First, let me thank those of you who left comments on my post yesterday. I know I am being perhaps overly indulgent about looking at schools with my daughter compared to many families. I have thick skin and appreciate different perspectives, including those that might think I am a bit of a helicopter parent. Those are my self described words; no one called me that. I'm who I am, and will not probably do things differently on this subject, but reading how you all went about it is interesting to me. DH was full of questions then did so much of his own research last night comparing school rankings and ratings, graduation rates, job prospects, potential future earning, and more that I had to just leave him to his Ipad. Bottom line, if she goes to a school that stretches our budget, she will have to contribute more than what we originally planned. That's a good thing as she should feel that pressure a bit as well, right? She already had a target, or quota, contribution to her overall college costs regardless of where she attends. While we are fortunate and probably could cover the expenses at many schools, not making kids anti any of the expenses does not create the opportunity for real life learning and preparedness, the whole purpose of college to begin with.
On this subject of life learning, I'm sharing the following for Positively Tuesday. This quote was found at Impowerage.com.
We can never learn to much. One of the greatest pleasures in life is not knowing something, then finding ways to learn about it. To learn something new is a gift. Similarly, one shouldn't ever be afraid to unlearn what we thought was true when new evidence comes to light. this is why I blog, read blogs, comment on blogs, and welcome different points of view and perspective.