Parent-in-law of a college student!

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Parent-in-law of a college student!
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Thu, 05-26-2011 - 9:12pm

Well, it looks to me that we will be having two college students living here in the fall!

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Registered: 04-16-2009
Thu, 05-26-2011 - 9:51pm

EXCELLENT!!! BRAVO!!!

This is great news!!!!!

Your family will have a exciting summer & fall & winter to look forward to. I am sure he will do very well. From what you have said about T, he sounds like a very hands-on type of person. And we need good mechanics.

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Registered: 04-30-2000
Thu, 05-26-2011 - 10:13pm

Good for him!!!

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Thu, 05-26-2011 - 10:14pm

That's great, Rose! He sounds determined to do everything he can to take care of his growing young family!

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Fri, 05-27-2011 - 9:46am

A good education is helpful if you want to get a good job.
Even kids with college education are having a hard time getting a jobs so your lucky your dd
didnot listen to her future MIL about quiting school.

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Fri, 05-27-2011 - 12:25pm

That's great news and isn't it amazing that considering his background, he turned out to be a responsible kid and someone who wants an education & to make something of himself.

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Registered: 08-06-2009
Fri, 05-27-2011 - 11:02pm
Hi Rose,
What fabulous news,
Bravo to T and your daughter!

Will he be going to night school or working around his class schedule ?
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Registered: 10-16-1999
Sat, 05-28-2011 - 7:45am
coldfingers wrote:

Good for him!!!

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Registered: 10-16-1999
Sat, 05-28-2011 - 8:04am

T currently works second shift, so he's planning to go to school during the day... plan A had been for him to switch to day shift while N was in school so that they didn't have to have babysitters at all, but there is no night option for most of his classes so I guess he's going to stay on evenings at work, go to school part time during the day.

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Registered: 04-16-2009
Sat, 05-28-2011 - 10:06am

That's great.

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Registered: 01-05-2005
Mon, 05-30-2011 - 10:07am

That is FANTASTIC news! Your dd and T are so, so lucky to have you behind them. It breaks my heart to hear stories like T's about education. I help out every week in ds11's math class and you can just see the differences (and this is at a great, suburban school in the accelerated math class) between those who have been in a very stable educational environment and those who haven't.... between those who get help at home and those who don't. So far, a number of kids have gotten by on their natural intelligence, but as they get older, many of them start to stumble, need support, need a mentor. If they are alone, the "new kid," the troublemaker, the latch-key kid, whatever... in a lot of cases they don't get it and from there on out they're just trying to hang on and graduate. :(

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