One of the most difficult questions a kid can ask their parent is “What kind of job should I be working towards getting when I get out of school?”
I’ve heard that question several times from my kids, and it is a tough one. I want them to be ultimately happy with the work that they do, but they also need to earn enough money to pay their bills! And in today’s global market, and the new technologies that are already out there, and being developed, technology seems to be the key to the answer.
My advice has always been for them to think about their favorite subject in school and then talk to their teacher about what professions there are that use that knowledge from the class. What do YOU tell your kids?
Posted by Mary Anne on 02/25/2012
Posted in Family and friends • Life • Memories • Sports | Tagged With: school, sports, trophies
When I was in school I tried out for sports teams and never got picked for any of them, with the exception of the gymnastics team. Our school only went to one gymnastics meet, and we were soundly beaten by everyone. Our coach told us not to worry about it because we only had about three weeks to practice and the school we went up against had a lot of wealthy students that had obviously been taking private lessons for years. We sure felt like a bunch of ragamuffins against them, that is for sure. Needless to say, there are no sport trophies on my trophy wall. At least, not with my name on them!
Posted by Mary Anne on 02/01/2012
Posted in Family and friends • Fun • Life • Shopping • Travel | Tagged With: camp, school, son, summer, surf
Yesterday my sons approached me about making plans for the summer vacation. School will be letting out soon, and they want me to sign them up for one of the surfing summer camps that their friends have been telling them about, where the students are taught how to surf.
Surf Camp offers surfing programs for kids, teenagers, adults, and families. They offer day camps and overnight camps. My sons are too old for the teenager’s camps, so they want to sign up for the overnight adult camp. The overnight adult camp would be for one week, off the coast of North Carolina. The camp takes them to several different islands for them to learn how to surf, and includes side trips that includes a boat trip to an undeveloped barrier island and a trip to the new 84,000 square-foot Fort Fisher Aquarium.