And you are heartbroken, consumed by a pain the likes of which you have never experienced.
You are probably asking yourself what's wrong with your child and what did you do wrong? Was there more you could have done? Did you read the wrong books? Not enough books? Too much television? Not enough educational television? Is your child, gasp, sputter, choke.....stupid?
Relax, take a deep breath and listen very closely....you have done nothing wrong. There is less than a 10% chance your child has a learning difficulty. Unless you are an educator current on the latest research, there is nothing you could have done to prevent what is happening to your child, namely they are not catching on to learning to read.
Well, let's fix that, shall we?
Or maybe you have a child who is showing an early interest in reading and you are not sure of what exactly to do. Or not do. That's okay. The process is essentially the same. Let's get started.