Is it okay to burden your child with your ambition?

child fun - children should be given freedom to pursue what they want to become when they grow up
@worthy (2413)
India
December 22, 2006 2:07am CST
Is it okay to burden your child with your ambition? Your unfulfilled desires and dreams are yours,not your child's. so do you think those parents are right when they impose their ambition on their children and expect them to pursue that instead of the goals that they have set for themselves?
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• India
13 Feb 07
When the child is small parents should expose the child to all the available opportunities so that the child is able to take a good decision based on his interests. Never should parents force upon the child their ambitions. A dad might want his son to become a pilot, who knows the child might be interested in football. He might later grow up to be a world class soccer player. If the child is forced to become a pilot there might be a negative impact on the child's brain. So parents have to be very careful and should not burden their children with their ambitions.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
21 Feb 07
Absolutely agree with your views.Thanks for your thoughtful reply.
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@hemesh (214)
• India
22 Dec 06
No Not at all. It is always good to let your child do whatever he has interest in.If he is doing whatever is bieng told by his/her parents & is of not his interest, He/She will not take any interest in what he is doing.
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@worthy (2413)
• India
11 Feb 07
Thanks for your good reply.
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@gharinder (2044)
• India
11 Feb 07
its not fair at all to impose your ambition on your children, their creativity will be lost, secondly they will not be able to show their best
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@shob2201 (620)
• India
22 Dec 06
This can be reallu ruining for the child. The child should be allowed to choose his/her own career and dreams.
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