A sixteen year old girl came to me feeling very depressed and uninspired by school. Her mother was extremely concerned by her lack of engagement. This girl was extremely bright but did not do well in a traditional setting. Her mother said her creative side needed to be encouraged in order to get her engaged once again. We found a place for her in a wonderful, small, nurturing school in New England that taught students in a more alternative fashion. She found her niche and blossomed.