It must be the child's choice and never you must force him to follow a direction that you think is best for him: if you do, the child may even do the opposite just by seeking a definition of himself. As a parent, you should encourage and encourage your child and give him the opportunity to achieve something special and to give his best effort.
If you think your child would make an excellent doctorYou can always buy him the typical doctor's toys, and even a stethoscope and a microscope, since to be a medical student, it is important to have good performance in science subjects, as well as in everything else. Let your child "discover" his interests for himself and just encourage him to follow them to feel fulfilled.
Step 1. Support your child's efforts, regardless of what he wants to do in life and as long as it is a true effort to carry out his own ideas
Happiness is always the best choice. Effort and perseverance (around what the child himself chooses) are the best formula. Listen to your son when he tells you about his dreams.
Step 2. Remember how children think:
Your four-year-old may want to become a lion tamer or a dancer, but that will constantly change as time goes on. The important thing is that you help him to be centered, to receive a good education, but never direct your career decision.
Step 3. Pay attention to her talents and the things she loves to do, and suggest careers in which she can develop those talents and abilities
Step 4. Tell your child what you think:
that if he is meticulous with details, loves to read, has a good memory and likes to help all kinds of people, these skills will help him to pursue different careers, and that "one of them is that of a doctor." And it only goes so far!
Step 5. When you talk about professions, ask:
"Do you think you can become a good doctor when you grow up?"
Step 6. Listen:
if their answer is "no, not really…" don't look surprised or hurt, don't get angry either. Just say something like "Oh no? Well…". If he answers something like "yes, maybe" just say something like "Oh yeah? Wow." In any case, just relax. Mention it to him again in a year or so.
Step 7. Always make other suggestions
The child must "discover" exactly what it is that he wants to do in his life.
Step 8. Encourage him to "be the best he can be," to have fun doing what he loves, to finish his education, and to follow his own dreams
Step 9. "Be a doctor
"No! That is not up to you to decide. You may hate to admit it, but if you promote any work field too much, the child may end up hating that career path.
Step 10. Give him space to make his decision:
When your child is older and realizes that you don't know everything, and that you are pushing him in a certain direction, he will feel ashamed. Your job is just to support it.
- Always help your children discover their talents and interests, listen and see what interests them and support their ideas in general, whatever they may be. Let them make their own decisions (good or bad). It is their life and it is up to them to live it.
- Although medicine is a career with a lot of prospects, you should support your son even when you have doubts about his career choice. Let him decide, let him impress you and make you proud.
- Never project your own dreams onto him. If you wanted to be a doctor but you didn't, no pressure and overwhelm your child to become a doctor. It's an excellent career, but your child must do something to make him happy in order for him to be successful.
- Children need guidance and support, not being forced to do something.
- Let your child find his own dreams and explore his personal and individual options.
- Never criticize or belittle a child's dreams, as you will discourage them from realizing them. You will make it feel like it is not good enough or that the path you want to take is the wrong one. Also, if he fails to meet his goals, he will end up blaming you. Finally, when you feel unhappy with your job (for not pursuing the path that corresponded to your dreams), you will hate yourself!
- Encourage effort! Never project your dreams towards your children. For some people, medicine is the ideal career, but for others, the ideal may be to become a florist, lawyer, computer programmer, or even an athlete. The possibilities are endless, so don't limit your child.