Parenting a Dyslexic Child

For many parents, one of the most troubling aspects of having their child diagnosed with dyslexia is the enormous cost typically associated with the specialized instruction  that these children require in schools.

Often specialized instruction is not available at the child’s school and parents have to seek outside support. Many of these outside tutoring and instructional programs, offered by reading specialists or speech and language professionals, are potentially transformative but also expensive and not financially feasible for many families.

Too often, parents are left with no place to turn and heartbroken to have a child with a dyslexia diagnosis but no access to evidence-based programs to treat it.

SMILE AND SILENCE

Successful people have two things on their lips, “smile and silence”.

Smile can solve problem while Silence can avoid problems.

Sugar and salt may be mixed together but ants reject the salt and carry away only the sugar. Select the right people in life and make your life better and sweeter. If you fail to achieve your dreams, change your ways not your God.

Remember, trees change their leaves and not their roots. You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones to every dog that barks.

Haters will see you walking on water and say its because you can’t swim. Even if you dance on water, your enemies will accuse you of raising dust.

Make it your ambition to live a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your own hands.

 

HOW CAN A GIRL PICK UP HERSELF

 

Child marriage and Teenage pregnancy is quite a serious issue in Uganda. It robs children of their childhood and a brighter, more prosperous future. However, if this has already happened to a girl, it should not mean her life has come to an end. One important thing is for that girl to appreciate the fact that she has the power to change her story. This comes with determination and courage. Accepting the mistake and moving on with her education is the most important action that she has to take. Seeking Guidance and constant counseling is very vital in order to avoid the same mistake re happening. Peer pressure normally has a bigger role it plays in someone’s life, so always mind about the kind of friends that you relate with as you struggle to re build your life.

Try as much as you can to get more information on sexual reproductive health because this is very important for every girl child. Always keep in mind that having a child does not necessarily mean that you get married or that you completely give up on education. The only way you can take care of that child is by you yourself being empowered and acquiring more education and life skills. Go back to school and do not do it for anyone else but rather for yourself.  Never give up on yourself because the power to succeed in life is always within you. IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO CHANGE YOUR STORY.

 

We can End Child Marriage.

In recent years child marriage has gained increasing prominence on international and national development agendas. Today, we have a unique opportunity to act on this momentum and accelerate our efforts to help change the lives of girls and young women all over the world.

Ending child marriage requires work across all sectors and at all levels. It requires us to understand the complex drivers behind the practice in different contexts and adapt our interventions accordingly.

Empower girls

Working directly with girls to give them the opportunity to build skills and knowledge, understand and exercise their rights and develop support networks, is an important part of our efforts to end child marriage.

Using an empowerment approach can lead to positive outcomes for girls and their families by supporting girls to become agents of change, helping them envisage what alternative roles could look like in their communities and ultimately helping them to forge their own pathway in life.

Safe space programs

Safe space programs which offer a varied curriculum covering life skills, health and financial literacy can provide girls with an opportunity to build their skills, learn and meet friends and mentors in an informal setting and learn about the services they can access in their community.

Safe space programs can successfully build girls’ self-confidence, agency and self-efficacy, which they need to thrive. They can provide a good alternative for girls who do not have access to formal education such as married girls. Having a safe regular meeting place allows girls to meet with peers and share experiences which can reduce their sense of isolation and vulnerability.

Some of these programs have economic empowerment components, such as conditional cash transfers, or the provision of a goat or chicken, which have proven successful in increasing the age of marriage.

Supporting young people to be agents of change

Supporting young people to be agents of change can be an effective and empowering process in and of itself. Many organizations work with young people so they can advocate for change as well as helping to inform the design of programs that directly benefit their peers.

Youth groups, encouraging dialogue between youth and community leaders, and building the capacity of young people are all ways of supporting young people to be champions of change in their own communities.

Why does Child Marriage Happen?

Tradition

Child marriage is a traditional practice that in many places happens simply because it has happened for generations – and straying from tradition could mean exclusion from the community. But as Graça Machel, widow of Nelson Mandela, says, traditions are made by people – we can change them.

Gender roles

In many communities where child marriage is practised, girls are not valued as much as boys – they are seen as a burden. The challenge will be to change parents’ attitudes and emphasise that girls who avoid early marriage and stay in school will likely be able to make a greater contribution to their family and their community in the long term.

Poverty

Where poverty is acute, giving a daughter in marriage allows parents to reduce family expenses by ensuring they have one less person to feed, clothe and educate. In communities where a dowry or ‘bride price’ is paid, it is often welcome income for poor families; in those where the bride’s family pay the groom a dowry, they often have to pay less money if the bride is young and uneducated.

Security

Many parents marry off their daughters young because they feel it is in her best interest, often to ensure her safety in areas where girls are at high risk of physical or sexual assault.

 

It is posible to start all over again.

Child marriage and Teenage pregnancy is quite a serious issue in Uganda. It robs children of their childhood and a brighter, more prosperous future. However, if this has already happened to a girl, it should not mean her life has come to an end. One important thing is for that girl to appreciate the fact that she has the power to change her story. This comes with determination and courage. Accepting the mistake and moving on with her education is the most important action that she has to take. Seeking Guidance and constant counseling is very vital in order to avoid the same mistake re happening. Peer pressure normally has a bigger role it plays in someone’s life, so always mind about the kind of friends that you relate with as you struggle to re build your life.

Try as much as you can to get more information on sexual reproductive health because this is very important for every girl child. Always keep in mind that having a child does not necessarily mean that you get married or that you completely give up on education. The only way you can take care of that child is by you yourself being empowered and acquiring more education and life skills. Go back to school and do not do it for anyone else but rather for yourself.  Never give up on yourself because the power to succeed in life is always within you.

IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO CHANGE YOUR STORY.