My child has dyslexia and is very insecure: What can I do?

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Sofie is 10 years old and has a lot of trouble with reading and spelling. In class, Sofie always feels very gu00a0insecureu00a0 when she notices that she is slower with her u00a0 worku00a0 than her classmates. Because the difference in level is increasing, dyslexia research has been carried out at the insistence of the school. Sofie turned out to have dyslexia. This was a great relief to her and her parents, because after many years of uncertainty, the cause finally surfaced. Yet Sofie remains very insecure andu00a0this uncertainty has only increasedu00a0over the course of theu00a0years. In what way can Sofie learn to deal with her emotions and feelings,u00a0so that she canu00a0raise her reading levelu00a0and because of this you00a0also get moreu00a0enjoymentu00a0in reading?

Guidance to self-confidenceu00a0

The self-confidence of a child with dyslexia gets a big blow. Understandable, because it can be very frustrating when classmates effortlessly learn words for the dictation. Dyslexics therefore often feel unjustly stupid and close themselves off from the rest.

Because of these frustrationsu00a0, children can suffer from au00a0negative self-image.u00a0Especially when children with dyslexia have to read something in class and they have negative experiences in class as a result.u00a0Door these negative experiences, a child is already confronted with feelings of fear, tension and a high degree of stress at a young age. Sofie also became increasingly insecure. Her parentsu00a0see you00a0change her from a happy to a shy girl, who reluctantly goes to school every dayu00a0.u00a0Her parents are distraught and at a loss.u00a0What can they do to help Sofie?u00a0

Tip 1:

Tell your child that making mistakes is OK! You can learn by making mistakes. Also tell us which mistakes you still make as a parent. You probably won’t make that mistake next time. This is how you turn something negative into something positive.

Tip 2:

Teach your child to deal withu00a0physical tension.u00a0Opu00a0YouTubeu00a0you can search foru00a0relaxation or breathing exercises. You can practice these at home. Your child can apply these exercises in the classroom when he or she experiences tension. A simple exercise is to close your eyes and breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth several times.


Practice makes perfect. Show your children examples of famous people with dyslexia such as Hollywood actor Will Smith, TV chef Jamie Oliver and Princess Victoria of Sweden. They also had to practice a lot. Sometimes it takes a lot of repetition and perseverance. And the result is much more satisfying!

What can you do?u00a0

Educto enu00a0Intraverte can help! Thanks to deu00a0senso-moticu00a0accompaniment

fromu00a0Intraverte, Sofie learns to become aware of her body. Like many children, Sofie also finds it difficult to talk about topics that she has difficulty with. By playfully becoming aware of this, she finds out which body signal is associated with this. As a result, Sofie starts to discover this pattern more and more and she learns through the guidance ofu00a0Intraverteu00a0how she can best deal with this.u00a0In this therapy/guidance, Sofie discovers more who she is, what she can do and how she can deal with tension and emotion. How does this feel in your body and what can you do? She learns who she is and discovers why she is so frustrated when she is in class. Sofie learns to know and control her body so that she can recognize and place the different feelings.

Because Sofie has become more and more u00a0awareu00a0 of her emotions, Educto can give children deu00a0handlesu00a0 through didactic guidance that Sofie can apply in the classroom. For Sofie it is very important that she is encouraged to read more, so that her reading level is improved. This is very important for children with dyslexia.

In the end, Sofie was greatly helped by the help of Intraverte and Educto. She is better able to deal with her own emotions, enjoys reading again and is more self-confident. But the most important thing is that she enjoys going to school again, and she radiates that!

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