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College - Is it a priority?

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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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by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 2:22 PM
Replies (31-40):
kirbymom
by Sonja on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:06 PM

I like the way you think. Having normal everyday conversations in which its just a natural thought process to the next step in life.  Well put.  :)  

Quoting mom2Bellarose:

It's not TOP priority but yes it is up there. I have always talked to my kids as if it was a natural transition from high school. I talk to my 6 y/o about when she goes to college quit often. I wish I had been encouraged growing up. The word college was never even brought up to us. As my kids grow I will not let on like there is any other option. Elementary, high school, college, and they start their life. College is just the next step.


  

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kirbymom
by Sonja on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:09 PM

from your profile picture, I am gathering you have 3 daughters. May I ask what their names are?  What do they like or are interested in?  

Quoting SuperMommy408:

Yes college is a big priority!!


  

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SusanTheWriter
by Bronze Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:12 PM

How cool! My DD is interested in particle and quantum physics. Every time a college sends her a letter, she checks their website to see what their post-grad physics program looks like. :)

Quoting illinoismommy83:

My oldest wants to be an astro-physicist and discover planets and moons. She also wants to be a bus driver. I'm pushing her towards physics and focusing on math and science. We did a moon gazing cycle tracking project last semester and she became really excited about space.

Quoting kirbymom:

That would be very useful indeed. Do they have any ideas yet?  

Quoting illinoismommy83:

A 4 year degree in a useful field. It doesn't matter if its a small Catholic college in the middle of nowhere or a major university. The biggest concern is having a degree so they can have a career.

Quoting kirbymom:

For you, is there a difference in College as oppsed to a University?  Or will they be able to choose between them, if you feel there isn't any differences?  

Quoting illinoismommy83:

The only "option" my children have is which university they will attend. College is very important.






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kirbymom
by Sonja on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Holy Wow! This is some heavy learning. I love when our kids and my hubby and I get into some rather indepth discussion on these topics.  Especially my hubby. How do you teach the math factoring behind this?  

Quoting SusanTheWriter:

How cool! My DD is interested in particle and quantum physics. Every time a college sends her a letter, she checks their website to see what their post-grad physics program looks like. :)

Quoting illinoismommy83:

My oldest wants to be an astro-physicist and discover planets and moons. She also wants to be a bus driver. I'm pushing her towards physics and focusing on math and science. We did a moon gazing cycle tracking project last semester and she became really excited about space.

Quoting kirbymom:

That would be very useful indeed. Do they have any ideas yet?  

Quoting illinoismommy83:

A 4 year degree in a useful field. It doesn't matter if its a small Catholic college in the middle of nowhere or a major university. The biggest concern is having a degree so they can have a career.

Quoting kirbymom:

For you, is there a difference in College as oppsed to a University?  Or will they be able to choose between them, if you feel there isn't any differences?  

Quoting illinoismommy83:

The only "option" my children have is which university they will attend. College is very important.







SusanTheWriter
by Bronze Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:30 PM

LOL. I don't! I swear, the kid seems to absorb it from the air!

She's flying through Alg 2 and she's only had to ask DH (an engineer) for help once. She looks at math and science concepts and goes, "Ok. Got it."

I think she's a changeling. *gg*

Quoting kirbymom:

Holy Wow! This is some heavy learning. I love when our kids and my hubby and I get into some rather indepth discussion on these topics.  Especially my hubby. How do you teach the math factoring behind this?  

Quoting SusanTheWriter:

How cool! My DD is interested in particle and quantum physics. Every time a college sends her a letter, she checks their website to see what their post-grad physics program looks like. :)

Quoting illinoismommy83:

My oldest wants to be an astro-physicist and discover planets and moons. She also wants to be a bus driver. I'm pushing her towards physics and focusing on math and science. We did a moon gazing cycle tracking project last semester and she became really excited about space.

Quoting kirbymom:

That would be very useful indeed. Do they have any ideas yet?  

Quoting illinoismommy83:

A 4 year degree in a useful field. It doesn't matter if its a small Catholic college in the middle of nowhere or a major university. The biggest concern is having a degree so they can have a career.

Quoting kirbymom:

For you, is there a difference in College as oppsed to a University?  Or will they be able to choose between them, if you feel there isn't any differences?  

Quoting illinoismommy83:

The only "option" my children have is which university they will attend. College is very important.








SusanTheWriter ~ Wife, Mom, Author

oredeb
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:34 PM
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 not a priority at all! if they wana go fine if not thats fine also!

kirbymom
by Sonja on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:35 PM

Ahhhh -- Yes, I know the direction from whence you speak. lol  I have a couple of kids that do the very same thing.  Just stand back and watch in amazement. :)  

They have to be! How else could they *get it* !  hahahahahaha  

Quoting SusanTheWriter:

LOL. I don't! I swear, the kid seems to absorb it from the air!

She's flying through Alg 2 and she's only had to ask DH (an engineer) for help once. She looks at math and science concepts and goes, "Ok. Got it."

I think she's a changeling. *gg*

Quoting kirbymom:

Holy Wow! This is some heavy learning. I love when our kids and my hubby and I get into some rather indepth discussion on these topics.  Especially my hubby. How do you teach the math factoring behind this?  

Quoting SusanTheWriter:

How cool! My DD is interested in particle and quantum physics. Every time a college sends her a letter, she checks their website to see what their post-grad physics program looks like. :)

Quoting illinoismommy83:

My oldest wants to be an astro-physicist and discover planets and moons. She also wants to be a bus driver. I'm pushing her towards physics and focusing on math and science. We did a moon gazing cycle tracking project last semester and she became really excited about space.

Quoting kirbymom:

That would be very useful indeed. Do they have any ideas yet?  

Quoting illinoismommy83:

A 4 year degree in a useful field. It doesn't matter if its a small Catholic college in the middle of nowhere or a major university. The biggest concern is having a degree so they can have a career.

Quoting kirbymom:

For you, is there a difference in College as oppsed to a University?  Or will they be able to choose between them, if you feel there isn't any differences?  

Quoting illinoismommy83:

The only "option" my children have is which university they will attend. College is very important.









Rust.n.Gears
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:36 PM
She follows the French method mainly

Quoting kirbymom:

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.  


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kirbymom
by Sonja on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:38 PM

And how different is that from say, American?  Does she prefer French style or taste? Or possibly both?  

Quoting Rust.n.Gears:

She follows the French method mainly

Quoting kirbymom:

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.  



  

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kirbymom
by Sonja on Jan. 31, 2013 at 5:43 PM

ahhh - but yours are already grown and living their lives. Did any of them go to College?  

Quoting oredeb:

 not a priority at all! if they wana go fine if not thats fine also!


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