- May 3, 2017, 9:33 pm
No word is more damaging to a young mind than to be labelled as "bobo".
The mental anguish that the
word bobo can cause is psychologically devastating especially
to a child. Its imprint lasts permanently. Even if the teacher or
classmates did not deliberately tease or insult him for being slow,
the fact that he cannot cope or measure up as compared to his classmates is
enough to feel that he is being left out academically. Deep in his heart,
he carries the tag of the big Loser. Being a loner, shy or at worst
extremely violent and temperamental are just manifestations of their
frustrations and very low self-esteem.
Take the case of David (not his
real name), a second year high school. A few years back Davids mother went to
us looking for help because her son doesnt want to go to school anymore. They
have tried practically all schools around hoping to find a place that would fit
his sons learning style but to no avail. Out of frustration, she entered our
tutorial center and told us that her son is in dire need of a tutor. At first
she was reluctant to tell us that her son was already a 2nd year high school
student since we were only catering to preschool children learning to read at
that time. We agreed to meet her son the following day to assess how we can be
of help. David came with his cap covering half of his face. His self-esteem was
so low that he cannot look at anyone eye to eye. For every question we asked,
he only gave a stiff nod. After giving him our standard basic assessment in
reading, we found out that he had an extreme difficulty to read. He deeply
struggled reading even the simplest word. When we talked to his mother
privately she revealed that her son was diagnosed as 100% dyslexic. She
intentionally did not tell her sons condition in our first meeting for fear of
being rejected again.
To make the story short, we
accepted David in our center-- the very first case of dyslexia in Instant
Reader Program. He started with the Basic Program. It took a month before he
was able to properly read 4 letter words. But slowly as he begins to read
sentences and paragraphs, he started to smile. We witnessed the transformation
of this very shy teenager into a relaxed and so excited to learn individual. He
was finally free! Nothing could be more liberating than learning to read with
confidence and most importantly regaining ones self worth.
Since then we have given hope and helped countless of struggling readers of
varying grade levels and ages to be good readers using our proven Instant
Reader Program. If you believe that your child is not bobo and
that he/she is just a simple case of a struggling reader then you should
consult a reading expert. The longer you procrastinate, the deeper the
psychological damage it can give to your precious child. Time is of
the essence. Youve got to save him from being trapped into the LOSER's
There is an instant
solution or tool that you can easily use right now. We call this instant-Self Test and Evaluation for Parents or i-STEP
for short. This is a FREE tool that we created to help parents like you to
overcome this difficult situation. We believe that if you take that i-STEP here
now you will be guided on what to do next. If that is your wish click here to i-STEP NOW
You've got to redeem the time.
About the Author
Hi! I’m Teacher Vicki the author and founder of Instant Reader™ . My 25 years in the teaching field continues to strengthen my conviction that an effective and proper reading foundation indeed gives any child a significant edge not just in school but life in totality. Children who are early readers are lovers of learning. They lead, they stand out and are able to unleash their full potentials.
I want to hear from you. Your thoughts, comments and suggestions are very much welcome. It’s always great to keep on learning from each other.
( BS Development Communication, UP Los Banos; M.A.in Education, UP Diliman; Diploma in Dyslexia , Blackford Centre for Dyslexia, UK, London)