I am the only one in my family who has Dyslexia sometime I f

I am the only one in my family who has Dyslexia sometime I feel like their don't understand me they think I can't do anything . Its make me sad their only see me as someone who can't do anything. I got myself into collage but no seem to kind ? How do I tell my family how I feeling ?

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Feb 22, 2020

Every time I fight my sister put me down and my family always side with her. Saying I don't act my age and she make me feel like I'm worthless and something wrong with me like because I have Dyslexi. But sometime I feel lost and maybe something wrong with me how do you deal with it

Feb 24, 2020

First of all, there is nothing wrong with you. You're exactly who you're supposed to be. If you're dyslexic, you're probably highly intelligent, creative and imaginative. Those are valuable qualities, be proud of them. There *is* something wrong with a world that tries to tell us that spelling and numbers (or whatever your challenges are) are more important than your creativity and imagination. Your sister is not the gatekeeper of what's right or wrong. But don't bother trying to convince her, it will only result in more arguments.

When I was 10 years old, I was writing out a Christmas list and made a really dumb spelling mistake. It was a simple word and one that I knew how to spell, it just went down onto the paper wrong as tends to happen with dyslexia. My parents laughed at it, and not in a nice way. Then my brother got involved and mocked me mercilessly. It was humiliating. It still hurts when I think back to it. Then four years later when I was in high school, he told my best friend about it and they both laughed. Humiliating all over again. That wasn't the only incident, but it's one that comes back to me even now.

Every dyslexic has stories like that. We all get it. You're not alone.

I don't really have any advice for dealing with your family. Honestly, I still don't know what I could have done differently when I was younger. Nowadays I'm open with people about my dyslexia. If they spot a misspelling, I just say "oh, sorry, I'm dyslexic" and move on. If they expect me to remember a number, I say "I'm dyslexic, you'll need to write that down for me." And then I remind myself that I have gifts that non-dyslexics will never have.

Don't give your sister the satisfaction of arguing with her. And, hey, remember that Spock, the most intelligent character in Star Trek, is dyslexic. So there's that.

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Feb 24, 2020

I understand, I am thanking for your advice its very helpful. Your words mean a lot and make me rethink things.

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