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DSD have a big dream since she was very young.<br>
She wants to be part of the United Nations, she wants to study International Law.<br>
She can speak 5 of the official languages in there: Russian, French, Arabic, English and Spanish, she's taking Mandarin Chinese next year so she could speak the six languages.<br><br>
She already knows what university she wants to get in: Santa Clara International University, as she doesn't want to be so far away from us<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:<br><br>
So DSD is dreaming big! I bet she will achieve her dream as i don't think the United Nations will let go of a person that can speak, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic, English, some German(that I think she iwll improve by the time she gets to college) and soon Mandarin, and who knows what other language she will learn in the process(as she adores foreign languages) and also she wants to be in the list of he people that can speak lots of languages, and her goal is to learn unleast 20 or 25<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br>
A girl with big dreams.<br><br>
So what about your teens?
 

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DD isn't a teen but I'll answer if that's ok. She says that she wants to be a teacher but also wants to own her own business at some point. She often says that she isn't sure whether she will do her education degree first and then go back to get her business degree or if she'll go the business route first. It's funny, we talk about this often. She's a thinker.... that's for sure.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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An herbalist/botanist right now.
 

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My son , age 16.5 wants to be a video game designer. My daughter either wants to be involved in forensic science or with animals. Sallie
 

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My daughter also wants to be in forensic science but they don't make much money. So she first wants to be a surgeon so she can make enough money to become a CSI later. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">DSD have a big dream since she was very young.<br>
She wants to be part of the United Nations, she wants to study International Law.<br>
She can speak 5 of the official languages in there: Russian, French, Arabic, English and Spanish, she's taking Mandarin Chinese next year so she could speak the six languages.</div>
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Holy smokes <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">: She sounds amazing. You must be so proud of her! I have a good friend that speaks 9 languages and pieces of a number others. She grew up learning three at the same time. I guess from there it was like kids. After three, what's one more!?! I'm not exactly sure what she does now. She is not allowed to tell <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> Bar none, she is the smartest person I know irl.<br><br>
As for my dd, she wants to be a doctor and has wanted that since she was five. I can see her pulling it off too. She has a fairly good idea what it will take academically. My only concern is her organizational skills... or lack there of. Let's just say they need to improve. She has a good mind and seems to want to always learn new stuff.<br><br>
And ds, I'm not too sure. His kick now is to save the world. He wants to find a way for cars to run clean. We'll see- lofty goal for an eight year old. And like with dd, I can see him pulling it off. He thinks outside the box to the point I doubt he knows there is a box at all. He can obsess for long periods of time on something that interest him... as in years (Thomas the Train <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> ). Math and reading are awesome. He can remember facts easily and they seem to stick. Did I mention he is autistic <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I only say it that because I think to solve this energy and pollution crisis will take a different kind of thinking and a knack for not picking up when you are pissing someone off <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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Both of my DDs want to be happy and healthy. They hope not to "be" their jobs, but to have a balanced life.
 

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My daughter starts college in the fall, and her current plan is to have a Classics/Spanish double major, and then go to Law or Library school.<br><br>
My son starts college in 2008, and he has no idea what he wants to do.
 

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My oldest two are 16 and 13. Neither one of them has any idea what they'd like to do as a career, and I am happy about that. They both continue to explore and get excited about learning new things in all different areas. I absolutely hate the big push to nail down career goals at such an early age. Kids around here are encouraged to enter magnet programs geared toward specific areas of study as early as middle school - I think that is ridiculous and inappropriate. I have known a few kids like the one in the OP who have a very clear passion at a young age and that is great for them - I just hate when it is pushed on every kid and they are made to feel pressured into making educational decisions before they are ready.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My oldest two are 16 and 13. Neither one of them has any idea what they'd like to do as a career, and I am happy about that. They both continue to explore and get excited about learning new things in all different areas. I absolutely hate the big push to nail down career goals at such an early age. Kids around here are encouraged to enter magnet programs geared toward specific areas of study as early as middle school - I think that is ridiculous and inappropriate. I have known a few kids like the one in the OP who have a very clear passion at a young age and that is great for them - I just hate when it is pushed on every kid and they are made to feel pressured into making educational decisions before they are ready.</div>
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That, and the idea that a person has one job and that is their identity for life.
 

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My soon to be 16 year old has an interest in writing, law enforcement, and programming (specifically gaming). Dd, 13, has an interest in the health care field and in working with kids. Neither of them is really sure yet, but that's okay with us. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My teen wants to double major, or possibly triple major. She just got a full tuition scholarship to a nice private college, and will start this Fall. She wants to major in general biology, and either physics or math. Then minor in Spanish.
 

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My 15 yo wants to get his welding certification before he graduates high school then he would like to go into the Coast Guard, possibly repairing ships (welding would be needed in that) and do his service for 20 years, and then possibly be a boat designer and builder, own many homes and real estate and rent out properties, and be a husband and a dad.<br>
My almost 12 yr old would like to go to school to be a plumber and then on the side get his pilots license, and eventually fly commercial airplanes. I'm trying to get all my boys to know a trade of sort before they decide on a professional career and go to college.<br>
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My dd is starting college this fall and will be majoring in Compsite Materials Engineering. She has always been a whiz with math, but it took her a bit to finally settle on a major.
 

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My twin sons are 12, in 7th grade. Their career choices have gone from paleontology to Egyptology to dentistry to medicine to rock star to engineer to video game designer.<br><br>
The only thing that has been consistent is that they both want to be Dads.
 

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My son is 13 and says he either wants to be a video game designer or an archioligist (sp?) Where he wants to find hidden cities and artifacts. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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My DD is 16 years old. When you ask her what she wants to be, she says "rich"! LOL. But then seriously, she has recently become interested in anything connected with film making. Her grandmother has a friend who is a producer and director. She was able to arrange for this friend to speak at my daughter's school. And it was because of this that she is now very interested in film making and everything connected with that.
 

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well for the longest time my 14 yr old dd wanted to be a fancy cake designer/decorator, but recently she changed her mind and decided nah..she'd rather be a journalist so that she can write for <i>rolling stone</i> or <i>spin</i><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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My daughter is 13 and wants to be a singer when she grows up - Contemporary Christian/Gospel. Basically she wants to be the next Amy Grant. She's well on her way with voice lessons, singing in church, winning contests and singing in several weddings. When she makes it big I'll come back on and let you all know.<br><br>
My son is nine and wants to be either a race car driver or a donut maker at Krispy Kreme. I'm guessing you all know which one his mama i hoping for! ;-)
 

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the 16yo says she wants to be a child psychologist...<br>
the 15yo wants to join the army...<br>
the 13yo doesnt know...<br>
the 10yo says maybe architecture...<br>
the 9yo says she wants to be manager of mcdonalds...<br>
the 4yo hasnt said...<br>
the 11mo doesnt say words we recognize yet...<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
peace...
 
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