“Dyslexic, But, Not A Failure”

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If you never knew about this before, well it’s about time you learned of the term, “dyslexia”. Dyslexia is a learning disability, in which a person finds it difficult to read and write. It’s usually noticed at first, in children, at an early age. But, painful as it is, many parents/guardians do not see the struggles and challenges these people face, not to talk of the embarrassment they face with this problem,that, even they may not know of. No one was/is born a failure in anyway, some people are just suffering silently from this psychological problem; but, to call such a person “a failure” is an offense to humanity and to the creator Himself.

A dyslexic boy/girl, man/woman; does not need more torture, embarrassment or emotional rejection, as what they already suffer within themselves is depressing enough, not to think of the least. It’s bad enough that they find it very hard to catch up, but, for a parent to ridicule his/her child because he/she has not been able to catch up, as they hoped, doesn’t speak well of such parent(s).

Dyslexia is not a disease, as much as, a psychological problem. It is an issue that can be worked on and corrected, with a whole lot of patience and unreserved kindness. Sometimes, environment and emotional stress can make a child/an adult dyslexic. An unfavorable living condition and emotional rejection, can make anyone dumber than they really are. If you keep pushing them and putting them under psychological or emotional stress, it will only make matters worse! I have seen parents who beat up their child, because that child has not been able to catch up in academics, some parents who have more than one child, also, make fun of the victim in the presence of their siblings and sometimes, among their peers Why? Because they feel this is the right way to help the child get through his/her problems. While some parents, even, go to the extent of depriving the child a social life and force them to study harder than their brain capacity; this is so wrong and an unfair approach to something as sensitive as this!

A child/adult may be dyslexic, but definitely not a failure. They also have something they are good at, but, they just need the right amount of patience and kindness to get through their insecurities and psychological inferiority, to make them shine. If a person is unable to catch up psychologically, their parents/loved ones, are in best position to sit down with them and help them through their struggles, and not to kick their ass to the curbs, because they are unable to reach that height you had hoped for. Dyslexia is not something to make fun of, but a problem that is correctable, if only one can be patient enough to see past their disability and look unto their possibly abilities and future positivity.

Anyone suffering from this psychological problem, should know this, “you may be dyslexic, but, not a failure.” Believe that for sure and just keep trying hard enough; someday, somehow; you will also climb to the top!


4 thoughts on ““Dyslexic, But, Not A Failure”

  1. Though I agree with many of the concepts presented in this article: one important correction to make is that dyslexia is a neurobiological disorder. You are born with it or you are not; you do not aquire dyslexia. Dyslexia is known to run in families and can be remediated with the correct educational instruction. Look for the Decoding Dyslexia chapter in your state for resources and support for families struggling with dyslexia.


    • Thanks Tina Marie
      Your input is very much appreciated and noted.
      Although, I’m talking not as a psychologist or from the medical line, as much, but more as an emotionally concerned person to this issue. I just think it’s bad enough to not recognize these things as they are, and just act on them with temper and no patience.
      I also didn’t understand much of it as a child, until recently, so, I’m getting more enlightened on the issue as a whole.
      Many thanks again Tina!


    • Nice to hear from your own personal experience Jennifer.
      Thank you so much for sharing that
      I can imagine what you’ve had to struggle with truly, and I can only hope that you keep pushing forward, even with the slight limitation.
      I know how dyslexia can be embarrassing, especially when the person is willing to try so hard, but it’s never enough to really catch up.
      Irlen Syndrome is another delicate issue. Struggling to read and write can be really frustrating.
      I have someone like that also, and I know how traumatic it can be, especially when you don’t feel so much support around you, and sometimes causes some to be suicidal in nature.
      Wish you strength and my sincere empathy to you Jeniffer
      Many thanks again!
      May God grant you joy in life!
      Wish you the very best!


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