Overcoming Learning Challenges – A Complex Kid Speaks Out

May 2022

By Elaine Taylor-Klaus, PCC, CPCC
Author, Parent Educator, Co-Founder of ImpactParents.com


Do you sometimes feel like you don’t know how to talk to your child about their learning challenges and how to overcome them? Do you want to be able to empower them to believe in what they CAN do, but it feels like a losing battle? Let my daughter, Sydney, do the heavy-lifting for you, kid to kid, in less than 5 minutes.

What’s it Like for a Kid?

When children are diagnosed with learning disabilities, they often experience uncertainty and confusion. They look to you for confidence, but you’re still trying to figure it out, too! Taking the time to sit down with your child and talk through their diagnosis can make all the difference in helping her (and you!) understand how her brain works, and what it means for her future. Plus, knowing you’re both on the same page, your child will feel your support and may even have the confidence to share their story with others – like my daughter Syd does here!

Overcoming Learning Challenges From a Kid’s Perspective

Facing daily challenges of Dyslexia, Anxiety, and ADHD, Sydney Taylor-Klaus speaks out in this video (and in her Manifesto from a Teen With Learning Disabilities), kid to kid, empowering her peers to help themselves overcome learning challenges! She asks only that you share this with your kids.

This article was originally published on ImpactParents.com.



Elaine Taylor-Klaus, PCC, CPCC
Author, Parent Educator, Co-Founder of ImpactParents.com

With a lifelong passion for politics and community, Elaine Taylor-Klaus has always been a vocal and dynamic advocate for change. When she was presented with the life challenge of raising complex kids, she did not stand still. She sought support and help. And when she did not find it, she created it. While there are support systems in place for children, parents are often left to fend for themselves as they figure out how to navigate life with complex kids — those with ADHD, anxiety, autism, learning challenges, and so much more. Elaine blended her coaching experience with her parenting need and co-created ImpactADHD® — now ImpactParents.com — a groundbreaking resource for parents like her – and you. Since 2009, she has shared her expertise with national and international audiences at live and virtual conferences and events, and has been widely published in many publications including Attention and ADDitude magazines, and Kids In The House. Elaine offers trainings, presentations, coaching, and support for parents and professionals around the globe. A Wesleyan University graduate (Connecticut) and CORO Fellow (New York), her passion for community, coaching, parenting, and politics has led to a lifetime of civic engagement and innovative programming. You can read more about her work and Impact Parents here.

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