My Life with Dyslexia

Confessions of a Dyslexic Mom

I decided to write about what it is like to have dyslexia after a conversation with my son’s teacher. It was certainly harder when I was a kid but it is still a part of me. Head on over to Blogher and read my post Confessions of a Dyslexic Mom and thanks!


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  1. That was a great post, and I think you are completely correct about going deeper into things because you simply don’t read fast. That’s something I’m working on, slowing down my reading to really let it soak in. But there’s so much I want to read!! :) I am physically dyslexic (if that’s a thing) since I am left- handed; dancing, exercise videos, etc, all have me going in the wrong direction, so I can identify to a certain extent.

    I’ve recently gotten very excited about the spelling program (Phonetic Zoo) from It was developed ~20 years ago by a homeschooling mum of 10, most of whom are dyslexic. She includes clever things like drawing the ‘g’ with a crutch and a bandage around the ‘leg’ which is hurt and therefore curled underneath. I also really love the ‘b’ and ‘d’. ‘b’ is a bomb dropping straight down and then exploding (stick on the left) and ‘d’ is a dog with the head and then the tail sticking up behind. Little tricks like that make it much easier for me as a homeschooling mum to help my kids remember how to draw their letters!

    • I like the word bed to distinguish b from d.
      I have hard the world can be challenging for left handed people!
      Thanks for reading my LONG post : )

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