Parents Should Not Decide Their Children's Careers

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It’s the nature of parents to want the best for their children. They want to give the best clothes, the most nutritional food and what is the most important is the best education for their children. However, it is a little bit more complicated when it comes to decide what is best for their children’s education. It is very difficult to decide for the children’s education path especially when they are entering college or university, because at this age most children have not discovered their true identity and interest yet. A lot of students nowadays do not have any satisfactory answer when they were asked why they chose a particular course or subject in university. Most of them will probably answer because it is what their parents tell …show more content…
“Research is the key to help students figure out which of the 18 billion possible career paths might make the most sense.” (Huppke, 2012). Besides, parents and their children also live in a different environment. Nowadays, students have different kind of challenges and competitions to face compared with what their parents had gone through. Even the job demands and opportunities in career life now are not the same as in the few years back. Hence, if parents are focusing on the majors that are suitable for their generation, it will not fulfil the needs of the children. Some might say that since parents have more experience in life, they can make better decisions. This statement is arguable because their experience is personal and every person has a different way in learning. Although the parents might have bad experience in learning a particular subject, it does not mean that their children will go through the same thing. Not every situations will be handled in the same way by every person. To conclude, parents cannot make decision for their children’s field of study because of the generation gap that exist between them. Moreover, in most cases, parents also do not have the same opinion as their children. Parents will tend to make decisions based on their own dream and ambition instead of focusing on the children’s priority. This is such a pity because if