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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Dyslexia? No, Eleanor has lost her focus...literally

This is why you shouldn't give up on kids. For months on end, Emma and James Farquharson would approach the weekends with dread.

While most families look forward to the break, the Farquharsons knew they were heading for a by now familiar storm as their daughter Eleanor, then nine, would refuse to do her homework.

It did not matter what negotiations took place, or the lengths her parents went to, the outcome was always the same - uncharacteristic tears and tantrums, a very upset child and an absolute refusal to cooperate.

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