Last week I posted that my dd was toying with the idea of being a journalist. This brought forth some comments of horror (don't worry, we didn't take it personally
) on dd's possible choice (we did establish that not all writers are the same though
Anyhow, over the weekend something else happened, concerning possible choices of career (a totally different one to journalism), and I wondered how others would deal with it.
'It' being when they say they're interested in doing, say, journalism, and you don't think it's either a 'good' career or even a suitable career. Are you of the opinion that it's the individual's choice and therefore they have free will over what they do, and where they do it. Or would you purposely put them off it? What if it were other members of your close family - would you take notice of what they said, or would you carry on encouraging your child?
.......... and whilst we're at it, what constitutes a 'good' career (in your eyes). Is it only Drs/Surgeons and Solicitors/Lawyers who get all the glory, or do we include, say, nurses/midwives and teachers as being 'good', Where do we draw the line and say well that career's ok, but it's not a 'good' career. Indeed at which point do we say it's not a career - it's a job and only a means of bringing the money in?
I think we shall be going through many agonies over the next few years with regards to career choices - she's only year 8 now - goodness knows how many she'll go through by the time her final choice is made