“Children, created in perfection, can encounter serious challenges in this perilous world and we — parents and educators — are their safe haven, their lifeline. They see themselves through our eyes. They define themselves by our opinion, our assessment. When they’re met with eyes of recognition, acceptance and safety, they can relax and get on with the business of becoming.”
Being Visual was released with hopes of influencing some education practices, what I was not expecting was how much my book impacted the relationships between parents and children.
When I finished writing Being Visual, I gave my nephew, Alex, a copy. We talked about what it meant to be a visual learner. He took the book home and READ IT (first book in a long time!). Then he asked his dad to read it, telling him, “Dad, I read it and it’s me. You have to read it to understand me.” Eager to understand, his dad read it and gained a whole new perspective and understanding of who Alex is and they’ve grown closer because of it.
His dad had this to say about Being Visual.
“The book has great insights as a parent. If you are “wired” differently than your child, getting common understanding can be difficult. As a divorced father not there every day, it has been even more difficult in connecting with my son who operates differently than I or his two siblings. Why doesn’t he see things as I do or like his brother and sister?
This book has created insight for me into how my son sees the world. Neither of us has a wrong view we just see it through different lenses. I have learned a lot from the writings and already have seen improvement in our relationship. As a parent, a must read!”
An Amazon reviewer stated:
“Being Visual is a MUST READ for any parent that is truly interested in the way their child learns and sees the world. Being Visual is also a MUST READ for any adult that may have had some questions about their own education experience.”
If your child is struggling in school or even struggling at things you view as developmentally appropriate, I encourage you to read this book and get more insight into why your child thinks and learns the way they do and how to help them create success.