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lbarrell
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I would have to agree with Kathleen. We are in the exact same situation as you Darlene. Our son is 17 (will be 18 in two months), and starting his senior year in high school. Last year was EXTREMELY challenging for us with Cs, Ds and Fs from a kiddo that could be an A/B student. Bottom line, we came to realize that we were making ourselves crazy, wanting more for our son, than he wanted for himself. We’ve also come to realize that it is not the end of the world if 1) he doesn’t graduate with his class, 2) if he doesn’t go to a 4 year college, 3) if he attends a junior college, 4) if he has to get his GED (instead of a HS diploma), 5) if he goes to trade school. He knows that he has to be able to support himself and he knows that he will not be living in our basement when he is 24 years old.