A Parent's Role In Child's Career Choice

Rahama Obadak
Marketing & Comms, Flexisaf

I recently attended a graduation ceremony and was particularly moved by the chairman of the school’s speech. The chairman, a medical consultant said“Parents, do not force your children into careers they are not interested in. I have seen many people graduate with very good results in professional courses and they end up leaving these courses to start something they're passionate about.”He continued“I know someone who became a fully certified doctor, with a certificate in MBBS who said “Dad, this is your certificate. Now I want to pursue my dream.” He sighed“What is the use of 6 years in the University, sleepless nights and so on to pursue something they'd end up leaving?”I totally agree. What is the use of all the hard work?What the successful people thinkWarren Buffet, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and one of the wealthiest people on the globe said said

“Follow your passion, I always tell college students to take the job that you would take if you were independently wealthy. You’re going to do well at it.”

Success is about passion, because when you have passion, you have energy and you are internally motivated. It is that passion, that energy, that can change the world.Former CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs said “People with passion can change the world for the better. ”[caption id="attachment_4226" align="aligncenter" width="677"]

Teach them to follow their passion[/caption]Success is not always about the final product, it’s about the purpose behind it. Whatever the product, finding purpose for it, is what will make the product good and keep getting better. Steve jobs was passionate about design, hence he learned all he could and made sure they got implemented. So What is your role?Dear Parent, your role is NOT to force the kid into a career because you think they might have a good future through it. Your role as a parent is to help your child identify what they are passionate about, the one thing they do and never get tired of doing. Help them identify it and follow it as far as they could.Trust me, success will run after them and not the other way round.How can they identify it?You might be wondering, how can they identify it? Very good question. By letting them explore all they can, right from the beginning. Stay hooked on to our articles. We share regular tips on bringing out the potential in every child. We believe that being able to identify your passion is an integral part of education. And we at FlexiSAF are extremely passionate about transforming education. That's why we include sessions for identifying passion in our summer boot camps. Hurry enroll your child for the Kid Coders summer program 2018, You’ll be extremely glad you did!What do you think is a parent’s role in their child’s career choices? Do share with us. We’d really love to learn from you!Till next time!