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ERIC Number: ED313854
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Psychological Problems of Children with Learning Difficulties.
Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Scott, Patricia Carol
The paper presents tips for parents of children with learning problems. It describes the emotional side effects of low achievement which may include low self-esteem, clinical depression, "learned helplessness," suicidal ideation, acting out behavior, low frustration tolerance, guilt feelings, interpersonal problems, withdrawal, running away, truancy, juvenile delinquency, and drugs and alcohol. Among the 43 suggestions to parents are: focusing on the positive aspects, providing consistency, getting help from professionals, making use of technology, helping the child improve his/her organizational skills, reading to children, avoiding threats or unkeepable promises, and emphasizing the importance of listening. Finally the paper identifies 20 possible reasons why capable children may have difficulty learning such as lack of motivation, lack of impulse control, lack of product orientation, fear of failure, procrastination, and too little or too much self-confidence. (DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A