When having discussion with your children about his or her reading performance, it is important to be aware of the kind of language you’re using. This directly impacts his or her confidence as a reader and can make all the difference in his or her attempt to improve. For example, instead of correcting mistakes during reading like, “that says, can’t not, cat,” try saying, “take a look at this again; I bet you can figure out that word.” Also, using positive encouragement goes a long way. If your child struggles with reading, they’re often used to hearing negative remarks and corrections. Remind them of what they’re doing right!