Children deserve their space after they are 14 years oldA few days ago, a 14 years old boy was seen vigorously arguing with his father. A cousin of this boy, at least five years elder to him has chosen to study the BA(Sociology) course. The father, a banker, would not even allow this boy to talk to his own sister's son. His fear was that the New Delhi boy would lead this boy to study Sociology.
Well, the boy studies in a CBSE school and his teacher has told him something about Sociology. The boy is so smart and has read some essays on basics of Sociology. His cousin has also guided him. The father wants his son to only do engineering as his peers in the bank have sons who are so successful engineers.
This is a classic case of the father imposing his whim on a child now just studying in the 9th standard. The boy was seen arguing with his father about the New Education Policy and the numerous electives now available.
What is wrong in studying Sociology? The father has his mind fixed on engineering. Those who are doctorates in Sociology earn so good money in USA and other Western countries. Someone should counsel the father and make him understand.
Today's children have a mind of their own. They have their own ambitions. Let us allow them the space to do what they want and nor do what we want them to do. In at least 60 percent of the cases the interests are totally different.