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Parenting the family underdog

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One of the unwritten laws of family-life is that talent and ability is unevenly distributed between siblings.  In most families there is one child who seems to have more than his or her fair share of ability. Everything some kids turn their hands to– whether schoolwork, sport and socialising – is done successfully and effortlessly.    If you have such a child then there is a fair bet that you will also have a child who struggles in the same areas. For these children achieving success takes more effort and concentration than it does for their sibling.   Just as it is easy for parents to marvel at the talented child, it’s frustrating and, at times, heart-breaking to watch your child struggle to attain even mediocre levels of success at school, in their sport or leisure activities.    It’s harder still when you know ...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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