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  1. Thank you to those who answered the (sincere) question (from a place of true lack of knowledge and wanting to know). I love the ideas. Lots of things I had never considered or heard about at all!
  2. Can anyone share their knowledge? It's on our list 🙂
  3. Aside from the fact that I was sincerely asking a question and not making a point... I agree- every kid should do what feels right to them as long as they are really growing as people and growing towards maturity and independence. I suspect personality and family dynamic has SO MUCH to do with that, that there are many varieties of how that can play out not just two, even. (could go away but stays home, and maybe should stay home but goes away, there are also a thousand other possibilities, such as gap year, Peace Corp, Military, delayed graduation, CC-transfer, etc. etc.) 🙂
  4. I am confused, because I was not making any point. At all. In the OP at least. I was just asking how people go about it, what their ideas and experiences were, how it works for them etc. I am a leader in my local community and people come to me with questions about a variety of topics. It's useful for me to really understand all sides of how things can be done, all the options and how that goes about. As an aside, if something happens to change our situation and my dd were to come home or ds back home, I'd still be glad that I had thought about this topic and have useful answers to pe
  5. I'm sorry for misunderstanding!!! Thanks for clarifying! Puffy heart!
  6. Fuzzy, I usually enjoy your comments and your logical way of viewing the world but I feel like you read something into that that I did not say or ...idk...something seems a little off putting about your last post. My kids are leaders in their personalities, at work, healthy responsible and great decision makers. Well thought of EVERYWHERE they go. At work, at school, at community college, at church... My dd was one of only two 15 year olds on staff with an entire team of college age people, running a big customer service situation and handling up to 5K per day in her till. They loved h
  7. Neat ideas! Yes, that is her first choice major. She will be applying for GD at some schools (the ones we know will produce connections, internships and marketable degrees) and English at a few safeties (to pursue who knows what probably working in a library but not actually a library science degree)
  8. Just adding that if I had kids that were active "joiners" and leaders, with good friends going in the right direction, as well as the degree they were seeking being available and excellent at the CC, and being part of things as mentioned above, I'd be fine with CC
  9. No, my dd does not want to live at home 🙂 At all. Both of my kids did or will spend a lot of time doing CC before graduating, (my son did two entire full years, my dd will start one class and then her whole senior year) and getting to know the ins and outs of community college, driving independently at 16, they both worked all summer starting at age 15, and they both have their own bank accounts, gas cards, budgets and certain expenses for which they are responsible. They both by age 13 ish their own schedule, choices for when to stay up and go to bed, what to eat etc. (with occasional c
  10. If you hypothetically had a kid with a situation where they will go to community college, or straight into the workforce at some job where they hope to move up the ranks, or they will commute to your state school....They worked hard in high school, are good achievers, good SAT scores, and COULD have gone away but it's just better financially or logically more feasible (due to whatever factors not just finances), to stay home and save the money and go local. This may sound like a very First World/Spoiled Middle Class American question BUT : How do you ensure that kid does not feel di
  11. Agree...and good thoughts....Then that goes back to our many other posts here about the fact that pushing college for everyone has not been a smart move for our country, and is getting to be an even worse move as prices continue to skyrocket. If you aren't within driving distance of a CalState, you are still paying 120k for your education. (since it takes an average of 6 years to graduate now, due to impaction/overcrowding) ...Wouldn't so many of these students be better off in a trade or certificate program? What are we all doing as a country and as parents?
  12. And our kids will graduate with no debt. I’m not disagreeing that being financially Responsible is the best choice. I’m just saying sometimes being financially responsible also means not wasting four years — and then what?
  13. Here there are two different state schools, the UCs and the CalStates. The UCs require much higher admission stAndards and are respected and well regarded. With the exception of some programs the CalStates have admission averages of 2.0 high school GPA and 900 SAT score. They take hundreds of thousands of students and aside from STEM here where we live the other jobs have more applicants than spaces available. So when I say state school I don’t mean your flagship state U I mean the run of the mill state colleges which take everyone. I don’t know what the solution or answer is, my poi
  14. The young pharmacist at my Rite Aid, myself and the Pharm tech were chatting the other day and the pharmacist said she had 300K worth of debt upon graduation. I said, "Do you feel it's worth it, I know being a pharmacist pays well" and she said "No are you kidding? My debt is a burden. It's like 1500 per month, and if I had gone to a state school I would have less than half that debt and the same job. Rite Aid hires pharmacists from Ivy League or UC, it doesn't matter." I felt very sad for her.
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