@Simi Ramesh So true... Choices are plenty compared to our times. Guidance is required with all the confusion. There are few organizations like Lodestar that have started counselling. When they are ready for college, what is noticed is that the ones who score high usually take science, though sometimes the child's interest and passion may lie elsewhere. Unless the child wants to pursue studying science further and wants a career in that field, there is no point forcing them. This can add unnecessary stress. If you love your job, you can spend a lifetime doing that happily. So it becomes important to choose what they are really interested in and good at. Our education system and society puts so much pressure on kids through their school life. It's a new world with so much help from technology but in a way, few things haven't changed. We can keep the kids positive by letting them know that we will always support them, and will remain a constant throughout this whole experience. Children should know that they will always have their parents to lean back on when they are unsure, or seem stressed:-)
@Simi Ramesh I think bestowing our faith and confidence upon our children is the greatest assurance that we can give them. Also, as parents we should expose them to the multitude of choices and options that are available. In doing so we will not be imposing our preferences on them and they can make a free and fair decision.