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Old 03-13-2012, 11:25 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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Honestly- if you love where you are at now and are comfortable with the sacrifice of the DH traveling- then I would stay right where you are at. Don't get me wrong Texas is a great place- but so is Kansas. Every place has the pros and cons.

If you choose to move here- and then find out it's not like "home" then you will consistently compare what you had to what you have which in turn can cause more issues then it's worth.

You can still stay together as a family and travel for work.
Good luck to you and your family.

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Old 03-13-2012, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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Hi, thank you for your reply. We are from Overland Park, I can work remotely from home . We dont have any extended family in United States so it is pretty much us. I want all 4 of us to stay together can manage kids alone for a year but if there are plans to move I want to do it sooner than later.
So, if you can keep your job and still move, I suggest you sell the house and move here. You'll make up for the $35k loss in a couple of years because you will elimininate the double housing and travel costs. Your children will fare better with Dad at home every day. Don't worry about the school thing. There are lots of studies that show kids rise ( or fall) to the educational expectations the schools provide.
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:05 PM
 
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thank you, My son is in 2nd grade now and he is considered as advanced in his class almost to 4rth grade starting level.
All the aquaintainces I talked to in Dallas (most of them live in Irwing/plano area) they say that their kids read books by their 3rd birthday and do addition problems, my son did it when he is 5. My daughter will be 3 soon and she knows very few alphabets and very few numbers.
So getting scared that if I put my kids in school with kids in such advanced level my kids might suffer.
That's a lot more data to go on.

1. I wasn't trying to be mean/harsh.
2. Overland Park is a nice area with good schools - my guess is your kids would be fine down here.
3. Kids reading early is fine and good as your kids are very young I'd move them without hesitation if the other parts of your lives dictate that moving is right for you.


Best of luck.......
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:14 PM
 
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I think this is a little harsh - you can care about education without putting you children in Saturday schools or math camps throughout the summer in order to "keep on pace". A child learning to read is like a marathon. Some do 5 minute miles and others train and train to get to a 10 minute mile - either way, both are successful for starting and completing the race, however long it takes. Hard work can only take you so far until you hit genetics OR genetics can only take you so far until you hit hard work. If you have both, your very happy whatever you're doing. A lot of good "education" happens outside the school. Yes, there are parents (in every 'highly rated' school district training the next generation of highly-educated "worker bees", but there are some who still value creativity and intrinsic motiviation.
With respect - I believe thinking like yours is why much of our population is behind the economic "eight-ball" so to speak and this problem will get worse not better. How far does creativity get one towards and engineering or medical career? A kid who wanders through high school with a 3.20 who decides he wants to become a doctor is in for a rude awakening. Is it possible? Sure. is it likely? Absolutely not.

The fact of the matter is our kids in some ways are well behind kids from other first world countries. Creativity won't help much. Increased levels of expectation and hard work will.
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Old 03-13-2012, 03:37 PM
 
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Creativity got me a long ways in engineering (remediation). IMO - there are two types of engineers, those who do the analysis (number crunching) and those who define the problems, look for alternative solutions, effectively communicate with a client. A big thing for a lot of engineers - they know what they're doing, they just can't communicate it very well to a lawyer, city council member or anyone not an engineer. My husband is in finance/strategic planning and he has the same problem - PhDs that can't put together a coherent 30 min, 10min, or 5min presentation for a board of directors. They're smart alright, but they're being told what to do because they're either so focused on the details or they think of a thousand what-ifs and are paralyzed by the "what-ifs" when it comes to decision making. Taking a data set and presenting it in various ways to different audiences is a creative skill, and not everyone does this very well I've learned. Which group do I want my kids in? or better yet, Which group do my kids want to be a part of? at some point it's their life, not mine.
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Old 03-14-2012, 08:14 AM
 
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That's a lot more data to go on.

1. I wasn't trying to be mean/harsh.
2. Overland Park is a nice area with good schools - my guess is your kids would be fine down here.
3. Kids reading early is fine and good as your kids are very young I'd move them without hesitation if the other parts of your lives dictate that moving is right for you.


Best of luck.......
Thank you All, just scared to move out of the comfortable zone we are in right now.
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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Honestly- if you love where you are at now and are comfortable with the sacrifice of the DH traveling- then I would stay right where you are at. Don't get me wrong Texas is a great place- but so is Kansas. Every place has the pros and cons.

If you choose to move here- and then find out it's not like "home" then you will consistently compare what you had to what you have which in turn can cause more issues then it's worth.

You can still stay together as a family and travel for work.
Good luck to you and your family.
I agree with this post. OP really sounds happy in Kansas.
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Simmering in DFW
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Thank you All, just scared to move out of the comfortable zone we are in right now.
No pain, no gain!
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