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    By MelissaK

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    I also felt insecure about my age. When I started teaching, I was 26. I'm 30 now. When I was 26 I had just graduted from college, and I thought that the parents would want an explanation of why I took so long to finish college. I went to college part-time for a year and worked in some preschools. But the parents really didn't even care about my age or how long I took. They did ask my age, but never questioned me about how long I had been in college. I actually spent 6 years in college cause of that one year when I was taking 1-2 classes and working at a preschool. Even though 26 is still young I did like it that I was not in my early 20's. One of my friends who started teaching at 22 had a parent think that she was a student at the middle school where she was teaching. How embarrasing! I think the important thing is no matter how old you are is to be confident that you are a professional and know what you are doing.

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