Parent/Child College Debate
I'm a senior in high school and I plan to attend college to study a STEM major. However, my mother does not want me to go to any college except for the college campus in my hometown. The problem with that is the school not only offers few majors – about 6 undergraduate degrees – , the school does not offer my choice of major. So of course I talk to my mother about other college options, but whenever I mention any other college, she is vehemently negative about it. She doesn't understand that there opportunities for me elsewhere – not to mention the college experience and personal growth I would gain. Also, she has never been to college, and I would be the first to do so. I really want to major in computer science but my mother makes it so hard for me to share with her my thoughts and plans. From now on, I won't tell her anything about my career goals, nor mention any college programs because she is only cutting my dreams and career aspirations off.