Mom, here. I have a high school freshman who's currently homeschooling (dyslexic and ADD, school was a disaster!) He's a classic Lego-kid who loves tearing apart my appliances, electronics, vehicles, etc. He's even gotten to the point where he can actually repair the above, too. He gravitates toward shows like How It's Made or anything astrophysics-related. He's always said that he'd like to be an engineer; either the kind that drives the trains or the kind that builds them. ;) The older he gets, the more he leans toward the building kind, though. A couple of years ago, when his dad stuck the label "mechanical engineering" on it, and gave a brief idea of the variety of things MEs do, his eyes lit up. Yeah…that! Keeping in mind how young we're talking (14, so of course this is all subject to change), should we encourage the engineering thing, even though he hates math? He's good at math, he just doesn't like it. He's currently in Algebra 2 and chemistry and doing fine in both. He's hoping for physics next year as he really liked the physics he did in his physics/chem overview class last year. When I pointed out that physics is just a math class disguised as science he said that was fine. "It's math with a purpose, Mom." What are some thoughts on this?