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The 4-Year College Track is Not Right for Everyone

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go directly to college after high school graduation. We found out the hard way that he was not ready to live on his own or complete college work independently.Our son struggled with ADHD in high school, and he struggled with ADHD in college.

My late husband and I worried about his future — would he get a job and leave home?In the end, thanks to our son’s tenacity and our support, he did graduate from college, but not within the anticipated four years.

In retrospect, we see that college life would have been more pleasant and easier for him had he waited a year or two and taken a gap year.Most high school graduates with ADHD are not mature enough to be successful in college.

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