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intparent Senior Member

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  • Re: colleges i would like?

    Haverford is small, but in a consortium with other schools for classes and socializing.
  • Re: Other airb&b guest has a pitbull

    If the dog is shut in the room, it isn't just lounging around waiting for you to come in without the owner around. The only reason I might complain is if the dogs are barking when the owner isn't there. You might ask the dog guy for his phone so you can text/call if there is any issue with the dogs while he isn't there.
  • Re: Daughter Not Motivated for SAT prep

    It is much easier to finalize the college list with test scores by end of junior year. It makes fall a lot more stressful if the student doesn't know their scores by then and needs to retest more in the fall.
  • Re: DD wants to quit, change schools, change majors AGAIN

    She then wants to work at Disney where she'll make nothing but that's up to her.

    I have a friend from HS who started on mainstreet selling candy at Disneyland after graduating from college (he had a regular job where he had the summer off, so he decided to do that, and he just never left). He worked his tail off and has moved to a high level in the corporation (and has a pretty high profile in the organization as well). I'd say he is one of the most successful people from my HS that I know. So @twoinanddone, if your kid finishes her degree and wants to try that -- I wouldn't say no. :)
  • Re: DD wants to quit, change schools, change majors AGAIN

    That is the most "glass half empty" post I've ever read. Sigh. I'm sorry. Your suggestions are good, but she does not want to see it. I guess I'd lay out what you will and won't do financially, what your expectations are for ongoing communications with her, and let her know she has the option of a gap semester (if she can keep her scholarship).

    Lots of people keep music as a hobby. They play in community bands or orchestras, play in the pit for local musical theater groups, etc. It is an option, at least.

    I would provide her some stats on the financial benefits of a four year degree. Can you get her to spend some time in the career services office? She can tell them she is having trouble picking a major -- they may be able to help, and they aren't "mom & dad".