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Why Adults Shouldn't Ask Seniors "What do you want to be when you grow up?" (An Excerpt from Dr. Muhammad's Book, "My Mom Wants This, but I Want That: A High School Survival Guide."
As high school students navigate their educational journey, they often face a barrage of questions from well-meaning adults about their future career plans. While it may seem harmless, constantly asking students what they want to be when they grow up can have unintended negative consequences. This blog explores the reasons why adults should refrain from pressuring students into providing precise answers about their future, and instead adopt a more supportive and open-minded approach. Read more...

I'm Dr. Dedra Muhammad. I have over 20 years in public education as a counselor, career coach, college, and scholarship advisor. Each year, I help a diverse group of seniors from rural, low-income and urban areas raise over 20 million dollars in scholarships; and have studied the behaviors of more than 250,000 students over the decades. I use my experience to make sure your student gets the most out of high school. Text "High School" to 256-602-1494 to sign up for the next FREE Zoom to get help navigating through high school.

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