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June 13th, 2012, 10:50 AM
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University/college? Bachelor's degree only, but I'm hoping they get scholarships. They're on their own for grad school.

Liviing expenses? We will pay room and board for college. Tim thinks that every person should experience dorm life for at least one year, so we will push for that. If they want to come home after that year and stay while they finish their degree, that's fine.

What about a car as a teenager? Yes. What will probably happen is they will take Tim's or my car, and then we will get a new one.

Cell phone bill? Yes.

Clothes? Yes.

This of course is all contingent upon behavior. If they do nothing, they get nothing. Act up, and we won't go the extra mile. Yes, I think a teenager having a car and a cell phone is going the extra mile.
Also, DH and I differ on the opinion of teenagers getting jobs. He had one starting at 15, so he thinks all kids should have one because it teachers responsibility. I, on the other hand, think that school IS the kid's job. I want my kids to really focus on school, earning the highest gpa possible, and their extra-curricular activities. I think that teaches responsibility, preps them for college, and gives them a better shot at getting a full ride in college. I would LOVE to not have to pay for college. I remember going to high school with kids who worked. Some were able to balance school and work great, but many of them blew school off and even used certain classes to catch up on sleep.

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