Even if children hear from parents and other family members that they have much potential, if they are struggling in school, it can often affect their self-esteem negatively. Students with learning difficulties can become frustrated when they see the gap widening between themselves and their peers, or when they feel that they are giving it their all and still coming up short. This can cause self-doubt and concerns about what friends might think. Working to build the brain’s capacity through available programs and classes that set individualized, attainable goals can help students work to their potential and gain more self-esteem.
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