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Girls: Careers Before Babies Please

The level of teenage pregnancies make you wonders if these teenagers have never heard of platonic relationships. Teenage years should be about fun, enjoying moments you can never relive. It is a time to focus on pursuing a career and staying on track to secure a bright future. It is not a time to take on the job of being responsible for another life.

On the bus on my way to work I couldn’t help noticing a girl. She is probably fourteen but no older than fifteen. The first time I noticed her was when she came on the bus one morning with a guy. He took the only available seat while she stood the entire ride to school, he didn’t even offer to hold her bag and I thought look at that.

I kept noticing them after that. She was always smiling and up under his arm. I could see she was smitten with him and I remember thinking I only hope she is taking her education serious and don’t make a fool of herself over this guy. This morning she came on the bus alone not looking so happy and she is very much pregnant. She is apparently taking summer classes because she got off at the school.  I felt bad for her. Come September when her friends will be returning to school she will have to be preparing for a baby she is not ready for. She is still a child herself. Girls careers before babies please.

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Children  Understanding the Importance of Getting a Good Education

Getting a good education is very important in today’s world.  It has helped many individual to rise above a life of poverty by being able to get good jobs they would otherwise not have been able  to get.   Unemployment is at a high.   Breaking into the job market is getting more and more difficult.  Therefore deciding on a career and getting qualified in that area of choice is very important.

While parents should help their children in making the right career choice but the final decision should be theirs.  Do not try to live your dreams through your children by pushing for them to make a career choice that you yourself had wanted but was not able to accomplish.  Remember they will have to live with the choice they make.   So encourage them to choose a career where they will be happy and comfortable with.   If they choose to do something you do not personally like you can state your opinion but at the same time give them whatever support they need.

Encourage your children not to settle for mediocre, but instead strive to be the best that they can be.   Everyone has potential and the sky is the limit.  Let them understand that nothing good in life comes easy but with hard work and dedication they can achieve and surpass their goals in life.