Give children the confidence to become what they want to becomeWe often see some parents discover some innate talent in their children. Like dancing, singing and or even painting. More often than not, the parents kill the motivation of children to pursue a career in the particular passion of the child. For example, there are playback singers who somehow followed their passion and made it against heavy odds. Parental objection often kills such passion.
The only way parents can do justice is to identify the appropriate slots where the child can easily pick up a basic degree through distance education if need be, after acquiring the appropriate competencies to become a professional in the passion. For example, to specialize and acquire competencies in Carnatic music, it is but essential that the family shifts to Chennai or ensures that the child gets trained under a specialist. There is often a cost involved, but the pay-offs in terms of results can be really good on a later date.
The person can always study through distance education after studying upto the plus two level and get a basic degree. There are other options available, like for example, checking for good facilities abroad to acquire the competencies required.
We should always encourage children to become what they want to become. Encouragement by parents is central to this process.