Our son Ben told us he wanted to go to the Heating & A/C trade school.
I was anxious with his choice of careers because of the difficulties Ben had at private school.
Ben was in the special needs classes because of his lack of expertise. He had to task more than two times more strenuously than most students to get through his studies & retain what he was studying. I thought Ben was setting himself up for failure, however my husband told myself and others to stay out of it. It was Ben’s decision to go to Heating & A/C technical school, & he was sure Ben would be fine. I’m not sure who those first weeks were more hard on; myself and others or Ben. I was constantly fretting that he was going to come house & tell myself and others they had kicked him out of class, even though he never did. Ben holed up in the den with his father, & they studied together. After more than five or 6 weeks, he was understanding what he was doing & doing it well… By the end of the year, Ben was at the top of his class, & going out on training sessions with his Heating & A/C class instructor. The next hurdle he had to overcome was the certification classes, however once again, Ben & his father were in the den, studying together nearly every night. When the instructor asked Ben to be the apprentice at his Heating & A/C business, I wasn’t sure who was more proud: Ben or his father. I think Ben commented he owed it all to his father, who had actually become just as an Heating & A/C worker as he did over the past 16 months.