I Think Parents Should Let Their Children Choose Their Future

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    Graduation is not that far away!

    Time goes by fast!! My parents have always wanted me to study in the medical field in college after high school. Ever since I can remember my parents have always encouraged me to go for it. They've always bragged to my aunts and uncles how their daughter will be an amazing nurse...
    Gabe05 Gabe05
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 20, 2014

    Not Mine (kinda)

    My parents have always backed me in what i wanted to do. It's just sometimes they go a bit too far. I understand that they love me and would do anything for me, i totally understand that. But on the other hand they are very strict on a lot of things. Like religion. If i just...
    candiipup candiipup
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 14, 2008

    Totally.

    I mean, if its legal what they're doing, and they're not living in my house for eternity then its fine with me whatever my kids want to do.  My parents don't care what I pick to do.
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 1, 2009

    The Best Way to Be

    I think parents need to be <b>supportive</b> of their childrens future, not controlling. If a parent wants their child to be happy then they should be helpful, supportive and happy for them to be doing something that makes <i>them</i> happy. I...
    jasminjane jasminjane
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 17, 2008

    Yes

        i think parents should let their children choose their futures . as long as it isn't being a hooker or something like that . parents should let their children choose their futures .
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 5, 2009

    Even Though This Specific Story Is Celebrity Related, I Still Find the General Concept to Be True!

      The following is an article related to Suri Cruise. Now the reason I started this group was not due to her specifically but do to a comment made in this story. The comment I feel is so ridiculous that I feel that any parent that takes this approach to teaching religion...
    Aminik Aminik
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 28, 2008

    I can't be anything!!

    ! I want to be a artist but my parents want me to be a piano musician though I hate studying piano and I want to draw :(
    Emoheartbroken Emoheartbroken
    13-15, F
    5 Responses Sep 29, 2014

    So, I've told my mother

    that I am planning on moving out next year and she was upset because she is the religious type of person who believes that the only reason a woman should move out is because she is getting married. Well, I do have a boyfriend and we have talked about this issue but I don't know...
    mayy95 mayy95
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 29, 2014

    Reflection

    "Now I see that if I were truly to be myself, I would break my family's heart." -Mulan That is me. I have always loved the performing arts. I loved being on stage, performing, being the star. Singing, dancing, and acting are big parts of my life, because I express myself through...
    grobiegirl12 grobiegirl12
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 15, 2013

    No Complains Here

    My parents never cared to tell me what I should do with my life.They just want me to be successful and go to college. It's odd that they didn't nag or bitchh at me like they usually do.So yep, I have the liberty of choosing my OWN future and I will.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    22-25
    Jan 17, 2011

    They Reminded Me Of...

    I met with the therapists/leaders of a group/class I'm thinking of taking about emotional awareness skills.  A minute into the meeting, I was already beginning to feel uncomfortable.  I wasn't sure why - it seemed strange to be uncomforable since they weren't doing...
    MovingForward28 MovingForward28
    26-30, M
    Mar 12, 2010

    That's Why I Am Not Having Children

    if you give a kid too much freedom they will not be an achiever. my birth mom tried to force me into the kind of personality she wanted me to be, but ended up breaking me in the process. i don't want to hurt my children, but if i'm not hard enough on them they will not be high...
    astounded1088 astounded1088
    31-35, M
    May 23, 2012

    Even If the Result Is Disastrous

    I do not believe that parents can engineer a perfect future for their children even if they try their hardest. I have seen so many parents make that mistake and the funniest is that they actually believe there is such a thing as perfectionism in life. Even the smartest of doctors...
    madamoiselle madamoiselle
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jun 22, 2008
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