My sister has raised three, great, young people. One of her parenting mantras has always been
"I pay for one degree and one body part."
If they needed/wanted laser treatment on their eyes, there would be no braces. Or vice versa. Likewise, after 4 years of university, any further education was the kids financial responsibility.
My nephew graduated this spring from the University of Waterloo but would like to obtain his MBA. A two-year, costly programme. To finance this second degree, he decided to head off to South Korea to teach English. To live cheaply and save his money. The only potential hitch in his Mother's plan to teach him financial responsibility could be the threat that a good looking, 23 year old man might catch the eye of a lovely South Korean lady. Sis has threatened him about falling in love and putting down Korean roots.
The party was lovely and it was a special surprise to meet a blog reader there. Meet Jane.
And if you are interested in the happenings of South Korea's newest English teacher, nephew has decided - at his Mother's insistence - to write a blog.
You can read him here. http://jessegoestokorea.blogspot.ca/