youth ministry, youth worker, student ministry

Things I learned from my Dad part 2

By Doug Franklin June 9, 2009

When I was in 8th grade, my Dad told me I had the option of going to any high school I wanted. He would even take a few days off work and take me to the different schools and allow me to spend a day investigating the ones I was interested in. After visiting the Lutheran school, the Private Christian school, and the public school, I chose the private Christian school. My Dad never tried to influence my decision (my brother had the same choice and choose the public), but after informing him of my selection he offered me a deal. The private school cost $600 per year (this was 1978) and if I paid half each year then he would pay for college. My first thought was, this has got to be a trick. My brother had just started college and I knew how much it cost. But my dad knew that by the time I was in college, I would have already formulated my view of money and he wanted me to understand the value of money while in high school.

My Dad understood timing.

About the Author

Doug Franklin

Doug Franklin is the president of LeaderTreks, an innovative leadership development organization focusing on students and youth workers. Doug and his wife, Angie, live in West Chicago, Illinois. They don’t have any kids, but they have 2 dogs that think they are children. Diesel and Penelope are Weimaraners  who never leave their side. Doug grew up in…  Read More