Author and Television News Foreign Correspondent
I now think being dyslexic is a privilege. Because – who wants to think like everybody else?
As a school child:
My grades were poor and my behavior was erratic, mostly bad. I got into fights. I had little self-confidence.
Nothing worked…. I would answer test questions and then the answers on the paper wouldn’t make any sense…. I could add five plus five and get Nebraska.
Advice to Parents:
Allow them to get into environments where they are on their own. Don’t coddle your kids. Let them respect their own fear. Help them find something they are good at.
- Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism
- Edward R. Murrow Award (2006)