Education: What Do I Want to Learn?

"My son, if you accept my words ...

turning your ear to wisdom and

applying your heart to understanding, and

if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as

for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God."

King Solomon

During the summer before their senior high school years, our two children, Judson and Jessica, received a host of brochures advertising particular colleges or fields of study. It set the stage for great soul-searching. They began to think: This is a big deal. I'm growing up. I must decide what I'm going to do with my life. What kind of training do

I want? Help!

Your brothers or sisters or children or coworkers also might be asking for help.

Educational Facts to Consider

To gather facts about further education, ask yourself these questions:

* Is my protégé (the person I lead) ready for college? People mature at different rates. Although schools group children according to age as a matter of convenience, graduating from high school doesn't necessarily mean that teens are mentally or emotionally ready for college.