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College/Career Expert Advice from Del Antaki

Q: My son was diagnosed with ADD in sixth grade and we have tried hard, but school has still been very difficult for him. He has barely made it through school and is looking forward to graduating. He is very afraid of failure and so doesn't think college is for him. I'm worried what his future holds if he doesn't continue with some type of higher learning. I know that most community colleges are not much different than high school. What type of college -- if any -- would be good for my son?

A: I can understand your frustration and concern for your son. A key factor at this point would be to encourage him to explore what he likes to do. What are his interests? I hear the part about his struggles in school, but I would bet there are areas where he excels. Try to help him focus on what type of work he would like to do. Is he interested in computers? Does he like working with his hands? Does he like working outdoors?

There are many ways in which your son can be successful. I encourage you to talk with his school counselor to learn more about the options that are out there for him.

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Del Antaki has worked as a counselor at the junior high, middle, and high school levels for many years. Before becoming a school counselor, she taught mathematics and English.


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