Rising Strong: Nurturing a Child with Dyslexia

A Mother’s Journey of Resilience and Determination

Being a mother to a child with dyslexia isn’t just a role; it’s an ongoing journey of resilience, determination, and an unspoken promise that whispers, “I have a job to do, and I won’t rest until it’s done.”

In my journey alongside my child, there are moments when the weight of the challenges can seem overwhelming, at times bringing me to my knees in frustration and feeling powerless. But in those trying times, a fierce determination arises within me, urging me to, “Get up.” It’s a mantra echoing not just in my ears but deep within my soul, a reminder of the resilient spirit that fuels both my child and myself to persist, to rise, and conquer despite the hurdles.

Every day brings its unique set of trials, yet it’s in these moments that I find the unwavering resolve to champion my child’s journey. “Get up,” I cry out, not just to myself but to the resilient spirit that propels us forward, encouraging us to rise above setbacks and face the obstacles head-on.

As a mother, nurturing a child with dyslexia means embracing an unyielding commitment, an unwavering belief in possibilities, and a relentless pursuit of ensuring that every door of opportunity swings wide open for my incredible child.

My journey isn’t one without challenges. It’s sprinkled with moments of self-doubt, fear, and uncertainty. Yet, within these moments, I find the courage to say, “Get up.” It’s an anthem reverberating the resilience, love, and determination that fuel our journey forward.

With each hurdle we overcome, with each setback we endure, I reaffirm my promise to persist until every obstacle transforms into a forward momentum, every setback into a lesson, and every “I can’t” into a resounding “I will.”


This journey of nurturing a child with dyslexia isn’t just about struggles; it’s about courage, fortitude, and an unbreakable bond forged through every challenge faced.

It’s about celebrating every small victory, cherishing every milestone, and believing in the limitless potential that lies within my extraordinary child.

The strength and determination carried within are more than just words; they embody the unbreakable spirit, unwavering love, and unyielding dedication of a mother who would move heaven and earth for her child’s well-being and future success.

Practical Tips for Parents of Children with Dyslexia:

Seek Community Support: Connect with other parents, support groups, and professionals specialising in dyslexia. Sharing experiences and resources can provide valuable insights and emotional support.

Advocate for Your Child: Be proactive in advocating for your child’s needs at school and in other settings. Communicate openly with teachers and explore accommodations that can support their learning.

Celebrate Progress: Celebrate every achievement, no matter how small. Recognising progress boosts your child’s confidence and motivation.

Focus on Strengths: Emphasise your child’s strengths and talents. Building on their strengths can help them develop resilience and a positive self-image.

Encourage a Growth Mindset: Foster a growth mindset by emphasising effort, perseverance, and learning from mistakes. Encourage your child to embrace challenges as opportunities for growth.

By incorporating these strategies into your journey, you can create a supportive environment that empowers your child to thrive despite challenges.

The Reading Switch is a Dual Code Reading Program for Children with reading difficulties often associated with Dyslexia. See our website for more details about our Learn to Read Program and register for your free trial today! 


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Brylee Langley

Founder of The Reading Switch,
Mum of Two Dyslexic Children, Lived Experience,
Parenting Dyslexic Thinkers

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