« on: May 19, 2005, 12:00:40 PM »
Something that loulielawyer said struck a chord:
"I am realistic about the life I want to give my children and what it will take to do this. I want to provide the best opportunities. This might mean private schools or the chance to travel internationally or a debt free college education at the school of their dreams."
I think that your motivation behind your goals is good, but you are making a grave mistake: You equate having things and providing for your children as being a good parent. While they definitely need food, shelter, and certain other things to help them on their way, you're forgetting that the time it will take you to make the money to provide private schooling and world travels will be time at the office instead of with your children. I don't know about you, but I would take having my parent(s) at home w/me for the evening(as a youngster) over attending a private school any day of the week.
It's been my experience that those who attend the private schools and have parents that are never home end up being far more F'd up individuals than those going to public schools with parents that spend time with them.