Don't Grow Up So Fast!

>> Thursday, September 9, 2010

Why do schools expect kids in junior high to know what they want to be when they grow up?  My 8th grade daughter brought home papers they want her to fill out for homework about it.  She knows she'll be looking at jobs in health care like nursing or pet health care, like a vet. Of course, she also said she wanted to be an auto mechanic too. Who knows? In 8th grade, I certainly don't expect her to know already.

I'll worry more about it when she's in 11th or 12th grade.  As long as she's doing the best she can in school (and she is, she's in an advanced math and advanced biology class as an 8th grader, taking high school classes), I am so not worried about what she wants to be when she grows up yet.  Good grades, sports, good friends - that's all I want her to worry about right now.

Notice, I didn't put BOYS in there anywhere.  She was under the mistaken impression that as soon as she got into 9th grade, she'd be able to date.  I about rolled off the chair laughing.

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