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Dyslexics Are Orchids - Mothers Are Gardeners
In this groundbreaking survival guide, Dr. O'Leary helps women navigate their way out of the feelings that are so common in mothers of children with dyslexia. He compassionately opens the door to realities like frustration, anger and adversity.
Mothers Are Gardeners
Parenting a child in today's world is tough enough, but add in dyslexia and you have a recipe for emotional and physical exhaustion for mothers. It is likely the hardest thing a mom will have to do in her whole life. From watching your child struggle in the classroom, to working with administrators and tutors and finally discovering the root cause is dyslexia, it can feel overwhelming.
Once the diagnosis is made, an uphill battle for finding proper schooling, supporting your child and managing other family relationships, as well as your own feelings, can cause significant strain on everyone.
In this groundbreaking survival guide, Dr. O'Leary helps women navigate their way out of the feelings that are so common in mothers of children with dyslexia. He compassionately opens the door to often ignored realities like frustration, anger and adversity. He empathetically discusses childhood issues like hypersensitivity, isolation and difficulty adjusting and offers hope for success in school.
As a dyslexic, he understands the challenges a child with dyslexia faces. As a nationally recognized medical doctor, who has worked with mothers his entire career, he has seen their exhaustion, anxiety and fear. His experience provides insight that is sure to help you breathe easier and find yourself again in the midst of parenting a child with dyslexia.
About the Author: James A. O'Leary, M.D. is a graduate of Georgetown University Medical School and spent his career working with mothers with high-risk pregnancies for four decades. He authored the only book to date on birth injuries, Shoulder Dystocia and Birth Injuries. He was a tenured professor at Loyola University and The State University of New York. Having published 200 peer-reviewed medical articles, he is an expert in not only research and education, he too struggles with dyslexia. He is a grandfather to three girls and volunteers extensively at a school for dyslexic children in Naples, FL. He and his wife Arlene reside in Naples and he enjoys spending his free time reading and enjoying his family.
Book Title: Dyslexics Are Orchids
Subtitle: Mothers Are Gardeners
Author: James A. O'Leary, MD
Published by: Open Pages Publishing, LLC
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