Should Parents choose Careers for their Children?

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  1. Lady_E profile image67
    Lady_Eposted 7 years ago

    Should Parents choose Careers for their Children?

  2. mandyf profile image65
    mandyfposted 7 years ago

    absolutely not. I feel as a parent we are to educate them and bring them up responsibly and to teach them right from wrong. To help them pursue their dreams and give them the confidence they need to fulfill those dreams. Letting our children think for themselves and form their own thoughts and paths in life not deter them from living a happy life that is their own as individuals

  3. LittleStash profile image67
    LittleStashposted 7 years ago

    No.  If my parents had chosen for me, I would be a lawyer, and I might not have had the three other fulfilling careers that I have enjoyed, instead.

  4. wingedcentaur profile image83
    wingedcentaurposted 7 years ago

    Parents shouldn't choose careers for their children but I believe there is a constructive role they can play. Who better than your parents to evaluate you critically but lovingly, but more importantly for the purpose of your question, critically? Who is in a better position than one's parents (assuming a normal, reasonably healthy family, of course) to advise one about where her strengths and weaknesses lie (remember, we can never see ourselves the way others see us), and in this way begin to provide us with guidance (only guidance).

    Therefore I think careful observation of one's children from toddlerhood (I just invented the word 'toddlerhood') is absolutely vital! What kind of child is your toddler?

    Is he quiet or gregarious? Is he detail-oriented and literal-minded or does he describe things in a more general, metaphorical, figurative way? And so on and so forth.

    What kind of things does he like to do? Is he the child who can rig up surprising musical instruments and weave fantastic stories of wonder? Does he pay a great deal of attention to building blocks? And perhaps he shows an absolute fondness for numbers?

    I'm just suggesting that from the moment children reach toddlerhood (I just invented the word 'toddlerhood'), parents should be on the look out for and recording those cues.

  5. weholdthesetruths profile image60
    weholdthesetruthsposted 7 years ago

    My parents did.    I was a failure at achieving the goal of the career they insisted I had to pursue, because I lacked interest in it.   They never understood my personality, and thus, never grasped that I was and remain very unsuited for the career they had believed I should pursue.    They simply chose it based on the idea that I was fascinated by technology, and that the choice was supposed to make me a lot of money.   

    I have encouraged my kids to try things, to not be afraid to try anything, and fail at it if need be, so they can learn from it and become more understanding of themselves and learn to look beyond the immediate moment and the immediate life's horizon. 

    I have found what I love to do...  More than halfway through my life, and as a result, I can never really be what I should be, or am suited to be.   Don't do that to YOUR children.

  6. Joe Badtoe profile image60
    Joe Badtoeposted 7 years ago

    only if the parents are egotistical imbeciles.

    Such control freakery is usually the preserve of obsessed snobs.

  7. profile image50
    smitsposted 7 years ago

    Time when child is choosing the Career path is the time where parents and children "age wise "share more than being the parent  and child , they also become first friend of each other . Parents  should play the role of friend so perfactly that child  opens up with parents fully , for discussing his career to them without any haste or hindrence.Good discussion and aprochable guidence will help child to choose the  career he wants to .

  8. davidkaluge profile image32
    davidkalugeposted 7 years ago

    well parents do not have to choose career for their children, however they have to help the child follow a career of his or her choice which they know the child has the potential to do best.

  9. manmade76 profile image38
    manmade76posted 7 years ago

    I think parents shouldn't compel their children to choose Career but yes they should be aware of the maturity point of their children and watch closely in which field their children are interested.

    For me as I have immense interest in Medical field and somewhat weak in mathematics,My parents gave me the opportunity to go in my chosen field.

  10. Kotori profile image67
    Kotoriposted 7 years ago

    Parents have to raise their children to be independent adults, and that means helping them to make their own well-informed decisions.

  11. profile image0
    maddy757posted 7 years ago

    NO. They shouldn't. Their children must be let free to do what they want.

  12. Anamika S profile image66
    Anamika Sposted 6 years ago

    A Parent can make or break a child. Many times Parents force their choices on their children without considering what they want and end up ruining the lives of their children. Given are some reasons why Parents may interfere in the career choice of their son or daughter. read more

 
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