In another month, parents will be packing their sons and daughters off to college. For some, it will be a new experience. My youngest, a sophomore, is transferring from a small university in urban Chicago to a bigger university in the suburban Midwest. (Reasons for this detailed in the earlier blog post, THE DICK HOUSE.) … More The Background Check
Every year, parents send their sons and daughters away to college hoping they will study hard, find a core group of friends, and experience the time of their lives as they prepare for their future endeavors. We were no different. We sent our youngest off to a small Lutheran college in the midwest. We expected … More The Dick House
My middle son is graduating from college this month. A semester earlier than scheduled. He is 21, and he can’t wait to move out and start working full-time. My oldest son has taken the long road. He has another year and a half before finishing his course-work and on-the-job training as a HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and … More Motivation or Deprivation?