Parents Should Not Decide Their Children’s Careers

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It’s the nature of parents to want the best for their children. They want to give the best clothes, the most nutritional food and what is the most important is the best education for their children. However, it is a little bit more complicated when it comes to decide what is best for their children’s education. It is very difficult to decide for the children’s education path especially when they are entering college or university, because at this age most children have not discovered their true identity and interest yet. A lot of students nowadays do not have any satisfactory answer when they were asked why they chose a particular course or subject in university. Most of them will probably answer because it is what their parents tell them to learn and this situation is really a concern that people need to put their thought into. University students should know why they want to take a particular course in order for them to have a clear life goal and ardour to achieve it. They should not hide behind their parents shadow and just blindly follow what their parents think they should do. It is vital for parents not to make final decision for their children’s field of studies due to the generation gap, dissimilar passion and also higher probability of inaccurate judgement. First of all, parents cannot make a decision for their children’s major in higher institution because of the generation gap between them. In our modern era, it can easily be observed that our younger generation is more advance in term of science and technology compared to the older generation. On account of these new science and technology discoveries, a lot of new majors in higher institution have been added which also correspond to the number of new job opportuni... ... middle of paper ... ...naccurate judgement. Works Cited Alhanati, J. (2012, 7 20). Follow Your Passions And Success Will Follow. Retrieved 3 9, 2014, from Investopedia.com: http://www.investopedia.com/articles/pf/12/passion-success.asp D'Arcy, J. (2012, 12 1). Choosing a major in college: Do parents get a say? . Washington Post . Huppke, R. (2012, 9 11). Choosing a college major: Parents have a balancing role. Retrieved 3 8, 2014, from Huppke, R. (2012, 9 11). Choosing a college major: Parents have a balancing role. Retrieved 3 7, 2014, from Thcsmonitor.com: Huppke, R. (2012, 9 11). Choosing a college major: Parents have a balancing role. Retrieved 3 7, 2014, from T http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Family/Modern-Parenthood/2012/0911/Choosing-a-college-major-Parents-have-a-bala Rubin, B. M. (2012, 8 6). Parents taking an active role in choosing colleges. Chicago Tribune .

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