If your child possesses
talent in a particular field, you should encourage that talent. Such
encouragement will make an opportunity available for your child to pursue an
alternative career. There are lots of alternative career options which your
child can opt. Read on to know more about the alternative career
Many Indian parents want their
child to pursue traditional type of careers like Doctor, Engineer, MBA, etc.
However, with changing times and increasing competition it is essential for
parents to allow their child to pursue alternative careers too. Every parent
wants his or her child to be successful in life by choosing an appropriate
career. But, forcing child to pursue a career of your own choice may become a
burden for the child. Therefore, it is essential to support your child when he
or she wants to pursue an alternative
Some orthodox people do not support this
concept of alternative careers. However, there are quite a lot of examples
which prove that one should definitely go for an alternative career if he or
she has got talent in a particular field. If you feel that your child is
talented in a particular field, you should try to encourage your child to
pursue a career in that field. If such talent is polished and pursued as a
career in future by your child, it will definitely bring a lot of success to
your child. Here are some of the alternative careers which can be pursued by
is a career option chosen by most of the youngsters. Many children do follow it
as a hobby. This career options have become very popular as there are many
reality shows which provide dancers with the platform to prove their talent. By
using such platform provided by reality shows, talent is getting recognised.
Because of such recognitions youngsters get good opportunity to build career in
this field. If your child is showing interest in such fields, do not hesitate
to encourage him or her. You may not know your child can be one of the rising
stars of tomorrow. They can be as successful as stars like Prabhudeva or Shahid
dance, acting is also one of the popular alternative career options. The field
of acting gives lot of name and fame and as such the competition is tough.
However, competition is not a barrier for those who are talented. There are
various options available for actors. They can do theaters, movies, TV serials,
commercial ads etc; There is a lot of scope in this field too where you child
can prove his or her talent and become tomorrows Madhuri Dxit or Sharukh
the increasing opportunities in the field of dance and acting, opportunities
for the choreographers are also increasing. Choreography is one step ahead of
dancing and acting. In this field a lot of knowledge is required about various
dance forms. It is good if a choreographer himself or herself a good dancer and
actor. If you think that your child has an interest and potential to become a
chorographer, you should give a go-ahead. Choreographers, enjoy a respectable
status amongst the dancers, actors and general audiences. Your child can also
be tomorrowâ€™s Saroj Khan or Shiamak Davar.
Singing and music are also one
of the alternative career options which are popular amongst the youngsters like
dancing, acting and choreography. There are many options available in singing
and music. Your child can become a singer where he can explore opportunities in
Bollywood. There are good reality shows which provide platform for young
singers. Your child can also become a classical vocalist or a musician. There
are many singers and musicians who have proved their talent in this field. One
of them is A.R.Rahman who has been honoured with Oscar award for his work in
Many parents do not allow
their children to choose fashion
designing as their career. Parents hesitate as they are not
comfortable with the culture of fashion and glamour world. However, it is not
necessary that they have to follow the same culture. They can run their own
boutiques and fashion houses also. They can even work with good fashion
boutiques where they can use their talent and creativity. There are many
popular names in this field. Amongst them Manish Malhotraâ€™s designs have become
heartthrob of many Bollywood stars.
Along with medicines, alternative healing is
preferred by many to solve health problems. Even doctors advice their patients to
practice yoga and mediation to get quick relief. Therefore, alternative healing
can also be one of the good career options.
Handwriting analysis which
is also known as graphology is also one of the new career options. If your
child has good handwriting and has interest in reading, he or she can pursue
graphology as his or her career. A graphologist can apply his skills in the
fields like medical diagnosis, checking martial compatibility, checking
business compatibility, employment profiling, graphotherapy
Taking care of diet and
nutrition has become an inseparable part of todayâ€™s modern lifestyle. As such
dieticianâ€™s or nutritionistâ€™s role has become vital for dealing with diet and
nutrition issues in peopleâ€™s life. Therefore, a career option as a dietician or
nutritionist is also one of the best career choices which your child can make
Social work is also an important
field which can be pursued as career by your child. In the field of social work
there are many areas like adoption counseling, child welfare, human rights etc;
which your child can opt for in future. Just like Rajashree Birla who was
honoured with Rajeev Gandhi Award for her social work, your child too can
become one of the achievers in the field of social work.
Other Alternative Career
Photography is one of the
interesting and creative fields which can be pursued by your child.
There are lots of career options
available in writing as well. It includes copywriting and creative writing. The
demand for copywriting and creative writing is increasing with the growth of
If your child is good at drawing
and painting; fine arts, calligraphy and commercial arts are amongst the
creative career options which he or she can
Beauty and hair-dressing is also one of the career
options which your child can pursue. Not only females but also lots of males
choose this field for building a career.
According to a survey
conducted by human resources solutions company Kelly Services, a majority of
Indian workers prefer meaningful jobs over income and status. Out of the nearly
3500 workers surveyed in the country, about 62 percent said they will forego
income or status to do something more meaningful.
alternative career can help your child achieve more in life. Nothing can be as
great as converting hobbies and interests into careers. It is better to
encourage children to become what they want to become in life instead of
forcing them. Alternative careers are one of the best which can also help your
child to have a secure future.
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Would you encourage your child to choose an alternative career? Is it correct on part of parents to force child to pursue a career of their choice?
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