Is College Possible?

If you suspect your child has learning problems, don't despair. College — and a successful, fulfilling career — are still possible.

A teen works with a tutor to overcome learning problems
Academically successful parents, who breezed through high school and sailed through honors programs, may have a hard time understanding what "normal" is, especially if they have a child whose learning style is different from their own or one with learning disabilities. Maybe you aren't sure your child can manage college. The good news: there are lots of colleges that happily accept the middle-of-the-road student. A teen poor at math can nonetheless thrive as a social worker or a lighting designer. ...

It’s not uncommon for a child to have different interests — and academic skills — than his achieving parents.

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