While I agree that education is a huge thing I have to take a step back at this point. I have a son who has serious problems in school. Because he is borderline on disabilities he can receive no more help than he's getting even though he needs it. We have had to stop stressing getting great grades and start stressing try your hardest and we'll be proud. This might sound horrible but I don't see college in his future. Giving him other outlets that he excels in has been a huge help.

I think self esteem/healthy body image is a huge deal.
Originally Posted by Jess the Mess
Sometimes we forget college isn't for everyone. If I had a child with disabilities, I would not be stressing good grades either. I would be trying to figure out what he/she is good at and trying to channel/encourage that direction. You are doing that already, that's they key.