Parent wants in-laws to finance kids' higher education
Upon completing their educations, the grandchildren could repay the loans directly to their grandparents, or (if the grandparents chose) directly into a charity the grandparents' chose.
Approach this with the very clear understanding that they have the right to make any financial decision they choose to make -- even if you don't like it. Investing in the educational future of deserving local students seems like a wise and generous choice for them to make. If you could put your children in this category, they might be willing to expand their investment.
Dear Amy: I could use advice in helping my 6-year-old with attention-seeking.
An example: After dance class, my daughter walked up to her teacher. The teacher skipped over her and disregarded her in order to talk to another student's mother.
After a while, I asked my daughter if she wanted to leave. She said no.
We waited in the lobby. The teacher walked right past us and left!
My girl said, "...but I waited patiently!"
I was crushed for her! She just wanted to tell her teacher a joke, but the teacher didn't care!
I'm torn between anger at the teacher and wondering how to better teach social cues to my daughter.
What do you suggest?