At this early my son already knows what he wants when he grow up. Of course, it might change in the future but as of this moment his ambition is to become a pilot.
I would love him to be a Civil Engineer but I cannot just impose what I want on my kids. I remember that during my younger days I would really love to be a lawyer or a journalist, but my Mama insisted that I take ECE (and be an Engineer). With a heavy heart, I enrolled despite the known fact that Math is my water loo. Being an obedient daughter that I am, I strive with best of my ability to survive taking up an Engineering course. I feel bad that I did not excel. Although, I have high respect with my Mom, if I can turn back the time, I should have stand on my ground regarding my choice on the course to take.
This is the very reason why I impose on myself that if I will become a parent myself, I will respect my kids’ choice and guide them in every step of their way. I would listen to them.
My daughter is already on her 3rd year Nursing degree and it is her choice, I just presented to her the facts that there are already unemployed and under employed nurses. But she told me that she already knew that and she still want to take up Nursing. My son Icko is still in his 3rd grade, he still has a long way to go. For now he is still engross reading books about airplanes, aviation facts (i.e.aviation fuel flow meter, airplane models and capabilities). It will still change I know, but I will always support them in their ambition in life.