For many of us, sitting down with a good book is a pleasure. But what if you couldn’t understand all the words? What if you struggled to follow the book?Dyslexia affects 1 in 10 people and has a huge impact on their lives. Our daughter has Dyslexia and it has caused her so much difficulty in terms of reading, spelling and writing. Homework was so stressful that she often ended up in tears - and to be honest, I wasn’t far behind her. Gradually, we have learned how to help her manage her Dyslexia - to reduce her stress, do her homework and enjoy reading books for fun. With the help of a reader pen, she can understand and enjoy the David Walliams, Harry Potter and Diary of a wimpy kid books by herself. The D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything And Read) for Dyslexia campaign, is aiming to get everyone reading this summer, including anyone with Dyslexia. It’s all about finding ways to enjoy reading books. Whether that’s with a reader pen or reading books with your child. My daughter and I read the Wizard Of Oz together last year and it was such an enjoyable experience for us both. The DEAR campaign is about finding what works best, for you and your child. To get find out more check out dearfordyslexia.org ( NB: not accessible through this medium). We’ll be making a list of must reads for summer break. It’s so good to have an activity to look forward to that doesn’t involve ipads or phones!! For parenting support and chat about Dyslexia and other parenting issues, go to mams.ie (NB: not accessible through this medium).