Brief Shut-Down Learner Tip #1: Trust Your Gut

Listen Up, moms!

If you believe your child is having difficulty, listen to yourself. Don’t fall for statements such as, “You know how boys are,” or “She’ll grow out of it.”

Act on your feelings even if your child has been shown to be ineligible for school services.

Consult with a trustworthy, competent person to have your feelings and perceptions about your child checked out.

In my experience, it is exceedingly rare that a mom think something is going on and there is nothing there.

(Now the dads are another story!)