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August 2nd, 2007, 07:46 AM
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Do your kids talk about careers or things they want to do? Or are they too young for that? Do you foresee them getting into a certain career field?
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August 2nd, 2007, 07:45 PM
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Ladies, I have to tell you this...

When Brandon (who is SEVERELY dyslexic) was in the 5th through 8th grades, I didn't even think he would GRADUATE!! He was doing so poorly in school, and every day was a constant struggle.

Somewhere along the line, he found a goal for himself. He figured out around 7th grade that he was very good at mechanics. On "Earth Day", he helped the science teacher fix the roto-tiller! lol Then he made a goal for himself.

His Junior year in high school, he found a college that offered the program that he is looking for. It's out of state, but that's what he wanted to do, so we supported him 100%.

In three weeks he will be leaving for school. After 15 months, he will have a degree in Diesel Mechanics and will be making more money than DH and me combined!

The best thing you can do is to help your child find their passion, and assist them in building goals to work towards.
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August 3rd, 2007, 06:00 PM
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Ladies, I have to tell you this...

When Brandon (who is SEVERELY dyslexic) was in the 5th through 8th grades, I didn't even think he would GRADUATE!! He was doing so poorly in school, and every day was a constant struggle.

Somewhere along the line, he found a goal for himself. He figured out around 7th grade that he was very good at mechanics. On "Earth Day", he helped the science teacher fix the roto-tiller! lol Then he made a goal for himself.

His Junior year in high school, he found a college that offered the program that he is looking for. It's out of state, but that's what he wanted to do, so we supported him 100%.

In three weeks he will be leaving for school. After 15 months, he will have a degree in Diesel Mechanics and will be making more money than DH and me combined!

The best thing you can do is to help your child find their passion, and assist them in building goals to work towards.[/b]

That's great! You and your husband must be so proud of him, you've done a fantastic job.



Lizzie is very organized, I always try to keep my eye open when I see someone doing a job that takes great organizational skills and talk about it with her.
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August 4th, 2007, 10:42 PM
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Farm Mom your story brought tears to my eyes! My daughter wants to be a teacher. I'm glad she has goals. She is 12.
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August 6th, 2007, 07:32 AM
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Ladies, I have to tell you this...When Brandon (who is SEVERELY dyslexic) was in the 5th through 8th grades, I didn't even think he would GRADUATE!! He was doing so poorly in school, and every day was a constant struggle.Somewhere along the line, he found a goal for himself. He figured out around 7th grade that he was very good at mechanics. On "Earth Day", he helped the science teacher fix the roto-tiller! lol Then he made a goal for himself.His Junior year in high school, he found a college that offered the program that he is looking for. It's out of state, but that's what he wanted to do, so we supported him 100%.In three weeks he will be leaving for school. After 15 months, he will have a degree in Diesel Mechanics and will be making more money than DH and me combined! The best thing you can do is to help your child find their passion, and assist them in building goals to work towards.[/b]
That is awesome! I hope that Brandon finds something that he wants to do. I think diesel mechanics would be a great field to get into.
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I have no idea what my kids want to do. Jeremy is obsessed with the military so I won't be surprised if he decides he wants to join the military one day. The other kids are kind of too young to really think of anything.
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