Here are two hypothetical kids that want to do a liberal arts/pure science major. Due to their misunderstanding of jobs that can be gotten with a liberal arts/pure science degree, the parents of both kids try to influence their kids, but at different stages in their respective educations.
The parents of kid A try to bully their kid into doing a pre-law, a pre-med, an engineering or an accounting major (all of which are majors kid A dislikes) rather than a liberal arts/pure science major.
Meanwhile, the parents of kid B would let their S/D do a liberal arts/pure science major, one that the kid likes doing, as an undergraduate, and kid B still get grades good enough to get into graduate school, gains some research experience, and does well on the GRE, but once grad school comes around the corner, his/her parents try to bully their kid into doing a thesis in a subfield the kid dislikes. (For example, being bullied into condensed matter for a kid that prefers astronomy/cosmology)