I knew very little about dyslexia when our daughter was diagnosed. I was guilty of believing dyslexics simply transposed letters, and often saw them backwards, but dyslexia is more complex than that. It's true that many dyslexics see b's and p's in mirror form; however, they may also find themselves struggling to recall words, remember tasks, and people's names. Often dyslexia is accompanied by other conditions, like ADD/ADHD, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, and/or dyspraxia.
Leaving the hospital without my baby, I believe, was the catalyst for the beginning of my postpartum depression. It was my second pregnancy and it was fairly normal until early in the third trimester.
Not every day is super as a mom. We love our kids and would do anything for them, but there are days when hiding in the back of our closet with a bottle of red wine and a soft blanket seems like a good idea.
"My daughter can't say her ABCs or count higher than ten. She writes her B's as D's and sixes as nines," I informed my daughter's preschool teacher.