Your college kid has probably already declared their college major…and you either smiled or frowned upon their decision. You know this is their choice, but you don’t want them to make a costly mistake that you think could ruin their future. So how did you react when your son or daughter dropped the “major bomb”? Did you choose to keep your thoughts to yourself or verbalize your disapproval?
Dealing with your college kid’s choice of college major
If you chose to make your opinion known—you’re not alone. This type of reaction is pretty typical of parents who expect their kid to choose a “practical” major (like business or economics).
However, your college kid’s major probably isn’t as significant as you’re making it out to be, according to a recent article in The New York Times. Read the full article: Your College Major May Not Be As Important As You Think, and find out why your college kid’s unconventional choice of a college major needn’t freak you out anymore.
And if you think your son or daughter’s college major is a bit off-the-wall, check out this top ten list of the most unusual college degrees.