It would appear that parents are getting more liberal about allowing their children follow their passion and choose careers that make them happy as against more traditional career paths. However, judging by the number of times the issue of children being scared to broach the issue of the career they’d really like to pursue comes up, it’s clear that this is still a sore point. We get so many variations of this issue when we conduct our anonymous WWWOPK (What We Wish Our Parents Knew) survey – I want to be a model – not a lawyer; I want to … Continue reading #WWWOPK E4 – Parents…Children…Career Choices
“Dad, I’ve decided I want to be a footballer”. “Really?” answered his dad; “I think you should support that football dream with a Law degree o” This was a snippet from the conversation my friend had with his teenage son … Continue reading Career Path – Whose Choice – Parent or Child?
“What do I do? I’m confused, heartbroken and wondering where I went wrong! Help!…what do I do?” This was a distress call I got from a mother after she read my last blog post on Back To School tips. I have gotten her permission to share a bit of her story because I believe there are lessons to be learnt. To protect the identities of the people involved, their real names have not been used. Mr. & Mrs. Ola-Benson, a middle-class couple with 3 children, had worked hard and sacrificed to be able to send their children to University in the UK because … Continue reading Confused…What do I do?
I was particularly saddened by the story reported in Daily Mail UK of Samantha MacDonald a 20-year-old University student who jumped to death because she felt that her exam results (2:2) weren’t good enough. It set me thinking about how … Continue reading Handling Setbacks
Wow! There are so many lessons to learn from this powerful story. Continue reading The “Trick Baby” Story
I remember talking to a friend of mine who used to run a daycare Centre in America. One day she had to stand in for one of the staff that usually looked after the preschoolers. My friend said that amongst other things she did on that day to engage the children, she decided to ask them what they would want to be in future. As expected, there were very interesting responses coming from kids who hadn’t even gone through primary school talk less of finishing high school. But one response stood out the most. One of the four year old … Continue reading I want to be a drug dealer
I tried to hold myself back for a while about this whole Caitlyn Jenner saga and the legalizing of same sex marriages in America. But honestly I realize that “if you do not stand for something, you will fall for anything”. Let me start with the anger that sprung up in me reading that Caitlyn Jenner had been listed number 7 of the top most influential women in the world by BBC. If I may ask what exactly has been her (his) influence? Encouraging a sex change at the age of 66? How is this something that has been deemed … Continue reading Caitlyn Jenner and the world we live in today