Kids with ADHD and Other Learning Disabilities Can Have Low Self Esteem

A book for kids with dyslexia or kids’ books about ADHD, or any other books about whatever the learning disability may be, offer children the support they need so that they do not feel alone in their struggle.


We all have this notion that we’re supposed to look a certain way, behave a certain way, excel in sports, excel in school, be popular, etc. etc. There is an endless list of all the “supposed tos.” And when we don’t fulfill all those “supposed tos” we feel miserable. We feel frustrated. If we have learning disabilities whether it be ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia or difficulty with language processing, we struggle in school. We suffer from being different from those kids that excel on every test and participate in every subject. We suffer because it looks easy for everybody else and can’t understand why for us it’s a never ending battle.

After doing much research, I found there are so many new release YA books of different genres. My YA fiction If Only… falls into the realistic/contemporary category. From personal experience, I felt the need and urge to write about real teen issues. If Only… was written with the hope of helping young adults with learning disabilities build their self-esteem. These young adults deserve to get the education that is rightfully theirs; one that builds on their strengths rather than their weaknesses. If they don’t have an excellent report card, it is necessary to find that excellence somewhere else. If Only… shows how frustration and feelings of inadequacy overpower the protagonist’s life, destroying her self-esteem making it inevitable that behavioral issues will follow suit. If you are a teen you will identify with best friends Lisa and G, and the conflicts they endure.

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