A parent once asked me “How hard can it be? I mean really, a little extra help and they should be fine.”
The short answer? Very hard. One of my favorite speeches is a workshop I do called “How Hard Can It Be?” where I put parents and teachers into situations where they can experience just a shimmer of what it’s like to have a learning disability. Tears often prevail, both theirs and mine. As someone who grew up with three learning disabilities myself, I am all too familiar with the pain they cause.