SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I have been surprised about how supportive they have been, especially having gone from being upper-middle class to poor. I have a 13yr old that is verbally ok but clearly wishes she could go back to the 'old life'; the rest are great. My 5yr old daughter tells everyone her daddy is going to be a doctor and informed her pediatrician that once her daddy is a doctor she won't see him anymore because her daddy will take care of her (not to point out she will be 15 when I finish residency). Overall this could never work without their support. We talked to the older ones before I quit my job and explained that everyone has a right to follow their dreams, even mommy & daddy and gave them an idea what it would be like. They asked a lot of questions about the process, where we would live, when we would have to move, etc and then lined up behind me to support this dream.