Nichole is working hard at school. She does all her own homework, and she studies for hours. I'm amazed at the determination. But she "failed" her first 2 exams for EMT. She didn't get an F. She got 74 percent on both, but in her program 76 is considered a passing grade. Anything lower might as well be an F. Sad when the poor girl studied so hard. Even I helped her with it. And I thought she knew it pretty well. Not perfect, but she had all of the next morning she spent studying too. The scores came as a major blow. Especially this 2nd one. She was in tears. Nichole wants this so badly. Brings up some old pains for the both of us. easy child has always been an overacheiver. Straight A's all they way thru, and mostly thru RN too. Even Travis could pull top grades in the right environment without alot of extra effort. But Nichole has always had to work twice as hard just to get a C. The dyslexia makes reading more difficult, makes processing what she's read more difficult. I've no doubt in my mind she is as smart as her sibs. That isn't the problem. But it's so frustrating to have to work so much harder than everyone else just to pass. And I know she's feeling some pressure to do very well, although I've never faulted lower grades when I know the work has been put into it. She sees her sibs, and now me in school and she looks at her own.........and well.........I think it's shaking her confidence. And we all know she's just been getting that here lately. I don't want her to give up on herself. And seeing her cry over that last test just broke my heart. I'm going to sit down with her again and help her organize notes and info for studying. Teach her how to condense the vast amount of material she has to learn down to what's important so she knows where to focus her attention. I hope that helps because I don't know what else to do to help her. The good thing is that the instructor will let them retake 2 tests. She's requested to re-take this one, and hopes to save the other for if she has trouble on another test. On a brighter note......she does very well with the procedures, the hands on part of it. It might be too that she's been somewhat distracted. She's worrying over the MRI the doctor refuses to give her the results for until he sees her face to face, and the EMG. Although the EMG doctor was very nice and told her the results before she left. Which was negative. And explained that whatever she has going on isn't due to the spine or nerves in her arms, it didn't mean that she wasn't having the symptoms. Just means whatever is causing it won't show up on his specific tests. She sees the doctor on tues morning for the results of the MRI. So maybe, hopefully, that will end her worry and that distraction. Guess maybe I'm being a worry wart. But geez, the kid has just been ever so slowly building some confidence in herself......She's doing very well in her other classes. I just don't want to see what she's gained lost.