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College - Is it a priority?
January 31, 2013 at 2:22 PM

I know that we have asked this question in the past,  but I think it needs repeating since we have some new members in here.  



Is College a top priority for your child(ren)?  

What schools are a possibilty?  

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  • Precious333
    January 31, 2013 at 2:24 PM
    My kids are young. It depends on what they want to do, but they will have to get a scholarship or earn money for it.
  • Rust.n.Gears
    January 31, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    I would prefer they seek some form of secondary education. My daughter is 17 and has already gotten 3 acceptance letters to culinary colleges. She is decided on which she wants to attend. We are chefs so this is not a surprise for her to go down this route. Our son is 15 and thinking of doing the same thing but as a pastry chef.  

  • kirbymom
    January 31, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    Are there any jobs or careers that you would steer them away from?  

    Quoting Precious333:

    My kids are young. It depends on what they want to do, but they will have to get a scholarship or earn money for it.


  • Precious333
    January 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
    Anything illegal or immoral.....lol.....or that is unrealistic for their abilities.


    Quoting kirbymom:

    Are there any jobs or careers that you would steer them away from?  

    Quoting Precious333:

    My kids are young. It depends on what they want to do, but they will have to get a scholarship or earn money for it.



  • kirbymom
    January 31, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    lol ` The first would be kind of obvious but not so the second one.  Sometimes you are not aware that your abilities are up to standard if you don't try.  :)  

    Quoting Precious333:

    Anything illegal or immoral.....lol.....or that is unrealistic for their abilities.


    Quoting kirbymom:

    Are there any jobs or careers that you would steer them away from?  

    Quoting Precious333:

    My kids are young. It depends on what they want to do, but they will have to get a scholarship or earn money for it.




  • bluerooffarm
    January 31, 2013 at 3:06 PM
    This is hard for me to articulate in our family, but I'll try. I personally don't care if they choose to go to college or not, but we talk about college all the time. Hubby and I met in college, we have lots of friends on facebook and that we visit from our college days, we talk about professors, etc. The kids already talk about when they go away to college as if it is a foregone conclusion, and we don't discourage it.
  • SusanTheWriter
    January 31, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    We definitely think college is a big priority for our kids. The things they're interested in doing require a college education, so it's not even a question for them.

    They can go anywhere that has a good program for their interests. We will be able to contribute some to their education, but scholarships and non-crippling loans will have to take care of the rest.

    DH and I both graduated from non-standard universities, so we're not pushing any legacies.

  • kirbymom
    January 31, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    I know where you are coming from. Our only difference is this..We tell our kids that we would like them to go to College but that it is their decision. We talk about what College can do for a career/job.  We even talk about doing Vocational College. The only pointed advice, if you will, that we give them, is that they are not going to settle for just any kind of job just because they want to be lazy and not really work, if they are not going to go to College or go into the military. 

    Quoting bluerooffarm:

    This is hard for me to articulate in our family, but I'll try. I personally don't care if they choose to go to college or not, but we talk about college all the time. Hubby and I met in college, we have lots of friends on facebook and that we visit from our college days, we talk about professors, etc. The kids already talk about when they go away to college as if it is a foregone conclusion, and we don't discourage it.


  • kirbymom
    January 31, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    That is fantastic!  I find it pretty awesome when children find they want to follow in the steps of their parents vocation/calling. That is history in the making that is.  :)   What types of foods is she focusing on, if I may ask? 

    Quoting Rust.n.Gears:

    I would prefer they seek some form of secondary education. My daughter is 17 and has already gotten 3 acceptance letters to culinary colleges. She is decided on which she wants to attend. We are chefs so this is not a surprise for her to go down this route. Our son is 15 and thinking of doing the same thing but as a pastry chef.  


  • kirbymom
    January 31, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    I think the legacy comes from the actual vocation itself more than the place where they learned from.  

    Quoting SusanTheWriter:

    We definitely think college is a big priority for our kids. The things they're interested in doing require a college education, so it's not even a question for them.

    They can go anywhere that has a good program for their interests. We will be able to contribute some to their education, but scholarships and non-crippling loans will have to take care of the rest.

    DH and I both graduated from non-standard universities, so we're not pushing any legacies.


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