“My Kid’s Not Choosing the Career I Want For Her!”

Your daughter’s not choosing the career you want for her, and you’re understandably disappointed.


Take heart, there may be hope for her yet.

Ask her if she’ll take the career assessments I discuss in this article. (The professionally interpreted assessments I recommend in this article are far different from the robot-scored ones offered at the high school.)

Doing this may open great family conversations that may convince her that your ideas are good ones.

Or—they may convince you that she’s actually got a great idea.

(If she resists taking career assessments, consider using the strategy I provide here and pay her to take these assessments if necessary.)

If she wants to live with you because her career choice doesn’t allow her to pay her own bills, this resource will help you.

As you breathe through this season of life, remember these words on career—from Mother Teresa.

You will teach them to fly,
but they will not fly your flight.
You will teach them to dream,
but they will not dream your dream.
You will teach them to live,
but they will not live your life.
Nevertheless, in every flight,
in every life, in every dream,
the print of the way
you taught them will remain.
~Mother Teresa

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Read just one chapter of LAUNCH every 1–3 months while your child’s in middle school and high school, and you’ll know every viable strategy for debt-free college at exactly the right time to implement it.

And if your child’s already well past middle school? That’s OK; you can run to catch up. But the process of getting your kids through college debt-free goes more smoothly the earlier you start it—especially if you’re not planning to save up any money to pay for college.

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What about you? How has the topic of career been affecting family life at your house? 

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Who is Jeannie Burlowski?

Jeannie is a full-time academic strategist, podcast host, and sought-after speaker for students ages 12–26, their parents, and the professionals who serve them. Her writing, speaking, and podcasting help parents set their kids up to graduate college debt-free, ready to move directly into careers they excel at and love. Her work has been featured in publications such as The Huffington Post, USA Today, Parents Magazineand US News and World Report, and on CBS News.

Jeannie also helps students apply to law, medical, business, and grad school at her website GetIntoMedSchool.com. You can follow her on Twitter @JBurlowski.