Superstar Gwen Stefani recently opened up about her and her son’s struggles with dyslexia. During an appearance on The Zane Lowe Show, Stefani shared that she found out that she was dyslexic after her sons began having trouble while learning to read.
“One thing that I’ve discovered through having kids is that I have dyslexia — everyone has things that happen and mine was that,” she said.
Gwen Stefani Opens Up About Her and Her Sons’ Struggles with Dyslexia
“And I feel like a lot of the problems that I have had or even decisions that I’ve made for myself stem from that, because now the children — obviously, it’s all genetic — they have some of those issues.”
The boys, who she shares with ex-husband Gavin Rossdale, are getting excellent support from their teachers at school. “They don’t have to have shame about it. They understand that their brain functions in a different way. All of our brains do, you know what I mean?”
“I was a good girl. I didn’t do any bad stuff. It was just really hard for me to function in that square box of school that everybody was supposed to be understanding. And my brain didn’t work like that; it still doesn’t. But it works in different ways that are probably a gift that other people can’t do.”
How awesome of this mama to reach new levels of understand about herself, while also advocating for her little guys.
Katie Nave is a freelance writer, producer, and mama living in Brooklyn, New York. Driven by her passion for storytelling, she is always seeking opportunities to elevate people who are working to better the world around them.
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