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I am here to celebrate & encourage!

I am a single mom and knew the best place to share this would be with other parents who understand.  I just paid the deposit for my ADHD son to attend the private university of his choice this fall where he will also play football.  The feelings I have are overwhelming.  I have 5 children, he is #4 - and yes he has taken the most effort, I even homeschooled him for 2 years.  But he has done it!  His academic scholarship is covering most of the tuition.  And last night we attended an awards dinner where he was given a scholarship from his high school’s alumni association.

Parents of teens - yes, it takes a lot of effort, and patience, and diligence and love.  But it is so worth it.  You can do this! I subscribed to this magazine when he was young and it helped me figure out so much.  Keep going!  The smile & pride on your child’s face is worth everything!  Love & blessings to you!

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thank you for your post, it gives a lot of hope.

Posted by Wgendy on Apr 29, 2014 at 1:49am

Wow, that is so great! Thanks for sharing because some days I can’t look too far into the future. We are homeschooling our 7th grader right now and it’s the hardest thing we’ve done. He’s also on the spectrum and has some learning differences, so it’s been quite a learning experience. You’re right, this site helps and all the experiences from other parents helps. Congrats to you all! Continued success to your son in college as well!

Posted by marbri0520 on Apr 29, 2014 at 1:54am

My daughter had a very rough first 2 years of high school, but turned things around and is also finishing strong with some great college options. Congratulations to your son and to you. I KNOW (without even knowing you) that you did your share of very hard work to help him get to this point. So worth it.

Posted by mcat on Apr 29, 2014 at 1:55am

Congratulations to you and your son! What an accomplishment!  Some days I have serious doubts that we’ll ever get there, but your post gives me a little hope… Thanks for sharing. smile

Posted by JAMurphy on Apr 29, 2014 at 8:26pm

Wow, congratulations and thanks so much for sharing this success!  We are in college research now, my son is a junior in high school, and I am certainly stressed about making the right choice.  Will your son’s college have academic support?  My biggest concern about college is living away and being able to summon the executive function skills required to balance living on his own and school workload.  I want to put him in a position to succeed, but we are finding he may not be able to pursue his major in a school he could commute to.

Posted by dsportdesign on Apr 29, 2014 at 9:01pm

Thanks so very much!
Your positive comments are appreciated more than you know!
Bless you!

Posted by vross on May 01, 2014 at 6:57am

WONDEFUL!!!

Posted by keeks on May 14, 2014 at 9:51pm

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