choices

@jackiew (915)
Canada
October 8, 2008 10:19am CST
If you have a great career such as doctor,lawyer,nurse,policeman,etc-do you tend to pursuade your children to have the same career or do you let them make their own choice?
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@g3n3j0rd (721)
• Philippines
8 Oct 08
I would let my children decide what course they would be taking in college but if I could persuade them to take up courses which I believe is best for them, that would be wonderful. As parents, we know our children and what's good for them. Sometimes, young people can be idealistic at times and would take up courses that they would soon regret and then, they would be shifting to another course. Sometimes, they could end up taking several courses without finishing even one course. As parents, we could guide them to better path but the final decision is still up to them.
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@jackiew (915)
• Canada
8 Oct 08
I agree fully with what you had to say and also how many parents have to watch their children take 2 and 3 years of colledge and then decide it wasn't for them-
@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
8 Oct 08
If I am that successful in my career I would hope that my kid would follow my footsteps but that would mean that I am controlling my kid's future and me being selfish. I will not hinder whatever my kid wants for her life. I'll be right beside her to guide and support whatever she wants in her life
@jackiew (915)
• Canada
8 Oct 08
i have always said that to my boys-i told them that i would always stand by their side with whatever they chose to do
@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
8 Oct 08
that's great :) that would have a good impact on their life knowing that you're just there for them supporting them in any way they wanna be. you're doing such a great job. congrats
• United States
8 Oct 08
Not, of course I will not.....My children will not be happy if I choose a career for them. But I guess I will make some good suggestions for them. Whether or not they take my suggestions is their own dicision...
@jackiew (915)
• Canada
9 Oct 08
thats my view-just give a few suggestions-choice is all theirs
@lavendar (99)
• United States
8 Oct 08
I wouln't persuade them to follow my career, and I would tell them what it is and let them make their own decision
@jackiew (915)
• Canada
8 Oct 08
i agree-no matter how much we would like them to follow in our path the final decison is theirs to make-happy mylotting
• United States
8 Oct 08
I don't have a great career. I thank my guidance councilors for not steering me away from a bad career choice. I wish I would of picked something more practical or had an interest in something more pratcial. I tell them they can be anything they want to be but they have to study hard and do their best. And of course hopefully go into something more practical w/ good career & employment prospects.
@jackiew (915)
• Canada
8 Oct 08
i believe a good place the students to search is in a career book where it gives a list of all careers-a description of each one and the salaries-A student would get a beeter idea of each career has to offer
@winzpc (2356)
• Indonesia
8 Oct 08
If I have a great career, i will try to direct my child to become more successful than me. But I won't persuade my child to must be like me. I will give my child a freedom choice but I will teach and train him/her hardly to reach the successful from his/her own choice. Keep post happy myLotting...
@jackiew (915)
• Canada
8 Oct 08
yes its good to try to help them make the right choice-but its up to them to decide-happy mylotting
@patzel88 (3311)
• Philippines
8 Oct 08
they have to decide the course that they think it will give a good future for them but we have to guide them and support them for whatever carrier they want. they are building their own future and i dont want to be blame in the future why if i chooses their courses.
@jackiew (915)
• Canada
8 Oct 08
they are so young really when applying for college and picking courses-most don't even know what they really want yet-some are just following friends
• Malaysia
8 Oct 08
I would let them choose for themselves. I could however bringing the choice they want to and maybe helping them on how to decide their choices. I don't hold 'em up if they want to be a musician instead of a doctor as long as he knew what they want and they must work hard to achieve it.
@shell94 (990)
• Canada
8 Oct 08
No,I don't pursuade my daughter to follow my career path. I do however point out her strong suits and give her ideas of things that she may enjoy career wise. She is a unique person, just like every human in the world is unique. So how can I make a choice for her or anyone else for that matter?