that a two year state college is a good option??? My Jumper really strugggles in school. We are due to neuropsychologist test her this summer because we don't feel the school has the reasons done pat. They are really trying to help her, but they don't know how and neither do we. She tries hard, turns in all her work, but really doesn't "get" math and has some reading problems (we are thinking some dyslexia...she has said the words and numbers jump around on the page). We won't even talk about how she freaks out on tests and can not retain complicated information...they say that's the ADD. We'll see. So... Jumper is an incredible athlete in every sport possible. She is so good that her coaches all tell her she should easily get college scholarships for sports. I wish they'd stop telling her that because now she feels that she HAS to go to a four year college to play basketball (her favorite sport). All the other girls on her team are going to be able to go to college. Jumper may not be able to get in. In fact, she probably would do better starting at a two year college. There is a Wisconsin two year university nearby that also has sports, but she wants to go to a four year college and play there. It is her dream. It breaks my heart. She gets mostly C's (and that's with interventions). Right now she is struggling hard to bring an F in math up to a D. She will do all the teacher asks because she tries very hard. But this has been what things have been like all through her school years. She has a normal IQ, but LDs and has had an IEP most of her school years. Now she has a 504. Jumper is in denial that she may be able to get into a Wisconsin State University (four year) and talks about "when I play basketball in college" all the time. She will probably have to go to the two year university first and transfer. How do you deal with a child who has dreams that she probably can't reach? You need to have a certain GPA to get into these colleges. You have to be able to reach a certain score for the ACTs. I have broached the two year college topic before, telling her they have basketball and volleyball too. She says, "No. That's not the same." Jumper is very friendly with our wonderful principal who has taken her under his wing (he really likes her) and tries to empower her. I am thinking of asking the principal, who she listens to more than Dad and Mom, to sort of throw in the good things about starting at a two year college, even for sports, because they have a lot of talks. Other than that, I don't know what to do. It's heartbreaking. She is a level-headed, even-tempered kid. I am thinking that maybe on some level she realizes that she may have to alter her dreams. But I don't want to be the one to do that to her. Any ideas on what you'd do if this was YOUR kid? Should I say nothing? She will be fifteen in June so she's still young.