Voices of Compassion Podcast
Voices of Compassion Podcast

March 18, 2021

Parenting Bright Kids Who Struggle in School

About The Episode

It’s hard to see our child struggling in school without comparing them to other kids or wanting to “fix” them. But once we recognize that there is no such thing as average, we can learn to appreciate our children’s differences, understand their challenges and foster their strengths. Today’s podcast guest, Dewey Rosetti, is a parent of a child with dyslexia and the author of a new book, Parenting Bright Kids who Struggle in School. She shares her experiences as a mom, an author and an advocate for the 1 in 5 with learning differences, and offers advice for parents to help develop and celebrate their children’s unique strengths.

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Guest Info

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Dewey Rosetti


Parent Advocate and Author

Dewey Rosetti became an advocate for all children who learn differently after seeing firsthand how a special school for kids with dyslexia transformed hundreds of kids, including her own daughter into confident learners. She co-founded an organization to educate and empower parents of struggling students. Dewey has spent the last 25 years as advocate, speaker, author, and organizer for all who work for the success of kids who learn differently.

Show Notes

As the mom of a daughter with dyslexia, Dewey Rosetti knows first-hand that having a child with a learning difference can take as big a toll on their confidence as their report card. But as an LD advocate and author, she also knows that normal doesn’t exist and neurodiversity can lead to brilliance. In today’s podcast episode, we sat down with Dewey to glean her best advice for parents to support their bright kids who are struggling in school. Our favorite takeaway? “If you can think about seeing your child as an individual with his own strengths and challenges and not be swept up in competing with the kid who happens to think the way the classroom is designed…that is the road to his success.” Tune in to hear more!

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