History has repeatedly showed that the success of a person is attributed to the sacrifices of the family as a whole. No man is an island. Truly when anyone talks about – family, parents form the integral part. Even society as a whole, acknowledges the role of parents, who are instrumental in shaping up the careers of their sons and daughters. One may probably think that role of parents gets diminished when individuals reach adulthood. In reality, it isn’t that. Rather it can be said, they are to be considered an integral active part of decision making of the individuals who are looking for stepping stones in their lives. One can also say that in presence of trained skilled teachers at school, how come parents create that much an impact to a person’s life. In this regard, clearly it can be said that teachers do have impact but looking at bigger perspective, their scope is rather limited.
Teachers are the role players, who in their classroom interaction stresses on better understanding of school subjects. They also give emphasis on life skills as well. As every classroom is heterogeneous mixture of students coming from all strata of the society, it is virtually impossible for teachers to look after each and every student and point out the mistakes and prescribe the probable remedies. Moreover, academic discussion within the class premises often hinders the teacher from discussing job oriented issues as they don’t have the luxury to discuss anything other than curriculum. The formative and summative evaluation side by side is not at all true testimony to the career perspective. Although there has been long speculation whether the present subjective curriculum help in career oriented approach or not, there has been no great assertion as such. Thus, in all probability, parents have a bigger role to play and in the following we will discuss their probable effective role playing in a nutshell.
Thus it is as clear as crystal that parents have a vital role to play in the well being of the careers of their sons and daughters. Let’s not forget that fact that true career counselling and honest concern has no substitute in life. Only parents can be 100% committed to the success and ultimate growth of individuals and remain true pillars to their achievements. Ultimately, forming a good career is a result of good team work within the strata of family and in the bigger family that is the society.