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  •  If they don't, they will be visiting him in jail. (3+ / 0-)
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    Noor B, kyril, RWood

    I have a good friend whose son is 15 and has refused to go to class for two years.  He has a severe case of ADHD which has defied the conventional interventions.  He has a 4th grade education.

    •  I don't think it will be that radical (2+ / 0-)
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      Noor B, kyril

      but a very highly intelligent little boy will not the the aerospace engineer he currently wants to be, and will be susceptible to high-risk behaviors such as the alcoholism that plagued his very highly intelligent, ADHD, miseducated granddad.

      YES WE DID -- AGAIN. FOUR MORE YEARS.

      by raincrow on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 03:36:11 PM PST

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    •  Sounds like he needs to be "unschooled" (1+ / 0-)
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      OHeyeO

      Some kids are just not cut out for the conventional 3R's, but in the proper environment they discover their potential.

      YES WE DID -- AGAIN. FOUR MORE YEARS.

      by raincrow on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 03:37:30 PM PST

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