The traditional method of teaching a child by determining all the areas that children are deficient in and then focusing on those areas in their learning is not the most beneficial method of education. Children often don't do well in an area simply because they are not proficient in it. It may just be an inherent inability. We often focus on these deficiencies and the student can only see that they aren't measuring up.
However, if we change our focus of education to majoring on a child's strengths and encouraging them to really pursue those things that they do well on - this can make a huge difference in how they learn. Finding your child's strengths and discovering homeschool curriculum or materials that help them to develop and grow these strengths can change their entire outlook on learning. Instead of focusing on the negative, they are focusing on the positive and they find confidence and strength in doing well!