I belong to a Mom group and recently a mom asked the other Moms for suggestions on creative or proven ways to come up with more money. I jumped right in because through both ways, I have paid for college and for expensive summer programs for my child. I have had some really great, albeit challenging, experiences with getting things done.
For example, we were once lucky enough to get accepted to a summer program for kids with dyslexia. The caveat, it was going to cost us a minimum of $7,500. Now, good on you if you have that chunk of change lying around, but we didn't. However, I knew it was paramount to our child's success that we figure out a way to pay for it. Here is what we did:
In less than two weeks, we were over half way to our goal of reaching the $7,500 we needed
But, we still had to come up with the extra money, which was going to take a bit more ingenuity. Here is what we did:
Bottom line:It isn't a parents job to be a DREAM CRUSHER, it's our job to do everything we can to make DREAMS HAPPEN
What do you think? Should your kids tone down their expectations to make parenting easier? When is enough, enough? Share your thoughts in the comments below?
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