My Dream of Being a Child Psychologist

Scholarship Entrant: Rachel from Yeadon, Pennsylvania
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
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I love helping others, especially children. If I were able to make a living doing what I love, I would be a Child Psychologist. I love to talk to people, I love to talk to and interact with children, and I would like to help people get through the tough times in their lives.
I enjoy working with children because they are innocent and carefree. Many of them have not yet had the difficult life experiences that force them to grow up too fast and lose that childhood innocence. It is my desire, however, to connect with and help those children that have had these difficult experiences. I believe that it is very important to resolve any problems that children may have during their childhood because if this is not done they will carry those problems into their adulthood. The problems will then multiply, and these people will spend the next few decades of their lives “recovering” from their childhoods. Childhood is an important foundational time period, and if that foundation is not strong we cannot expect these problems to simply disappear in adulthood.
Psychological health is very important, just as important as physical health. It also functions in the same manner: the earlier you diagnose and treat the symptoms, the better chance that the patient will be cured. This is why it is so important that we care for the psychological health of children. I hope to make a living doing what I love, and that is helping children.

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