I hide out to get my word count for whatever WiP(Work in Progress) is befuddling me.
Books were my escape from reality; video games are his. It’s his way to escape from the world and problems he’s dealing with, and I guess my wife and I didn’t understand why until now.
I think I wanted him to be more like my wife and get the grades and not struggle, but that’s not the case, and he needs that extra attention.
Do your kids learn like you or your partner?