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Ask Amy: Empty-nester wants to clear out the nest

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Then, in fourth grade everything clicked.

I started to get straight A's and this lasted all the way through college.

I got my Ph.D. and have been a college professor for 20 years.

Thankfully, I had the complete support of my parents throughout childhood and they never labeled me as "slow."

– Late Bloomer


Dear Late Bloomer: I was also a very late reader. And look what happened!


(You can email Amy Dickinson at or send a letter to Ask Amy, P.O. Box 194, Freeville, NY 13068. You can also follow her on Twitter @askingamy or Facebook.)

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