By Trace Embry
Is there a Bible verse that states parents are required to pay for their kids’ college education?
I don’t think so.
Is College in My Child’s Future
In often too many cases parents’ hard earned money is put to waste when their child begins college.
I advise parents to determine ahead of time if their child is college material. In today’s culture, parents are pressured into believing that Junior must attend college at their expense. This isn’t necessarily true.
From a very young age, you need to help your children determine their future.
After high school graduation, your child may show no motivation to pursue a higher education.
If this is the case, you would do well to set aside any funds you have saved for their college fund for a later date.
Later, if your child decides to go to college, suggest that he pay the first year or two. Working through college will not only build his character, curb entitlement and give him a sense of security and ownership, but it will give you proof that college is a serious endeavor.
Once your child proves your money will not merely fund his four year fraternity party, you can begin investing in his higher education.
- You need to provide your child with every opportunity to succeed prior to college by producing a conducive learning environment.
- As your child begins high school be sure to find creative ways to improve your teen’s education
- hear the audio: “Paying Their Own Way”
What are some additional ideas that you have as your child enters the college years?