Thanks for the warm welcome Creekland!
I enjoyed reading your quotes, the last one is the one I like the most .
My first child (girl/Junior) is majoring in Law and Technology with a minor in Science of some sort.
My second child (girl/Junior) is majoring in Applied Mathematics.
My third child (boy/Sophomore) is majoring in Civil Engineering.
My fourth child (girl, age10 .) has a mathematical mind, but at the moment, her favorite subject is Creative Writing and
My Husband and I did some mistakes in preparing our oldest children for college, we got better at it through trail and error as each child came along. In the past I would refer parents I befriended to helpful resources, but only one or two would show genuine interest. I find some of the homeschooling parents I encountered care only in homeschooling their children in the name of safety not so much academics, at least in my "neck of the woods" I had a friend who was new to homeschooling, who told me I was over the top in preparing my children for college, in others words I was working too hard unnecessarily. Needless to say, I very annoyed when she called me for advice two years later, too late.
Compare to some of the parents on this forum, my efforts would probably seem as mediocre with a dose of drama, but I would certainly give it a whirl.