They may not believe it Mom and Dad, but you are smarter than a 9th grader. So, why are you allowing your children to make decisions that you KNOW could negatively impact their life and yours? My daughters have taken golf lessons since they were 6 years old. I knew that if they stuck with it, they would get a golf scholarship and I would not have to pay for them to go to college. Very smart of me, right! In the 9th grade, my youngest announced that she was quitting golf. WHAT!!!! I don’t think so-SMH. My friends said that I shouldn’t force her to do something that she didn’t want to do. WHAT!!!!!!!! If you recall from a previous post (Be a but expert), I said that you should never say NO. So, when she announced that she was quitting, I said OK, BUT since you will have to pay for college, you need to start earning money NOW. So, instead of going to golf practice, I will pay you to do odd jobs (scrape all of the pigeon poop from the outside of the house – paint the wrought iron – paint the brown decorative rocks in the flower beds different colors to match the flowers, etc.). Of course, all of the jobs will be outside and you will be paid $10.00 per job that will be placed in the college fund jar. Is that OK honey! By the way, both of my girls went to college on golf scholarships!
Kids don’t know what’s best for them. Don’t let them convince you otherwise. They need the benefit of your knowledge and experience.