Caroline Manzo

Caroline reflects on Dina's departure, poker night at Jacqueline's, and more!

on Jun 14, 20100

 

So, here we are again, another week has past and we’re already on episode seven. I can’t believe how quickly these days are flying by!

So, the million-dollar question: How many of you predicted Dina’s departure? I think the writing was on the wall for a while, wouldn’t you agree? I’m proud of how she handled herself. It clearly was an uncomfortable situation, but Dina remained calm and poised throughout. I believe she made the right choice by leaving the restaurant when she did, because it was about to get ugly, and she knew it. I also like that she respected the other patrons in the restaurant right to have a peaceful dinner - no need for a scene. I think we’ve had enough scenes for a while, don’t you?

Dina is doing fine and is very happy with the choice she made. Lexi just graduated eighth grade this past Friday and will be going into high school in the fall. She is growing into a beautiful young lady and I completely understand Dina’s decision to keep her out of the fray. Now, for those of you who are in panic mode, RELAX! I would be willing to guess that you’ll be seeing glimpses of Dina and Lexi here and there, how could you not? We're talking about my sister and my niece; obviously they’re not only a huge part of my life, but the lives of Jacqueline and Teresa as well! Keep an eye out folks, they’ll be like the Where’s Waldo? of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, you’ll never know where they’ll turn up!

The pumpkin-picking trip was fun! We look forward to going every year, and it seems the group just keeps growing! Everyone gets involved - brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, Grammas, Grandpas, boyfriends, girlfriends, and all the new babies too! Not only do we pick pumpkins, but also we pick apples and berries and usually go home and bake our asses off for days! It was Derek’s first field trip with all of us, and guess what? He survived, and had fun too! I know we look like a bunch of lunatics that guard our "inner circle," but the truth of the matter is we just love to joke around, and our bark is definitely worse than our bite when it comes to the kids and their boyfriends and girlfriends!

 

559 comments
LADYCLEARWATER
LADYCLEARWATER

I agree that Dina is a very beautuful, classy lady and I feel sympathy for your plight in facing that vicious on-going vendetta. Would a restraining order be out of line? Just wondering....

freud book
freud book

Terrific, that' s scrupulously what I was seeking for! You just spared me alot of chef-d'oeuvre

Ira Ri
Ira Ri

OMG!!! i completely agree! Caroline things she's so much better than others but are really not. And she is not classy! She always cuts people off and acts as if she's the captain of a crew. Shes is very annoying and wish she decided to leave the show.

JSD
JSD

I read the comments about how "classy" people think you are for how you've behaved. But in reality you have behaved no better than any of the other ladies on the show. You've done mean things to Danielle like sharing the book about her, you call her names, you defend your sister no matter how rude, mean, or jealous she acts, and its all in the name of loyalty to your family. Then you go on to say how much integrity you have. Don't get confused, integrity is not loyalty; integrity is rising about it all and not calling someone garbage or thinking you are better than they are. I think you did a great job in some ways of staying away from the Danielle situation; I would have done the same. But the name calling, thinking you are better than her, and defending your sister, even when she did wrong, is not classy, nor does it show integrity. Of all the ladies on the show you seem the most cool-headed. Perhaps if another season is in the works you'll get to show that you really ar

Pattyx
Pattyx

You are classy!Classy! Classy! and I enjoy you and Teresa (1)FAN!

lori o
lori o

Dina did what she felt was good for her family. I think she did the right thing.Ireally like her alot. She's so so pretty I think that's why that CRAZY CRAZY person was messing with her so much rightfrom the start. I'm not even sure why they CRAZY person is on the show, makes me not want to watch the show.Good Luck to her and her family. what can I say I respect her as a women wife and mother

K. J.
K. J.

Dina has alot of class.

Puzzled
Puzzled

I don't understand how Dina leaving the show will make it easier for her to avoid the conflicts. I mean if this is TRULY a reality show, then Dina will be involved just the same whether she is on camera or off camera. Right? Why would she have more peace now? Are the producers encouraging drama for the sake of ratings?

Guy from Seattle
Guy from Seattle

Caroline, I had a similar problem with having to read something 3 times before it made sense. I struggled with it all of my life. Spelling was the worst. I realized that it was not dislexia, rather Convergence Inseficiency (often misdiagnosed as dislexia). My eyes had troubles focusing on the same point and I had to stress my eyes to comprehend what I was reading. The easiest test would be to have him cover one eye and see how fast he can read and/or comprehend. I might be wrong...but have your son look into it. I also wanted to be a lawyer...but I couldn't read for very long without problems. Have him see an eye doctor, even if he does not have blurred vision, he may have tracking problems which can be fixed!

Hope that helps. The wife loves you the best out of all the housewives...and how you deal with your children. We have two young ones....so it is good to see people handle things like you do!

-N

Dianna G
Dianna G

Caroline, I am a retired teacher. Your words of inspiration and concern to your son are touching and inspiring. I have seen many kids over the years who have had some kind of learning disability. Those who were the most successful had a good system at home. Thanks for not giving up on your son and even more so, thanks for showing to the viewers that parenthood does not stop at 18. YOU are awesome.

Additionally, I like your style on the show. Someone has to be the voice of reason and you are the voice!!!!!!!!

Don't worry about the empty nest syndrome. The kids will be in and out so much that you will wonder.."did you move. Handle it Girl, handle it (smile).

jackie shaw
jackie shaw

Dear Caroline, I watch the show every week. I saw the show when your son Albie told you about want his law teacher said to him about his education and his learning disability. Caroline I myself have a learning disability and I know what your son is going through so could you please let him know he is not a lone. And not to get upset when people tell him something like that. That he do that like become a lawyer he should do it any way and pure them wrong. So when you get's done his education he can say to himself I did it. You Caroline I've had different people tell me that I can't do that and when they tell me that it get's me mad and work that much harder. So just tell him to hang in there he can do anything. I just wanted to let you know that when you were talking to him about what his teacher said to him I cryed for you because mom and dad want through the same thing with me. So if you could please let me know how thing's are going. You are a nice person and I enjoy watching you on the show because you tell it like it is. Thank you Jackie Shaw

maclori52
maclori52

Caroline I so enjoy watching you and your wonderful family. Thank you for sharing part of your lives with us. I was born and raised in NJ, came from a good size family and we took stick together no matter what. My mom and dad would say to us, "When we go we may not have much to leave you (moneywise) but you'll always have each other and that is worth more than anything else....always remember that." How true it is Caroline and you reflect how we love each other no matter what. We have always tried to pass that on to our children and grandchildren. I think they learn best by example, you are a good example of what we try to show them about family. This rings so true that our daughter is coming 1/2 way around the world just to be back in NJ for her wedding with her fiance, because she wants HER FAMILY to be able to be part of her life (even though she lives so far away). I do get what you mean and think you are the anchor in your family. Once again Thank You for being a breath of fresh air and real.

Denene
Denene

Caroline, I wanted to let you know I love the show and you are my favorite!!!! You have a beautiful family.... My dad always taught me to stand up for myself and always protect,love your family! Of course he is sicilian!!!!! :) Thank you caroline for letting us into your world... Denene marie .....

Cathy K
Cathy K

Caroline, I am a teacher of students with learning disabilities. I cried my eyes out during this episode with Albie. I feel I know you well enough just from the show that I know you won't let him give up. He's a doll and I know he can and will succeed. My own son has ADD, he's only 10 right now but I still worry about his future. I pray he has the drive your son does; to reach his goals.

On another note, Daniel is f'n crazy and you guys should stay far away. I'm afraid she'll see this and come hunt me down. :)

Good luck Albie!!

Barbara Purcell
Barbara Purcell

Dear Caroline:

I was touched by your son (Albie's) learning disability episode. I too have a 14 year old daughter with a learning disability and not a day goes by that I don't worry and wonder what her life will be like in the future. She struggles daily with this and it breaks my heart to know that there is not any thing she can do, but put her best foot forward and fight the fight. Not only was I touched by that episode for this reason, but because of the difficult time you are having of your children growing up. I thought I was the only person that felt this torn and I felt guilty for not being happier about them growing up. I feel cheated out of time with my children. I have a son that is 19 and this past year has been the hardest year of my life letting him grow up and my daughter starting middle school. Thank you so much for sharing your heart and soul to all of us who love our children more than ourselves.

Naddg
Naddg

You are a shining light in an era of garbage television. A truly classy lady. Bravo.

joeelan
joeelan

caroline ur just an amazing mothere u trully are!!!! i have a learning disability as well, so i trully now how it feels im not just wrighting this to just wright it like so many attention craving idiots that claim they understand. it really touched me to see tht scene with ur son, im a twenty nine year old gay man who struggles eveytime at work when people or managers dont understand and they lable me as slow or stupid....thanks for sharing ur strugle with all of us ur a trully amazing woman....

Rose Marie
Rose Marie

Carolyn,

You crack me up so much~ wish I had that "don't mess w/ me tude" I love it! It really broke my heart abt Albie and his law school dilemma. Hang in there Albie and don't give up!! Albie should try and get in Seattle U. awesome law school. I got my undergrad from SU. As someone that has struggled in life w/ my own birth defect... I know how we want to prove everyone wrong ~ we overcome this negativativy and we become better people. Wish all the love to you and your fam.

oneloven'awlins
oneloven'awlins

I love you Carolina. You are a real soul feeling mother. It was a godly moment to see a successful businesswoman who is a tough cookie and take no prisoners hostage lady tell her son like it is. Your son will become an incredible lawyer with your unconditional love and his intellectual ability to prove that dimwit wrong. We all have some learning flaw, but, you inspired numerous folks to keep on working on fulfilling their dreams. He should go back and read all the best who was told they would never make it. Einstien had learning disabilities. Astaire was told he couldn't dance, act and the rest is history. I am looking forward to seeing how he prevails. You are the best. I had a lovely mother like you and she made me feel like a movie star and therefore, I became a moving star at whatever I do. You and your kinfolks are the creme de la creme. Keep it real and make our day as the best Reality TV lady who has nothing but, love to give to all she loves. I love you Caroline.

Tracy in Houston
Tracy in Houston

As another fan wrote, I am also from the south and experience a little culture shock when I watch the show. Sometimes y'all seem like caricatures come to life. When the show first began and you and Dina were so judgemental about Danielle, I couldn't understand why you didn't give her the benefit of the doubt. Boy, you were right! My husband can judge character like you (very quick and accurately) and it drives me nuts! I always want to give people the benefit of the doubt and assume that they are coming from a good place. The older I get, the more I have been proven wrong, but I still want to hang on to that hope. ~ You are a great judge of character and a wonderful mother! We can all see how supportive you are of your children. I have no doubt that you truly believe they can conquer the world! Good job, mom!

Meagan17
Meagan17

Caroline, First off i would like to congratulate you, on how supportive you are for your children's dreams. I am 17 and like Albie, your son, i have a learning disability. I found out this year, and was unable to grasp the reason i had always had trouble in school. I too would like to someday go to law school and become a lawyer, yet i was unsure of how well i will be with a learning disability as mine. And monday night after i saw the scene with albie and yourself and the encouragement that you gave him, i know i can do it as well. Although you only meant it to your son, i felt as if everything that was going on with your son and his uncertainty was like mine. I hope he continues to follow his dreams in becoming a lawyer. I am truly inspired by your word and i thank you.

Lauren-dismissed law student
Lauren-dismissed law student

The same thing happened to me with law school!

I couldn't help but cry during your exchange with Albie regarding law school. I am 27. Italian, from Jersey and I was dismissed in my second from a law school in Boston. I hired a lawyer and both the lawyer and the school told me to find a new profession! I was dismissed for receiving two grades below a C- in one semester - a school policy. At the time I was dismissed my gpa was a little under a 3.0. I tried appealing immediately after I was dismissed which was denied. I have another opportunity to appeal this July but won't work. I don't know of a single law student who an appeal but I know many that were dismissed. Even if Albie obtains a 505 letter (which I think you refer to in the preview for the next episode) what law school will accept someone that was d. dismissed? Any advice? Please tell Albie he isn't alone

McMullie
McMullie

Hi Caroline, I just watched the last episode on Bravo 6/21 and I feel like I was watching myself when you were talking to your son Albie about his learning disablity. I was diagnosed with Dyslexia when I was in 7th grade. I was given extra help to accomidate my Dyslexia through out junior/senior high. I wanted to be a Vet and I was told I could never be a Vet becuase I am not smart enough. I felt like someone just told me there was no Santa Clause or no Tooth Fairy. I was also told I was never going to graduate high school, or get into college. I attend Emmanuel College in Boston and graduate with a B.S in Biology with research honors. It was the hardest 4 years of my life. My GPA was low like Albies. I would study and study and still I would get C's. I was told by my mom, maybe I should have a different career, like teaching. I told her I need to prove to myself that I can do this. Just support me and she did. The best feeling in the world was walking across the stage at my graduation with honors!!!! I showed them!You are absolutly correct on what you told him. Now I work at Danbury Hospital as a hyperbaric tech at the wound care center. Tell Albie he can do it! He is surrounded with people who love him and support him. McMullie

Beckyy
Beckyy

Caroline,

Now I've had issued with things you've said in previous episodes, but I'm looking at the episode tonight where your son Albie tell your that he's been told he needs to give of tryine to become a lawyer and find another profession. That professor should be "fired".... you never tell anybody that they can't accomplish something.

THIS IS ONE TIME I AGREE WITH YOU.... Albie should NEVER give up on his dreams and never let anyone tell him he can't be who he wants to be. HE can do it ! Albie I believe in you.....! You go show them that you can become not just a lawyer but one of the best lawyers.

I always tell my grandkids ages (13, 12 and 10) that they can accomplish whatever they set their mind to do.

Move On
Move On

Jacqueline was not respectful to her daughter saying she looked like her grandmother. Was probably tipsy with her wine. Jacky was disrespectful, and she was at fault this time. Jacky needed to say she was out of line, and should apologize to her daughter. Also, Danielle I believe would never have published her bedroom photos on the internet, I believe her ex boyfriend or someone on Bravo leaked them out. I am not saying Danielle did not send them to him, just that she would never have sent them to the internet.

mammie N.Y.
mammie N.Y.

Caroline I love you and your family .I have a son with a disability . I tell him everyday How much I love him ,and that he CAN DO ANYTHING that he puts his mined to .My mom & Dad always told us growing up .There is nothing I this life that you can't over come ,as long as you hard work ,heart, love and family in your life . Your kids are very lucky .May god bless you and yours .And Albie will show them I know he can .

fvuscmom
fvuscmom

You are not obsessed with D. Staub. She needs to go! You and the others should refuse to continue another season if she stays. Honestly, if she stays, I'm with Dina; bye, bye!

Susie
Susie

Caroline - I have the greatest respect for mothers who are strong and believe in their children unconditionally. My now adult child overcomes learning disabilities on a daily basis at her Ivy League college. She wanted the content and range of courses but knew she was going to be challenged for sheer time, due to reading and attentional/processing differences. Persistence and faith in have been essential, but so has the use of executive-level assistive-technology. Reading, note taking, processing and writing time can be brought so much more in line with the intellectual ability of the individual. My daughter became fluent in using Kurzweil Scanner-Readers (for writing also), Inspiration software for note-taking, tracking complex information, speech-to-text writing programs, to name a few. Check into it. Also please check out Landmark College in Vermont. They integrate these programs into the daily life of students. I know Albie is older and has accomplished much on his own, but sometimes students, even older ones in Master programs, finally run up to the "wall" of their own ability to overcome their disability and enroll in courses to learn how to revamp their approach. Best wishes to all your family.

LORRAINE DOKOUPIL
LORRAINE DOKOUPIL

CAROLINE, My two children have learning disabilities I told them years ago the same thing you told your son and I felt the same exact feeling you did. You are absolutely right that when your kids hurt you hurt a thousand times more. My children grew up to be great adults with big hearts and are great workers. Just pray and as I did and God Bless you and your family. Love you a former Jersey girl.

A Southern Friend
A Southern Friend

I have been enjoying watching the show. As a southern woman it has been enlightening to see communication and interaction between friends and loved ones from a northern state. I am horrified to see a wonderful show of "Jersey Ladies" miss a valuable member on the show due to the (as the words of Teresa) skanky person's behavior. This show should never have allowed a "want to be" to take the show to this direction. The show, I truly believed, should be about a different culture many of us couldn't see with out you ladies. We can see "Danielles" anywhere and everywhere. I can understand and value Dina's decision to stop airing. Danielle has sadly shown that sex, stupid, and crazy sells. Tell Dina she is a woman of true grace, courage, and beauty!

Flemi
Flemi

You are such a great mother, it is amazing. You are also a great wife, but you shine even more as a mom :) lucky kids!

Kay Bennett
Kay Bennett

Caroline,

My daughter and I just finished watching the episode regarding Albie. You were so great and supportive and said exactly the right thing. I'm sure you have looked into getting help for Albie. It sounds to me like audio processing disorder. This is not something he has to live with for the rest of his life and have it get in the way of his success. He is such a great young man and I hated to see him so disappointed and unsure of his future. As a mother of 2 sons and a daughter, I understand completely the feelings you had when he told you about what that professor told him.

I work at a medical practice that treats young men like Albie and helps them become successful in their lives. Auditory processing is something that can be treated successfully. I hate to see him miss the chance to have this disorder treated. I don't mean to overstep boundaries with you but just wanted you to know the medical doctor I work for has treated thousands of patients from all over the country with great success and I would think there are other doctors in your area that could help him.

If you are interested in learning more about how we could help Albie, please email me and I will be more than happy to put you in touch with the doctor. Privacy is extremely important in our practice, as he has treated many celebrities anonymously.

If you haven't already done so and are not interested in learning about us, please contact someone in your area that treats audio processing.

Thank you for providing some very interesting insights into such a wonderful successful family such as yours. We especially enjoyed you on Sean Hannity's program - you were so right on!

Thank you,

Kay B.

Danielle Hastings
Danielle Hastings

I am a 21 year college student, and my aim is to be a High School History teacher and I have Dyslexia, but it does not have me. The first thing I have to say to is you are a good mother. The second is that if you treat and LD as a difference and not a disability then the responsibility goes from you the parents, and Albie and back onto the school. By doing this it puts pressure on the school to assist him. Because he has a Learning Difference there should be plenty of things to help him and plus this could be grounds for legal action upon your part if the school forces him to leave.

You have my prayers the he becomes the best damned lawyer this country has ever seen.

Joy Reed
Joy Reed

Caroline you are my favorite housewive of all the husewives.I also have a son who suffers from learning disabilities.I had to fight with the public school system as well as the private school my son went to in order for him to receive the proper education that he deserved.Right on to you for rasing your son to never give up.

caroline, your son can do it!
caroline, your son can do it!

Hi Caroline, your son Albie should not give up on his dream of being an attorney. As a matter of fact, he should consider bringing a law suit against the school for not providing accomadations for his learning disability. I graduated from a law school that cut 20% of its first year students if they did not get a 74 out of 90. I happen to get a 74, I barely made it, and just like him I studied 24 hours a day, longer than any of my classmates. I have been told all my life that I could not do it, but guess what I did! After my first semester I received an 89 out 90 87 out of 90, much better scores!! So tell him not to give up please!! Its not easy but he can do it!

blumoon
blumoon

You are a fantastic mom, friend, wife, and an all around wonderful person. Love your sense of humour, and your wisdom and loyality. Please don1`t change !!!

Jenn I
Jenn I

Normally I would never post to a television show blog...but Caroline, I just watched your conversation with Albie about his difficulties in law school and I had to hold back tears. I am 30 years old with a physical disability and had people my whole life telling me or assuming I could not succeed or achieve goals they felt out of my reach. My dad spoke to me JUST like you did to Albie and I commend you on how you approached it. I hope he doesn't give up on his dream. I am now finishing graduate school to become a licensed therapist, and it may have taken me a bit longer because I had to do it my way, I'm still doing it! You are an awesome mom!

TruthtellerESQ
TruthtellerESQ

I'm a trial lawyer in NYC and while I don't watch the show all the time I've seen enough of Albie to know he's got what it takes to be any kind of lawyer he wants. You'll see, my friend. Being a kickass lawyer has nothing to do with law school. Keep rockin'.

Maggielov1forever
Maggielov1forever

I would like to start off by saying, I think your a great mom. I think you have build a strong, and loving Family. Happy to see a Family like yours on tv. By the way your really touched me so much that I did something I never done. Which is this post a comment. God bless. P.S. Your son Al is so Handsome!

Brittany Burgess
Brittany Burgess

Your sister, Dina, did the right thing. I just have to say it's just so ridiculous for you to have such hate towards someone who isn't in your life anymore. Hate is such a waste of energy.

You keep saying that you want to stop talking about her, but you never stop talking about her.

You should let go of all that. You have great children. Put your focus into them and forget about the rest. Good luck.

Brittany Burgess
Brittany Burgess

Your sister, Dina, did the right thing. I just have to say it's just so ridiculous for you to have such hate towards someone who isn't in your life anymore. Hate is such a waste of energy.

You keep saying that you want to stop talking about her, but you never stop talking about her.

You should let go of all that. You have great children. Put your focus into them and forget about the rest. Good luck.

sloJD0509
sloJD0509

Mrs. Manzo, please let your son know he can still become a great attorney!! Like your son, I have battled a learning disability since middle school but in May 2009 I graduated from law school. Watching your son on tonight's episode reminded me of the frustration I felt many times during law school and while studying for the bar exam. It was very brave of him to put his story on the show and hopefully it will make other law school students with learning disabilities find some comfort. It is obvious you have done a great job as a mother and I am confident he will be an amazing attorney someday--don't let him give up on his dream! The school I went to in North Carolina was excellent and it had a academic success counselor who identified individual learning styles and helped design studying and test taking strategies which I believe is the only reason I am a licensed attorney today! When he goes to reapply it might be a good idea to have him look for similar programs. Best of luck to your entire family and thanks for keeping the show classy!

Proud
Proud

Caroline,

I saw the newest episode where you talk about Albie and his learning disability. I just have to say that you are an amazing mother. I too have a learning disability and it comes with its many many struggles. It's sad how many people say that you cannot do something because you have a learning disability. It really is a shame. It's what inspired me to become a special education teacher because not only can I relate to these children but I can also let them know that nothing can hold them back no matter who they are or what people say is "wrong" with them.

I don't know if you will see this but if you do, I just wanted you to know this: I know it doesn't mean much coming from a stranger, let alone a stranger who is only 21, but I'm proud of you. I hope you know that you are rare to find and I wish more mothers were like you. I wish you and Albie and the rest of your family success and happiness. Let Albie know that he will never be worthless and that his learning disability makes him a better, more understanding person who can achieve great things with his experiences.

Missj25
Missj25

caroline... I just wanted to share with you some insight on your son's struggle with a learning disability. I was actually diagnoised with a learning disability in reading comprehension as a sophomore in high school by a phychologist. I am 25 years old now and I take medication to help me focus on a day to day basis with driving and with my job. When I heard your son say that he reads a paragraph and it takes three times to actually comprehend what he has read- I just wanted to give him a hug! That is exactly what my disability is like for me, it takes me extra time to process information. So, because I was offically diagnosed with a disability I was able to receive help while in college.I had copies of lectures given to me by the professors, extra time on tests and a separate location to take them if I needed to get away from distractions. So I ended up graduating college with a 3.33 gpa. Do not let your son give up and maybe the best option for him would be to have a comprehension test done by a doctor and then submit those findings and an actual diagnois to the school to explain why he struggles so much. I hope this advice helps and he better not let anyone tell he cannot be whatever he wants to be because he can he just needs to take a different path then everyone else but he will get to the same destination! God bless and I hope hes doing well!

Missj25
Missj25

caroline... I just wanted to share with you some insight on your son's struggle with a learning disability. I was actually diagnoised with a learning disability in reading comprehension as a sophomore in high school by a phychologist. I am 25 years old now and I take medication to help me focus on a day to day basis with driving and with my job. When I heard your son say that he reads a paragraph and it takes three times to actually comprehend what he has read- I just wanted to give him a hug! That is exactly what my disability is like for me, it takes me extra time to process information. So, because I was offically diagnosed with a disability I was able to receive help while in college.I had copies of lectures given to me by the professors, extra time on tests and a separate location to take them if I needed to get away from distractions. So I ended up graduating college with a 3.33 gpa. Do not let your son give up and maybe the best option for him would be to have a comprehension test done by a doctor and then submit those findings and an actual diagnois to the school to explain why he struggles so much. I hope this advice helps and he better not let anyone tell he cannot be whatever he wants to be because he can he just needs to take a different path then everyone else but he will get to the same destination! God bless and I hope hes doing well!

Chef SamBFD
Chef SamBFD

My wife always watches the New Jersey Housewives(her favorite housewives)and to be honest Carol I do not follow the show. I would rather watch sports,sorry abolut that Carol. However, tonight she was watching the latest epsiode on your son Albi and she learned about his latest hurdle with Law school and his learning disability. She called me in to sit and watch a part of the show and as I watched she broke down crying. Our son Andrew, struggles with a learning disability. I can recall his teachers that he would NEVER go to college. Well they were WRONG! He is in his third year and double majoring in Political Science and History. Also, Carol the words you echoed on the show tonight I have heard my wife Phyllis say over and over again. I credit my wife and mothers like you,for encouraging your cildren to NEVER give up and that he can do anything~ GOOD FOR YOU and tell ALBI to go AFTER THAT BRASS RING !! There are children ot there who needs role model like ALBI and our Andrew. Tell Albi from us that we are ROUTING for him!

Best Regards,

Chef Sam BFD BostonFood Design www.bostonfooddesign.com infobostonfooddesign.com

kim chi
kim chi

Caroline you rock lady and I mean that whole heartedly you are so special so real the right lady for the job keep your head i see you know what you are talking about you see right through people and there negative bs keep your head up LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU!!!!!!

danielle is crazy.
danielle is crazy.

I think that your son is AMAZING and I had been going through a very simular thing. I hope you read this, and as silly as it sounds I think you and my mother are extremely alike and she showed me a part from the new Rocky movie and I think you would appreciate the saying. He is telling his son when is son is going through a rought time that "life isn't about how hard you can hit, but how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward." I love you and your family and I wish you all the best!

Tweezers
Tweezers

Caroline, I just wanted to share my experience at law school with you and Albie. I have terrible ADHD and also take more time to process information. I'm still in school, but it's a struggle every time I read (and law school is nothing but reading). Before school started, I had a meeting with the Dean of Students and told him of my situation. He told me to get him a copy of my ADHD testing results, and that combined with a Dean's action request allow me to take time and a half on my exams. I understand I'm going to have extra time on the bar, as well. I still have to work incredibly hard to put forth the extra time and effort to read and reread cases and class notes, but it allows me to test at my true capacity (and I generally finish as much of the exam as my peers).

If I remember correctly, Albie was attending Fordham. Sometimes the old school law schools don't accommodate well to people who learn things differently than the "tried and true" methods they've used for 200 years. There are hundreds of schools in this country who would be honored to have Albie walk their hallowed halls. I know that next week's episode reveals whether or not he'll get a letter from school allowing him to transfer elsewhere. However, even if he doesn't get it, I would appeal to the ABA and let them know of the situation. There's no reason your son can't be what he has worked so hard to be.

Danielle is psycho.
Danielle is psycho.

I think that your son is AMAZING and I had been going through a very simular thing. I hope you read this, and as silly as it sounds I think you and my mother are extremely alike and she showed me a part from the new Rocky movie and I think you would appreciate the saying. He is telling his son when is son is going through a rought time that "life isn't about how hard you can hit, but how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward." I love you and your family and I wish you all the best!