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Old 08-15-2013, 12:24 PM
 
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We just made the same move. Feel free to pm for details...
Which area did you pick?
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Old 08-15-2013, 01:54 PM
 
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I agree with what you said about the positive peer pressure and quality education. I really don't care if my kids go Ivy and I doubt they will. I was the first one in my family to go to grad school but we instill the value of education in our kids. I don't flip out if they get a 2+ or 3 (out of 4) on their report cards in elementary school, as long as they're on the upswing each marking period and I know they try hard. They're always willing to go in for extra help if they need it and rise to the occasion when they're challenged. My son had a speech delay as a toddler and he's the one who wants to be a Dr. and I have no doubt that he'll get there. We got him speech and OT until he caught up and I'm sure he'll continue on that path throughout his life. Especially as kids get older, it is very age appropriate to move away from what the family thinks and gravitate towards peers. I want my kids to be surrounded by kids who think it's cool to do well in school or have parents who stress the importance of making the right decisions and working hard academically. No, I don't like the idea of "keeping up with the Joneses" but that's everywhere. Also, it's one thing to have a $$$ million dollar home with a trust fund handed to you but it's another to bust your butt, study/work hard and excel in life to earn it...especially when you have the privilege of being able to attend a good school.
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