Be proud of your children’s achievements and support them without dictating what they do. Photo: Shutterstock. Illustration: Emilio Rivera

Why parents shouldn’t try to pick university courses or careers for their children

How hard should parents push their children when it comes to their future? Educationalists, teachers and psychologists say trying to decide your child’s career path can actually be damaging to their development and confidence

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Be proud of your children’s achievements and support them without dictating what they do. Photo: Shutterstock. Illustration: Emilio Rivera
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Anthea Rowan

Anthea Rowan

Anthea Rowan has written for papers and magazines on almost every continent and on a huge variety of subjects, from travel in Africa to mental illness in the States to education in Europe. Her work has appeared in The Times in London, the Washington Post in America and regularly at the South China Morning Post.