Susan - posted on 08/15/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
I have a 8 yr old son who has struggled through his education to learn to read and write. He is still reading/writing at the level as a 6 yr old which they are now working with him to help. However I also have a daughter who is 5yrs old who is now reading at the same level as him and her writing is rapidly catching up too! My son already lacks confidence in his work and my daughter isn't helping by telling him his mistakes in reading or reading words for him (trying to help him). She answers questions much faster, reads much faster. I am trying to help build his confidence praising him for his efforts and encourage him but he gives up easily. I feel bad when I encourage and praise my daughter for her achievements as my son struggles so much and feel this may be denting his confidence. He is good at Karate so try remind him this is his strength in life and Leah's is reading and writing. Any suggestions?