Children with learning disabilities may lose their self-esteem and confidence, especially in a school environment. This lack of confidence may lead to poor academic performance and social isolation. However, there are ways you can boost your child's self-esteem and confidence in schoolwork.
Encourage your child's natural talent and gifts. If your child is musically gifted, enroll him or her in the school band or musical.
Encouraging children to participate in activities they are naturally good at will give them a boost of self-confidence. For children, knowing they are good at something will also help them cope if they don't do as well on an assignment in school.
As a parent, your child looks up to you and learns much of his or her behavior from you. Model the types of behavior you want to see in your children, especially acceptance of mistakes.
If you accept your mistakes and the mistakes of others, your child will do the same. Accepting one's own mistakes grows self-esteem. When your child has an outburst or gets a poor grade, say, "I love you and I know you tried your best."