Parenting – The Never-Ending Job
I love my kids, we all do. But it’s a tough job, and in my opinion it’s getting tougher. This blog is to help parents do that job better.
We all know adults who have entered life with no plan, no goals, no idea with what to do with their life, no people skills or perhaps no marketable education. As a result, they make poor decisions and wind up in dead-end jobs in dysfunctional relationships, complaining daily about their work and their outcome in life.
Sadly, some end up as single parents, some turn to public assistance, and others fall into substance abuse. Stressed and unsure how to fix their life, their relationships and their health suffer and these adults slip into the category of Americans who simply exist, rather than live their life to the fullest.
I believe this is the result of well-meaning but maligned parenting. Busy parents have abdicated their role of coach, mentor, counselor, and parent to the schools, to the church, to doctors and therapists who place our kids on medications, and to others. Seeking assistance when needed is always the right thing to do, but expecting these outsiders to do the work of the parent leads to disaster.
If we don’t stop the madness, it will happen to our kids too. Do you want your son or daughter living in your basement when they’re 30 years old because they didn’t have a plan? If you want something different for your child, Affluent Student is here to help.
What You’ll Get From The Affluent Student
The goal of the Affluent Student is as the tagline says, to inform, inspire, and educate parents in order to enrich their children’s lives. In this blog I cover many aspects of life, including education, careers, relationship, and morals and values. I’ll give you strategies and actionable lists to create the highest level of success for their children. I’ll talk about learning styles, helping children find their purpose, life skills that you can teach your children, relationships, and tangible steps you can follow to give your child every advantage in school and in life. Along the way, parents might even find a thing or two that they could use as well.
I’m not a trained therapist or counselor. I’m just a dad who has learned a ton from my twenty years of parenting. You won’t find any lab-based theories or academic jargon here without a way to connect it and actually use that information as a parent.
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I do this because I want to share my experiences and observations with others. I have paid for a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree using all forms of payment – self pay, student loans, tuition reimbursement, scholarship, and employer programs. I helped my oldest son secure scholarships worth over $200,000. I have been through a divorce and custody situations to ensure that I remain an active part of my oldest children’s lives. I’ve been through job loss and have worked my way to being debt free. I have seen and been through a lot of issues and I believe I can help.
Many children get into deep debt for college, make the wrong career choices, and enter into toxic relationships simply because they didn’t have the right preparation. I believe that college graduates are handicapped financially when they start out with a mountain of student loan debt. This leads them to make career choices to pay the bills, not to live out their purpose and calling in life. Many fall into the same old patterns that they learn from their parents, who learned from their parents, and so forth.
A love for writing and deep desire to help others see parenting differently led me to create this blog to share with others. It’s time for me to give back and to help stop the madness, and it would be irresponsible of me to go to my grave with this bottled up inside of me. I really do believe this is my purpose.
Let me help you avoid some of the pitfalls that I fell into and take advantage of some of the things I’ve learned. Enter your email address below to Subscribe today then check your email for a verification message where you can confirm your subscription!