It’s important that your child finds their own path in life. If you choose a career and future for your child, you run the risk of them becoming depressed and disinterested with their life. Therefore, you should help guide them toward a future, but remember that your child gets to decide what that future is.
Embrace the child you’ve got.
It’s not your job to tell your child what they should explore, study, or do for a living. See, value, and love the person they are; don’t focus on the person they’re not!
When your child is young, listen for clues so you know which direction to guide your child in.
What are your child’s talents and interests? Help match them up to the world’s opportunities and needs, and support your child’s effort to explore purposeful directions. Encourage your child to find the world on their own, but help them understand their options.
Don’t go overboard with the freedom.
As a parent, you must find the balance between telling your child what to do and letting them run wild.