"I was once told that I wouldn't be successful in my life by a teacher who was trying to motivate me to work harder. I was working as hard as I could. I am a success now but it was not because this teacher tried to make me feel bad about not being able to read but because I had great parents who told me that I didn't have to believe the opinions teachers have about me. My parents helped me learn that the opinions of others are just that, opinions and the thing that matters is my opinion of myself."
*quote from a graduate student with dyslexia.