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April 2014

Wondering where to start in advising your child about future careers? Ty Jury, a guidance counselor at Waunakee Middle School, tells students and parents their career development is a “slinky” model rather than the traditional “ruler” model. “Just knowing the process by high school and where to...
By Susan Pohorski
Remember the song in The Sound of Music when Sister Maria teaches the children to sing? “Start from the very beginning,” she advises. When you begin to consider your child’s future career and education, don’t start with college or university choices. Start with your child’s interests, personality...
By Susan Pohorski
Gone are the days when employees take a job and remain in that position until they retire 30 years later. Change is the new normal in the world of work. The future looks bright for individuals who can adapt and be flexible. So how do you prepare your child for that world? Help them learn that...

March 2014

By Susan Pohorski
Even if you don’t live on a farm or in a rural community, your children could choose agribusiness as a career. Why should they consider a career related to agriculture? This past week I attended the National Ag Day celebration at Southwest Wisconsin Technical College (SWTC) and here is what I...
By Susan Pohorski
Recently, a friend and I were reminiscing about how our daughters fought with each other when they were young. He recalled one episode when his girls were shouting at each other over some conflict and his wife locked them in the bathroom and would not let them out until they resolved the argument...

February 2014

By Susan Pohorski
Some children are born leaders, others need to be encouraged and developed into leadership. Your child may be the one who is always organizing friends to play a game, go on an adventure or put on a play. However, some would say even those individuals can benefit from leadership training and...
NWTC students used their team-building and problem solving skills to organize a successful fundraising event. Photo by Megan McCray On a frigid Green Bay morning, a group of Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) classmates learned that a 3.1-mile run could change a child’s life. NWTC Team...
By Susan Pohorski
It is time to fill out the FAFSA. What’s the FAFSA you say? The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the next step after applying for college admission. For seven years our family has dutifully completed this important task for our two daughters. Now that the youngest has graduated, we are...
By Susan Pohorski
The good news: economic recovery is coming. The bad news: members of the millennial generation (18-34-year olds) are being left behind. That’s the message of Diana Carew , economist and director of the Young American Prosperity Project at the Progressive Policy Institute. Carew points to recent...

December 2013

By Susan Pohorski
On behalf of all Baby Boomer parents everywhere I want to apologize to our children. I’m sorry I said you could be whatever you want to be. I’m sorry I told you a four-year degree was the only way to get a good-paying career. I’m sorry I let you borrow all that money to spend on tuition. Now you...

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