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Started by : Disha Roy, Lecturer, St Xaviers College   07 26 2010 10:22:57 +0000
Industry : Teaching/EducationFunctional Area : Executive Education(Personal Interests)
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How many times have we seen parents forcing their children to do something which they don't like in the first place. And how many times have we heard from students say, when why you choose this course, they would simply say, my parents told to do so, with this don't you think that students are not allowed to follow  what they really like and are doing something which they don't enjoy at all.

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This reminds me the 3 idiots movie, where one character who loves photography, but due to  parents pressure he will be doing his engineering. So people, why students are not allowed to choose their own career??

 
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1 Parents forcing their ambition on their kids
2 parents are very overcautious
3 Flow in the conception of a Nation state !
4 manohar viswanatha
5 Parents are very overcautious.
6 PRACTICAL LIFE IS DIFFERENT THAN A MOVIE
7 Likes and dislikes of a child must be considered before asking them to join any course.
8 PARENTS FORCING THEIR AMBITION ON THEIR KIDS
9 for family prestige as well for traditional thinking....
10 Greed and Vanity
11 Experience guide them
12 Lack Of Knowledge (no future plans).
13 Cut throat competition
14 Illusory Perception
15 take over family business or profession

Parents forcing their ambition on their kids

idea posted by Disha Roy Lecturer, St Xaviers College

I mean this happens in most of the families, where parents they couldn't become what they really wanted to become, and hence they want their children to pursue the same thing even if they really don't like it at all, in a way they will be forcing their ambition on their kids, and in the end what their children really like and love will be forgotten..this is a tricky situation for kids as they don't want to dissapoint their parents by refusing them, and hence they choose a wrong career for themselves.

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by Ananya Singhal, Student, BITS- Pilani, K.K.Birla Goa Campus  | 09 13 2010 09:13:03 +0000

Disha i totally agree with you . I am glad this didn't happen to me but i have seen other parents do this.

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by Jaygopal Raghavan, Marketing Manager, Landmark Group  | 08 12 2010 14:47:18 +0000

You are absolutely right it is a case of parents forcing their ambition on the kids and nothing else.

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by SHRIKANT MANOHAR DANKE, Zonal Manager / Sr. Project Manager ( Civil Engineering), Kumar Properties  | 07 27 2010 10:17:24 +0000

Yes, I am agree with you Disha. Drama happening in of every family.

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parents are very overcautious

idea posted by Ravishankar M.Sc student, M.S. Ramaiah College Of Science, Bangalore

Parents always see what other kids are doing and force their own kids to take up that career. They don't think whether their kids like that career or not. Their only concerned with their kids settling down in life as soon as possible.

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by sanjay kumar mangal, IT , TATA Group Co.  | 07 27 2010 06:00:00 +0000

I am fully agreed, but its not good for a child's natural development. parents should help their children to grow but if child's interest is also considered,nothing better than that.

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Flow in the conception of a Nation state !

idea posted by Mathew Cherian Research Associate/Analyst, Western Michigan University

A nation state is one where people cluster together with certain common bleifs and aspirations. When a nation state is planed one is required to do it in such a way that no lopesided effect prevails in social, culutal, political or economic processes, the thing missing in our conception of our new India post independence.

Effectiveness of a policy and actions is measured by the outcomes generated from that policy and action. Our policies of creation of nation state of India seems to be degenerate and ineffective till now. We never per se create effective policies all which look irrational to the viewer.

This creates voids in our social and cultural manifestation of life one of whch is career selection. Students have only few choices of profession unlike other countries where every campus offers a choice of around 200 fields of specializaion. Then comes wage policies where some profesions citizen get higher  pay than others and people cluster to these even if they don't have talents to acquire skills in it because of parental influence or future wealth needs.

Then comes the Evolutionary traps and predicaments of the citizen which are not planed through implementation of democratic behavior. Some profesions give higher status in society to which students are clustered towards.

So only effective comprehensive policies ratiionaly built where out comes are generated and visible is the only solutions to overcome this defect in the build up of an Economy.

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manohar viswanatha

idea posted by Manohar Viswanatha B.Tech/B.E. student, Raghu Engg College
what a statement diksha , what you told is absolutely true like it varies from family to family what if that child like what parents forced him to ......i hope people will stop commenting after this "I am agree with u Disha , however all reasons are true in this discussion" clever statement made by you.
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Parents are very overcautious.

idea posted by Kanchan Diliprao Warade MBA/PGDM student, RTM Nagpur University
Parents have more knowledge or they have more experience and they think that their children do not take any wrong decision in career which is foremost important.
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PRACTICAL LIFE IS DIFFERENT THAN A MOVIE

idea posted by R N Bhattacharyya Freelancer, Freelancer
The choice of future career by students, depends on students brilliancy/logic/self confidence etc.If these are available in a student,he/she obviously choose thier career
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Likes and dislikes of a child must be considered before asking them to join any course.

idea posted by Suresh Prasad Gupta Pharmacist/Chemist/Bio Chemist, Pharmaceuticals
You may say that parents are forcing their ambition on them. But the fact is parents are interested in putting their child in a course which will offer them a good future and in the process child feels that they are being forced. Therefore child must be taken into confidence before asking them to join any course.
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PARENTS FORCING THEIR AMBITION ON THEIR KIDS

idea posted by Ankush Nandy Business Executive, JMD Organization
I CANNOT UNDERSTAND WHY PARENTS PUT THE BURDEN ON THE KIDS TO MEET THEIR AMBITION.I THINK ONE REASON AND THE MOST COMMON REASON IS THAT THE PARENTS CANNOT FULFILL THEIR DREAMS IN THEIR STUDENT LIFE SO THEY CREATE PRESSURE ON THEIR KIDS TO FULFILL THEIR DREAMS. ANTHOR REASON IS THAT THE WANT TO COMPETE THEIR KIDS WITH THE WORLD TO MAKE AN ALL-ROUNDER BUT FORGETS ABOUT THEIR KID'S STRENGTH. THE PERFECT EXAMPLE OF THIS WE SEE IN THE MOVIE " TAARE ZAMEEN PAR". SO I THINK PARENTS MUST UNDERSTAND THEIR KID'S CAPABILITY AND SUPPORT HIM TO FULFILL HIS OWN DREAM.
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for family prestige as well for traditional thinking....

idea posted by A.Bhavani M.Sc student, Osmania University

another reason why kids are forced is coz engg, medicine are considered to be the only courses which they thik the society wud respect them for, or getting respectable salaries and with the IT ad MBA coming into play these days... they are are given only 2 other options apart form the previous two to choose from. Another fact being the family prestige... which they hold higer even than their kids... coz they might be embarrased 2 tell people wat their kid studies if not the professional courses when somebody asks....

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Greed and Vanity

idea posted by Shahnawaz Islam PR & Media Relations Manager, National Institute of Smart Governance

Parents who are greedy and vain want their children to earn lots of money and prestige so that they can live in luxury and boast about their children to their neighbors.

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Experience guide them

idea posted by KALIYAMOORTHY PHSEM, CTCI Corporation

Parents take the advisory role & need to suggest them a carreer where parents feel quiet good for him. Because, at the teen their mind is not set firstly & secondly, they are not experienced .

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Lack Of Knowledge (no future plans).

idea posted by avinash bidwe Medical Rep., medical company(synergy)
Actually at that time student is in confussion due to suggessions of no. of peoples & also lack of knowledge about the real market which decides the future plans.or sometimes lack of confidence about himself regarding to futureplans.
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Cut throat competition

idea posted by Mohammad Bakhsh Consultant(Civil), Rail Vikas Nigam Limited

The parents are paranoid about the future of their child, They want smooth transition in life for their children and immeasurable prosperity.They never like their child to experience the pain of employment and inadequacy  of facilities.They realize that in this age of cut throat competition,their child must stand apart.

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Illusory Perception

idea posted by S. Muralidharan Executive Director, Knowledge Foundation & Campus Around the Corner
Parents have an illusion that their wards can not decide their own future. Converse is true with the present day generations. Children and youth are very farsighted and they understand the potential danger they have to face in the corporate jungle. Therefore, they think that they do not want to clutter the space by choosing a niche segment. Parents, of course, have stereo-typic thinking and mostly their decisions are based on hearsay, or reading a clipping here and there. I've come across a number of parents who have dumped the careers of their wards, choosing a wrong course for them!
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take over family business or profession

idea posted by Satadru Shastri Partner, Mukherjee & Shastri

IN my view students or we should put it as children born with so called silver spoon in a traditional and prestigious Indian family are the most common victim to this particular problem. A advocate wants his son to look after his chamber, doctor wants his son to look after his clinic, businessman promotes his son to be the nxt big thing and dare you protests all 1001 relatives will start blackmailing you otherwise. I will end saying this and leave all of you to find out a solution. Thanks

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