Career for your child...

Romania
August 24, 2007 12:07pm CST
If the rules in this world changed and you had to choose a career for your child, what would that be? Would you choose one that matches your child's personality or one you like and for one reason or another you couldn't have?
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@vinzen (1022)
• India
24 Aug 07
It would always be what suits the childs persoanlity, but majorly it would be what my child has an inclination and liking to. No matter what people may say or what i may feel persoanlly,i would always go for what my child likes, would sit and discuss the pros and cons and hear him out fully, and then let him decide what hes happy in, guide him all through, help him take his decision, something that would best suit his ability and persoanlity for sure. I know it does happen and we too tend to at times, think from our point of view, it maybe regarding small things like buying things for them, or buying toys or books , or anything small etc, we always go for things that appeal to us and we feel our child will like it too, but very rarely do we ask them, if they like it and you will be surprised that their choice will be so different from yours. But these are small things whihc we normally do, but a career is what they are going to entr into, and would spend thier lives into it, that i feel we have to leave it to the discretion of the child, and be there with them to guide and help them decide whats the best suitable career for them too.
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@lecanis (16661)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
24 Aug 07
If I had to choose a career for my child, I would ask him what career he wanted and then give that as my answer. In other words, I wouldn't choose for him. If I HAD to choose for him, I would try my best to make it something that matched his personality, not something I wanted for myself and didn't get, or even something that would be most advantageous monetarily or socially. I would put his happiness about anything else. =) My son is only 15 months old now, and already my husband and I joke about what he's going to be when he grows up. Not because we want to choose for him, but because we are truly curious as to what paths he will take. It's exciting to raise a child in that way, because you never know where they're going until they get there.
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