Who should choose the career of a child - parents or children?

Who should choose the career of a child – parents or children?


Introduction

Passing 10+2 is crucial, what to do next – is even more critical. Making a right career choice involves a lot of thinking as you have to analyze various fields of studies and right colleges. Now, a days, most of the students are forced to opt a career according to the choice of their parents.

Parents are the major influential factor in the career development of a child.

The world is changing and the dreams of each child change accordingly. Children should also be given the right to choose their career path and live their dreams but the real world experience of parents definitely can't be put on a back seat. So, who should be the one choosing a career for a child - the child himself, parents or both together?

Parents should choose the career of a child.

- Desire of parents – Every child should be more grateful to his parents in this world. Parents are the ones who suffer a lot of difficulties and bring up their kids so that they can live a healthy and happier life. It is the desire of every parents to see their children well settled in their life and thus, they have the right to choose a better career for their kids.

- Reduces the pressure on children – Thinking of making a suitable career takes on a serious note mostly during the exam times. Children should leave the choice of their career on their parents and must focus on the on-going exams. They should not be under pressure in any ways.

- Maturity – Children may sometimes land up in taking wrong decisions about their career. Even if parents do not make their career choice, they can at least guide their kids to take a good decision. Parents are the burning candle in the life of a student.

- Support – Parents provide an immense support to their kids by guiding and choosing them a right career path. No parents would like to spoil their child's future by taking a wrong decision.

- Experience – We should always remember that parents are much more experienced than the children. They have seen the world better than their kids and thus, their decision would be better and correct.

Children should choose their own career

- Right to choose – Every child has the right to choose their own career and they have the right to live their dreams.

- Knows himself better – A child can only know his interests and abilities better than anyone else. He knows his subjects and areas of interest and thus, can decide his career path easily.

- Interesting – If children choose a career according to the wishes of their parents, they will have a boring academic life as they would face a lack of interest. College life is the best phase of a student's life. To enjoy this phase and make it more interesting, a child should choose his/her own career path.

- Facing pressure – If you follow a career path chosen by your parents and which is not of your interest, you will have to face a lot of challenges and pressure. To avoid such situations, choose a career which interests you the most.

Conclusion

Parents like their kids, might also have had some dream in their teen age. Most of the parents fail to achieve their dreams due to family or financial issues. In such cases, parents force their kids to adopt their dreams. They try to see themselves in their kids.

Admission time is near the corner and it is a crucial period in the life of most of the students. It is always better that parents and children should should decide together on the career they would pursue. The children can get the information about the latest trends while the parents can get their practial experience to the table to make a decision.
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  • RE: Who should choose the career of a child – parents or children? -vedangi (08/08/16)
  • i think students r the once who know wht sub. they like nd hece they will not blame their parents for any downfall or success...
  • RE: Who should choose the career of a child – parents or children? -vedangi (08/08/16)
  • very nice debate really it helped me a lot!!!
  • RE: Who should choose the career of a child – parents or children? -smita mohanty (06/11/16)
  • right ans, but at that time 20% parents are understant childrens problem.
  • RE: Who should choose the career of a child – parents or children? -kajal (06/15/15)
  • I'll too go with the child's choice for the career. I think that if parents will choose the career for their child but the child has no interest on it but for their parents happiness he/she chooses his/her parent's choice but because of no interest if he/she fails then they obviously have to regret.
    So, over all I mean that children should choose their career and parents should support them.
  • RE: Who should choose the career of a child – parents or children? -Deepa Kaushik (06/10/15)
  • A child should be choosinghis / her own career. The parents have a responsibility in the children's development with respect to his professional life before he attains the age of opting his career. The child should be well educated and made aware of the various courses and available options in the practical world. The parents should guide the child and teach them the weightage of the various options available to them.

    The number of courses or the stream isnot only the point to be taught; but children should also be made aware of their family's financial status and their role in serving and bringing up their family status. Bringing up the status is not necessaarily the monetary aid, but also the honour and pride that the child may earn in their career ahead.

    When a child is well informed of the feasible options, they should be left to choose their own path. This helps the child to work on their field of interest and excel in the life. Also, the child would hardly blame the parents for any down-surge in their career. This would give them confidence to fight their own way to success and they would eventually learn to survive in this highly competitive world.

    Imposing the interests of parents on the children creates a pressure on them. They might struggle under this pressure to evolve. Even if they succeed to the external appearance, they might not be completely satisfied with whatever glory that they earn. As self-satisfaction is the highest motive of existence, children should be allowed to choose their career on their own.
  • RE: Who should choose the career of a child – parents or children? -Soumen Maity (06/09/15)
  • Good Evening everyone,
    According to me a child should choose his career, because whatever a person wants to be that's come from his/her dream. But there is an age limit also for a child. From which he can understand what is good for him/her and what is bad. So until the child reached that age I think their parents should guide him/her. So as for conclusion I can say that with the help and guidance of parents a child can choose his career and be a successful person in future life
  • RE: Who should choose the career of a child – parents or children? -Sasanka (06/07/15)
  • I think that the child cannot decide which path to choose at his or her age. We see engineering people struggling to choose between Gate and Cat or between Ms and Mba. We seek peoples opinions, also get influenced by them and sometimes choose wrong decisions even in our teenage. Then how can we leave a child to decide his/her path. The appriopriate career path for the child has to be exercised by his/her parents thoroughly. Parents have to see their kid participate in academic activities as well as extra curicular activities right from his start of schooling. The performance of the student is the assesing parameter. For example if a child develops great skills in any language by his 10th he could be a great writer in future. Similarly if a child shows good cricketing skills he could be a good cricketer and so on. The abilities of the child has to be understood by the parents to decide the career paths
  • RE: Who should choose the career of a child – parents or children? -s lokesh kumar reddy (06/06/15)
  • good evening friends
    first i will support the children.because they only know about them self better then any.and they have their own ideas and dreams. if the parents choose the career of child ,but that child not interested in that and forcefully continuing that it will become pain to their life.

    in other way

    if the child is not able to decide their future and don't have better vision about what to do.then the parents may give some better suggestions about child career. because parents also want their child should be in better position.
  • RE: Who should choose the career of a child – parents or children? -s lokesh kumar reddy (06/06/15)
  • good evening friends
    first i will support the children.because they only know about them self better then any.and they have their own ideas and dreams. if the parents choose the career of child ,but that child not interested in that and forcefully continuing that it will become pain to their life.

    in other way

    if the child is not able to decide their future and don't have better vision about what to do.then the parents may give some better suggestions about child career. because parents also want their child should be in better position.
  • RE: Who should choose the career of a child – parents or children? -nida tahreen (06/06/15)
  • As in the career field the child had to work not the parent so i will say child should have freedom to choose his own career.sometime parent force their cildren to chose acording to their parent desire in result of which the progress graph of student decreases.as lack of interest they cant give there best outcome.There life become boring nd depressive. sometime they even think of suicide.
    I am not totally denying the parents idea in choosing career.As child are less experienced and immature they wil need the parents help in taking the right decusion regarding their life time career. they help them suggest them , make them understand about the career, provide them more information about the field he his choosing. parent support is uumbrella for every child need it .
  • RE: Who should choose the career of a child – parents or children? -PRIYA JOSHI (06/05/15)
  • Good morning everyone

    I will go in favor of child i.e., child himself should select his career because the most important thing is INTEREST. The line chosen by the child as his career will be according to his interest and he is having the line of his interest as his career, he definitely owns success. But as far as Parents choice is concerned every parent wants his/her kid attains he highest position in the society, but its not the same in respect to child. If parents are doctors, obviously they want their kid to be in medical background, but child has his/her own dreams and desires suppose he loves to do social work and want to be MP or MLA so if he will opt for medical after 10th and naturally his performance will be down and willn't able to mark his parents expectations.
    So parents should let their children free to decide their own career line and should support them in their selected line as career.
  • RE: Who should choose the career of a child – parents or children? -Nikhil Jain (06/05/15)
  • A child is a born face in the world of experiences. he has aspirations but less ability to choose the best career option to pursue. Parents have their personal experiences and also complete knowledge about their children who can guide the best in making a choice about the future of the children. A child may have interest in something and without looking at the long term impacts may try to enter into a curriculum that further do not prove to be fruitful. Also it should not be the case that the parents impose unreasonable restrictions for the child to choose. Parent or child, its not a single person who is entitled to choose about the career options for the child, rather it should be mutual effort guided by complete evaluation of the strengths, weaknesses, ability and willingness of the child and scope of option proposed in future . Then only such a decision can be made so that it proves to be correct for the individual, parents and the nation at large.

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