SAH/WOH for Teens?

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Registered: 12-29-2004
SAH/WOH for Teens?
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Fri, 01-11-2008 - 10:37am

It looks like SAH/WOH isn't just for moms any more.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 12-07-2003
Fri, 01-11-2008 - 12:48pm
Here's a website that talks more about it: http://www.usphs.gov/profession/healthservices/

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Registered: 09-04-1997
Fri, 01-11-2008 - 12:50pm
Well, if it helps, neither one of my boys is particularly interested in any academic field. One is a pretty voracious reader, but intellectual curiosity and academics don't seem to be their big strengths. It makes me a little sad sometimes, but they are delightful kids in other ways and I figure each will find, or make, his own path.
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Registered: 09-04-1997
Fri, 01-11-2008 - 12:50pm
I paid for everything myself, too.
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Registered: 07-23-2003
Fri, 01-11-2008 - 12:51pm

< Overreact much?

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Fri, 01-11-2008 - 12:53pm
I agree with Sabina. I feel that getting an education is more important than being trained for a job.

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Registered: 07-23-2003
Fri, 01-11-2008 - 12:58pm

<I agree with Sabina. I feel that getting an education is more important than being trained for a job.>


And that is easy if your parents have TONS O MONEY!!!

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Registered: 12-29-2004
Fri, 01-11-2008 - 1:00pm

"It makes me a little sad sometimes..."; same here, it's a shock to find they just don't value what seems so obviously valuable.

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-06-2004
Fri, 01-11-2008 - 1:00pm

She is getting an education pertaining to her field.

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Registered: 12-29-2004
Fri, 01-11-2008 - 1:02pm
Wow, this is now bookmarked and totally justifies my having started this thread in the first place.
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Registered: 04-04-2005
Fri, 01-11-2008 - 1:04pm

I would say let her do what she wants to do. When parent push their ideals and agendas on their kids it could backfire. My mom was a lobbyiest - a big career woman. She was gone a lot...... She TOLD me I had to get a business major or she would not support me during college. I went through the motions and got my totally useless Econ major. Well, it was not totally useless because I learned a lot and now I am a very savvy investor and our nest egg is quite healthy from my decisions ect.... My grades were not good enough to go to Grad school and there really are not a lot of jobs for Econ majors unless you seek higher education. I managed a Dominos Pizza for a couple of years and I then I waited tables until I figured out what I was going to do when I grew up. I decided to become a RN and my mom gave me a big eye roll. I guess it is one of those Female Ghetto jobs you are refering to. I did it with a future family in mind. I did not have the cut throat attitude for business and taking care of people seemed to make more sense to me and fit my personality. I told my mom I did not like her hours she worked and I think she missed out on a lot of my life - my dad was a teacher and had the family friendly job.


My parents really freaked out when I joined the ARMY as I was trying to figure out what to do with my life. They realized it was a great experience form me and they were big into bragging about me when I got my Captain bars.


 

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