Reading generally is in crisis. Many different reasons are given: lack of
encouragement from parents, competitionfrom TV and the Internet and computer
games. But the government and schools should never give up on youngsters.
Schemes can be started to encourage kids toread more and thereby get into the
habit of an activity that will bring real fulfillment.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need
it. I do that every day.Asking for helpisn’t a sign of weakness. It’s a sign of strength
because it shows you have the courage to admit when you don’t know something,
and that then allows you to learn something new. So find an adult that you
trust -- a parent, a grandparentor teacher, a coach or a counselor -- and ask
them to help you stay on track tomeet your goals.