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Help to boost 8 year olds self esteem

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Stickytoffeepuddings Sat 29-Oct-16 09:37:44

My DS is 8 and is really struggling at school specifically with spellings, he has ended up with the same spelling sheet as his sister who is 3 years younger. He isn't stupid at all but just struggles with spelling, this situation has left him utterly de morilised wrt all his school work and is very upsetting for both of us. Just looking for any tips please, thanks

Threeschools Sat 29-Oct-16 23:06:16

Could it be dyslexia? It can affect self esteem big time, there are some screening tests on the internet you could do and if positive talk with your school, they may have suggestions.

Threeschools Sat 29-Oct-16 23:07:51

You could also post on the primary education topic in Education, I think there is more traffic

Stickytoffeepuddings Sat 29-Oct-16 23:57:35

Ah thank you Threeschools, will repost, I have wondered if he was dyslexic, my brother and I are, but he was assessed when he was just 6 by an educational psychologist and was found that he isn't.

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