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I Think Parents Should Let Their Children Choose Their Future

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 341 People

    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

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    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 4 Responses Feb 28, 2008

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    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

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    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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    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

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    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

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    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

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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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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