Parents choosing Future career for your kids

In our present  society,  basically  every parent  puts the future  of  their kids into consideration  in taking vital family  decisions.

When we were much younger our parents chose  and decided  our future  careers.

Almost  every parent  wanted their kids to  be doctors,  lawyers and engineers.

These were  the  most popular careers  our parents  saw as successful.

Everyone  wants to  be *mama doctor* or, * papa lawyer * as the were fondly called.

I wouldn’t  blame parents  for choosing  future  careers  for their kids. After all,  they chose our names and we bear those names for life….till death  do us part….

If they chose a name for you why not a career  too?

This is  an argument  of a school  of  thought.

I have no issues with  parents  choosing  future careers  for their kids,  but what do you  consider  in doing so? 

Our parents  were happily  civil  servants  and they were okay with  it. 
They  wanted same life for us because  it was good for  them.

Unfortunately  in our present  country,  having  an 8-5 job has its  pros and cons.

Expose your kids to opportunities  of knowing  the differences between  been and entrepreneur  and an employee.

This will  give them the opportunity to pick a better chance in life.

Have you  realized that the most brilliant  students  work for  the so called dull students?

Kids are encouraged to study  hard and  graduate  with at least a second  class upper in order  to  get  a good job.

The so called dull students  resign to fate,  by giving  up,  I can’t make this 2:1.
So I will rather establish my own business.

Finally  the ones that made 2:1 will end up working  for them.

From a female  perspective,  have you thought of the damage your 8-5 job  is doing  to your home?

How many 8-5 jobs in Nigeria actually  close by 5?

An average  employer  wants to exploit  his workers.

Most 8-5 jobs are no longer  Monday  to Friday  unfortunately they now extend  from Mondays  to Sundays.

Your home is left to  the mercy of your house maids.

How Do I Encourage the  Entrepreneurship Spirit in my Kids?

Parents  can do a lot of  things to stir up the entrepreneurship spirit in their kids.

Here are a few suggestions  but it’s  not limited  to  these.

Encourage  Your Kids Problem  Solving  skills. These kids are smart,  give them the chance to fix some of  their challenges  rather than  just fixing  it  for them. 
Just monitor  closely  and make a few amendments  where necessary. 
An entrepreneur  is a fixer.

Help them develop  their social – emotional  skills.

When your kids exhibit great social emotional  skills ,  it’s  awesome.  Teach them to overcome fear,  teach them that risk taking  is an essential  part  of  everyday  life. Also how to overcome  failures. 
When you  fail,  what do you do?  Do you give up? Entrepreneurs  don’t  give up

Lead by Example…. 
If you are an entrepreneur,  take your kids to your office  occasionally and show them what  you  do.

Early  Exposure 
Let your  teenagers  embark on vacation  jobs. Learn new skills. 
Also encourage  that skill you observe  your  kid exhibit.

My son likes fixing  engines,  what do I do?

Early  exposure  of kids to  Technology 
We all use tech apps,  don’t be surprised  the kids can understand  it too.

The kids play a lot of video  games so they  already have technology  knowledge. 

Dear parents,  I feel more kids should be groomed  towards becoming  successful  entrepreneurs  rather than grooming  them to having an employee mindset.

What do you  think?



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konphort · October 9, 2017 at 10:03 pm

wow…nice eye opener

    ingo · October 10, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    Thanks Konphort

Adaeze · October 10, 2017 at 8:29 am

I think parents play the role of guiding rather than choosing for their kids. You encourage strengths you see in them, be it on the artistic side or whatever. When a child learns to master a skill or work on his strengths early, the child is very likely to multiply that you into something that can be productive or profitable later in life.

    ingo · October 10, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Thanks Adaeze, good to know that parents have realized it’s not only IQ that makes a great man

Abel Gundy · May 20, 2018 at 10:25 pm

Your home is valueble for me. Thanks!…

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