Educate Your Child
It is common for a child with DCD to feel that something is wrong with them and to feel ‘stupid’. It is important for them to understand why they are experiencing challenges with certain tasks.
As they get older, this knowledge will also empower them to become their own advocates at school and in the community. Using child-friendly language, analogies can be helpful. You could compare your child’s difficulties to a radio tuned slightly off the station, sending messages to your muscles that they can’t quite hear. You have to work to get the tuner on the station.