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8/1/15 11:00 P

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I forgot to mention that many vocational high schools have culinary arts programs.

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8/1/15 3:34 P

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Thank you so much Tanya I think I'll take your advice especially about talking to restaurants for him

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8/1/15 11:55 A

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He sounds like a sweet boy.

Here are my thoughts (take them or leave them). I know a lot of people put a lot of value into a college degree, but there are more and more opportunities to make it without a college degree. I would look for opportunities for him to be an "apprentice" in areas that he is interested in. You can ask people in your circle of friends that may have a business if he can help in some way...if culinary arts is something that truly interests him, then start talking to the owners at your favorite restaurants. I would also look into a vocational high school rather than a traditional high school.

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So I just had a chat with my oldest son and he left me broken hearted...All my kids are special needs and different kinds of problem one being learning disabilities so my oldest comes to me and says mom I probably won't go to college because I know I'm not smart OMG I almost fell out my chair I started crying and continue to cry as I type this....He says mom I know I was born with drugs in my system and it messed up my brain and I can't learn like other kids I just cried and with tear rolling down my face I explained to him how that works that you're not dumb you're not stupid and you're not at fault for how you learn you simply learn differently from other kids maybe not at the pace but you learn....I'm so proud of my son this is the one who wan't to be a culinary chef and he's amazing with his art work....He thinks because he can't find a job he must be stupid I'm in tears telling him no way is that right....and explained it's hard for adults without problems to get a job it's not you and that your time will come....Then he told me that he's being pressured to make money the illegal way and I'm so glad that he came to me with it....I'm a little overwhelmed by all this any suggestion on what else I can share with him to make his self esteem rise


I'm making it one day at a time
TENACITY is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit -- who keeps trying until they reach their goal. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination! I AM a Tenacious Jungle Tiger and these are my survival skills!!

The key is to keep company with those who uplift you, whose presence calls forth my best....

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