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Building on strengths

Checklist: Know Your Child’s Strengths

By Amanda Morin

When your child has learning and attention issues, it can seem as though you spend a lot of time talking about areas of weakness. But building on your child’s strengths is just as important when it comes to helping him succeed. What are your child’s strengths? Here’s a checklist to help identify them.

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General Strengths
Social Strengths
Language Strengths
Literacy Strengths
Math Strengths

Get tips on how to talk to your child about strengths and weaknesses. Explore the best ways to praise your child’s efforts and achievements. And read more about the importance of self-esteem.

About the Author

Portrait of Amanda Morin

Amanda Morin is a parent advocate, a former teacher and the author of The Everything Parent’s Guide to Special Education.

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Portrait of Mark Griffin

Mark Griffin, Ph.D., was the founding headmaster of Eagle Hill School, a school for children with specific learning disabilities.

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