Episode Twenty Nine

College - Is It The Right Choice for Everyone?

September 20th 2013

5 mins

In this video, I discuss one of the topics suggested by fans about parental responsibility. When it comes to your children’s education, I believe that they should be encouraged to follow their natural ability. If they want to have a college education, they should have the ability to get one, but it’s not the right path for every child. Many of the most successful icons of business dropped out of college to follow their dreams, and I think it’s a mistake to lead children to believe that in order to be successful, they have to go to a traditional four-year college. Sadly, many young people who were promised the world when they started college, can’t get a job when they get out or are stuck in a job they dislike. If children were allowed to follow their natural ability, they would probably be far more successful human beings. It’s an interesting topic. Tell me your story. 

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Judy says…encourage your children to follow their natural ability.

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