Counselling tearful kids and parents on career paths

April 21, 2008

Kevin Bray, a high school guidance counsellor in Richmond Hill, Ontario, writes in Monday's Globe & Mail of the challenges of getting grade 12 students and their parents to see eye-to-eye about future careers. He shares "the list of [7] parent-approved careers for senior students in my school": business, life sciences, doctor, dentist, lawyer, teacher, and engineer. Creeping onto the list is Criminology, thanks to TV's CSI.  Bray compares the dreams of the student to the fears of the parents, that "they may end up with a house full of 30-year-old kids with degrees in philosophy or the history of art." 

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