The Inner Psychology of a Child
Who Can’t Read
Interestingly, I received a call last week from a friend of mine who was very distraught. She was about to meet with a child and his parents at the elementary school where she worked and was fearful of the outcome of the meeting.
“The boy can’t read,” she said. “His parents say it’s his fault, he’s lazy and doesn’t try enough. He is trying! He can’t read and cries every day. He said he hates his life…”
Poor Reading Doesn’t Improve On Its Own
She explained that they had gone through this before and the situation keeps worsening. My friend and the school had no answer in sight.
Unfortunately I was unable to help, as the meeting was scheduled an hour from when she called. I couldn’t help but think about how that little boy, just like other children in the same predicament, is doomed for life until reading levels get up to par.
The Answer is Not Complicated!
The funny thing is that all this grief and strife the family is feeling could be turned around completely in one week. With the How to Read 5 Books in a Week Program, that boy and his parents could be back to life as usual – without the stress of school problems.
Children Will Always Gravitate Towards Feeling Good
Do you believe that a child should be carefree and love learning? Do you believe that a young child who hates his life because he can’t read and learn will still try to seek out things he can excel in?
Unfortunately, some of those experiences may include:
- joining a gang where he feels like somebody important
- using drugs because no one fails at popping a pill
- resorting to drowning his sorrows with alcohol before his 13th birthday
It happens frequently. About 36% of all 12th graders smoked marijuana at least once last year, according to the NIDA 2011 latest report.
Statistics from the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism aren’t pleasant either. Each year about 5000 kids and teens younger than drinking age die from alcohol-related deaths. Those who started drinking before they turned 15 have a four times greater risk of alcohol addiction. The U.S. Surgeon General reports 11 million underage drinkers in America. On average, kids start drinking at age 13.
Federal researchers found that in the past month alone, almost 6% of children in the 12 to 14-year-old category took a drink, which amounts to about 700,000 kids nationwide. Other researchers in Virginia reported that the statistic hit 26% for kids in 10th grade and 34% in 12th grade.
Get Children Addicted to Reading and Learning
Why not change the focus of your child to excel in reading and learning so he or she won’t have to resort to alcohol or drugs? Children can just as easily get ‘addicted’ to reading and intellectual achievement.