Encouraging sons to get a 4 year degree and beyond. Encouraging daughters to only get an associates.
Last night we had our neighbors over to make smores. We were talking about many different topics, we got on the subject of higher education. They were saying they will encourage their kids to get post high school education. However, they only want their sons to get a 4 year degree or higher. There daughters it doesn't matter, they think an associates is adequate since they will be stay at home moms. I thought it was strange. What if their daughter don't want to be stay at home moms? DH quickly changed the subject because he knew I was irritated.
I don't mind if someone wants to be a sahm. I was one for many years, but I couldn't imagine limiting my daughters like that. If my daughters want a 4 year degree or higher I will support their decision. If they wanted an associates, I would support them. If they wanted to be a sahm, I would support that decision as well.
What are your thoughts?