University degree

Suzanne - posted on 05/28/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My daughter has just started to go to Uni. She's doing business/communications degree but hates it. She has always been interest in art and design and wants to do interior architect. I think she should follow her dreams and so long as she's aware that it might take her longer to find a job when she finishes in design rather than business careers. It's her life and she needs to make this decision. Her father is having a fit about it because he thinks she should do a degree where the jobs are and he loves economics and business so can't understand why she doesn't want to stick it out. She's a clever girl, how can we get her dad to lighten up abit and not to put his dreams onto her. Art is her forte not business but he doesn't understand. His whole idea in life is to get a practical degree get a job save for a house. She's 18. She wants to travel see the world and have a career she loves.
Thanks for your advice.
Suzanne

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Suzanne - posted on 05/29/2014

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Thanks Shawnn.
He will come around. He'll realise he's fighting a losing battle lol. It's her choice and she's already not going to lectures. Shes not talking to him at the moment, she's so annoyed by his reaction which was an over-reaction!
I appreciate your words.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/28/2014

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You are correct, Dad is wrong, Suzanne. Your daughter needs to follow her desires, not waste your money on a degree that she doesn't want, and that she'll take longer to get because its proven that kids who do what their parents want them to do in a degree program will do poorly in core required courses, extending their education (and tapping more money to do so).

Tell dad that he needs to understand that his daughter has different dreams and desires than he does.

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