Dear parents, it goes without saying that you care for your child’s career and academic growth. You want the best for them and give your best to provide them that platform. There’s no denying the efforts that you make to meet your child’s demands.
At the same time, the most common topics discussed at home is about your child’s career. More often than not, you are preoccupied in coming up with plans for your child’s future. The day your child steps his/her foot in pre-nursery school, you already start planning their fate.
While you are at it, you need to understand that their choices, likes and dislikes matter too. So, it’s perfectly fine to not to follow the mad rat-race or what you deem fit for your child. Here are some good reasons for the same:
- Trust Your Children: Have faith in your child to make a good enough choice for their career. You, as parents, can compel your child to pursue a particular academic line, but it won’t necessarily bear fruits. However, if you allow your child to choose their desired career, there’s a good possibility to achieve success.
- Satisfaction Over Constraint: If you force your child to do whatever you feel is good for them, they won’t have the zeal to follow the path religiously. It’s vital to allow your child to grow independently and not bind them to a fate of not their choosing. This will allow them to be at their creative best and will also keep them content.
- Abundance Of Opportunities: A career in the Engineering, Medical, or Law field is always a good option. However, there are other highly potential branches like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, which might incite curiosity in your child. They can also explore streams like Arts and Humanities. It would be best if you give them the leverage to explore their preferred career options.
- Failing Is Not A Sin: Giving your child the opportunity to try something they’re good at, is the least you can do as parents. If your child fails at something, don’t discourage them! There’s always a scope to try something new, something different. Failing should not be considered as a sin; it should be an opportunity to master something else.
- Interact More: You and your child can be at extreme ends when it comes to a career choice. Nevertheless, you should interact with your child to know about their interests. It will help you to know your child better and understand their problems.
We know you love your child to the core, but you can show that love to them by giving them the freedom to choose their desired career choice. It is all about the culmination of the right skills and your child’s interest, which can yield great results.
The sky is the limit!