Tips for parents from a counsellor

The love of parents for their students is the purest form of love humankind will ever experience. Everyone knows that a parent will never think ill for his own offspring but sometimes under society’s pressure, we turn a little unfair to our kids. Here are few tips from a counsellor to all the parents out there:

1. Don’t feel threatened if your child is inclined towards a less main-stream career: Society has wired us in comparing our kids with the others. This can prove to have a detrimental effect on a child’s well-being. It is important to acknowledge the fact that a person upon choosing the wrong career will turn out to be mediocre.

2. Don’t expect your child to live your dream: This is easy said than done. It is really easy to impose our unfulfilled dreams upon our students. This can be avoided by acknowledging the fact that a child has only one life and has full right to live the life pursuing his own dreams and passions. As Einstein wisely said, “But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing it is stupid.”

3. Help find a mentor for your child: It is a mentor only who can provide constructive criticism to a kid. As George Lucas rightly noted, “Mentors have a way of seeing more of our faults than we would like. It’s the only way we grow.”

4. Have an open mind when your child is voicing out his/her problems: There is always a generation gap between two generations. Thanks to social media, this gap has widened over the period of time. When you see your kid approaching you with a problem, remind yourself to look at the situation through your kid’s eyes. Provide him the much-need wisdom and guidance and not judgment.

5. Get your child career counselling sessions if you find him/her confused: A career counsellor will help your kid navigate his/her own way through different career options.
We all know that it is a tough and a full-time job being a parent and it is inevitable to make mistakes. But what is important is to try and learn from those mistakes. If you need help, you can book our Parents counselling session with us at
Aiden consultancy and services.