PLANNING TEEN EDUCATION
to college and getting proper education is very important
for ensuring the security and success of your teenager. Planning
proper education for your teenager is a crucial step you have
to take and help them know what is best for them taking into
consideration their interests.
of going to college:
is a must for getting better job. Because the world is changing
rapidly, and many jobs rely on new technology, more and
more jobs require qualifications that are essential for
is a must to earn more money.
is a must to get a good start on life. A college education
helps your child acquire a wide range of knowledge in many
subjects, as well as advanced knowledge in the specific
subjects they are most interested in. College also trains
students to express thoughts clearly in speech and in writing,
to make informed decisions, and to use technology--useful
skills on and off the job.
One of the
major benefits of acquiring a college education is having
more jobs to choose from. Parents and students should talk
about what kind of work interests the student, and find out
more about the kind of education that specific jobs require.
For instance if your child is interested in engineering or
medical field you can concentrate on those subjects and pursue
his career in that field. As students mature and learn about
different opportunities, they may change their mind several
times about the type of job they want to have. Changing your
mind is nothing to worry about -- but not planning ahead is
harmful and might create problems for his future.
more information on the educational requirements of specific
jobs, see our section on Education and Career.
advice to all parents
have become a nation obsessed with the idea that not only
is a college education a must for everyone, but that to have
a truly successful life, one must attend the very best college
possible. This myth, yes it is a myth, not only creates unreasonable
stress on students and their families, but it almost destroys
the future of the student. It doesn't really matter what college
your child goes to. What matters is that a bright, intelligent,
motivated person has the same likelihood of success irrespective
of the college he or she attended. Choice of college tends
to influence the first job because there's not much else for
an employer to go on.
But, after that, it's what you accomplish in the real world
is what matters and is taken into consideration. Many times
it is seen that most college graduates end up in careers totally
unrelated to what they majored in and thus their education
doesn't really help them in the real world. Many students
who struggle through college will do very well in the real
world if they leave college with confidence and self-respect
and are able to find something they love to do and have some
skill at doing it.
what is advisable is expose our young to a well-rounded education,
which has some intrinsic value. Just don't focus on the grades
but rather the exposure. Try to find out what his interests
are and in which field he will excel. We are too obsessed
with degrees and not enough with the development of the person.
In the long road of life it is the person that will mater,
not the degree that he acquires. Thus it is not the college
that is important but it is the person's interests and skills