Did you know how much ASG has changed?
I like change. I embrace change. It’s funny how things change with time, like ASG and often we wouldn’t even notice until someone else points it out.
I am no longer in the baby stage so I have no idea what is fashionable and what is considered lame. Back when my eldest child Ashlea was a baby (she is a beautiful 15-year-old), you did not start solids until at least 6 months old. Is that still the case? I would have to research and find out what is now acceptable. Funny how even when starting your baby on solids will change with time.
I use to be very strict with what my children ate as I was told a child must have XX amount of this food group and XX amount of that food group in order to grow into a strong healthy child. I would like to say that I am still AS strict with food but I’m not. I tried to do everything perfect for Ash but by the time I got to my 4th child, I was exhausted with all the changes. It was the so called professionals constantly giving out different advice on what you should and shouldn’t do for your children that I have given up. Oh and did I mention I was exhausted. We eat everything in moderation – some good, some not so good, just like the old-fashioned food pyramid.
I could tell from an early age that Ashlea was not only a smart little cookie but she was dedicated to her learning. Never a day went by that Ash didn’t have a book in her hand or analysing mathematical sum to challenge herself. This is one thing that has not changed with time. When Ash was 8 yrs old I enquired into scholarships with ASG. Back then I had left my run a little late as the cut off date for joining was 10 years old and I didn’t think it was worth my while. There were also a lot of parameters about the level of study and who could use the money we had saved.
Isn’t it funny how things change with time when you least expect it. ASG has changed and for the better. They are more dedicated to supporting children’s education as they allow a child to join up to 19 years of age. There is now more choice with education funds and their newest fund, the Pathway Education Fund caters for part-time study, high school, and university and can even be transferred between siblings. (Awesome as I have 4 3 2 who may attend university).
If all this was available back when Ashlea was started out her school life, my weekly struggles now may not be so great. You see, Ashlea achieved a half scholarship at a fantastic school, which is amazing, however when we accepted it, my other 3 children were still at primary school. It was too far away to even think about high school for them. Next year I will 3 out of 4 at high school and my fees alone are why I am desperate to win tattslotto. I’m trying – trust me.
I am looking into ASG for one of my other children as this may take some of the pressure off over the next few years. One of the changes I love implemented by ASG is that with the Pathway Education Fund, if we do not use the funds for this child, we can either withdraw the money or transfer it to Ash when she hits university. If you have looked into ASG is in the past, I recommend you have another look, as the options are more flexible than ever before.
Another thing I notice has and continues to change with time – sleep.
Baby – lots and lots
Toddler – whenever I feel like it.
Child – I’ll sleep when I want to sleep.
Teenager – lots and lots
Mother – whenever I feel like it ..oops I mean whenever I get a spare moment
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