Saturday, July 15, 2017

Dr. Rienzi Haytasingh

Why we do this.

I became a school psychologist to work with children. I loved to be around kids, simple. Why not help kids as a medical doctor? Nope not for me, too much pain and suffering in hospitals. Too much blood. Child psychologist help kids and no blood. That was 20 years ago. Today, (yes, just now) I realized that to truly help children you must meet them when they are in pain. At Brain Learning we meet children every day who are in pain. Let me give you some examples. There is the kid who can’t read in high school and feels like she can’t tell anyone. The boy with ADHD who believes he is wrong because everyone has always told him to be different. How about the boy with Asperger syndrome who gets so angry because he knows he is different and can’t see anything good in his future? And then there is the boy who thinks he is “dumb” because he can’t spell or read in the 6th grade, he gave up trying and wants to run away. Last week there was the kid in pain over separation of his parents and where he will live tomorrow. It turns out, I’ve spent the last 20 years helping kids in pain, despite not wanting see or feel pain. I’ve been feeling the pain of children in schools daily and working with others to help them. Their pain isn’t always observable or well understood but it does exist. Thousands of parents have shared their questions and concerns over the years. Their pain is also felt. Today, when we think of God’s blessing on us and his wisdom for this journey, we feel more passionate than ever. We don’t do this because it’s our job, we do this because it’s our life.

It’s not what we do, it’s why we do it. What will Brain Learning do for your child’s pain?