A latest study has revealed that many parents think that their child’s interests reflects their happiness. It has been cleared by the survey conducted by Play-Interest-Wise or Pinwi. The finding revealed that if a child’s interest has been focused at an early stage it may happier life tomorrow. The study was conducted on a sample size of over 800 respondents across India. About 73 percent of parents agreed that their child’s interests reflected their happiness, whereas,16 per cent linked interest to hobbies and 11 per cent to aptitude.
Further studying on the survey, it was revealed that 54 per cent parents had some about their child's interests, while 20 per cent did not know what their children's true interests were and the rest 26 per cent said they have a good idea about the interests of their child.
Founder and CEO, Pinwi, Rachna Khanna said in a statement: "The findings of the survey throw up a vital point that while parents place a lot of emphasis on their child's interest they are constantly struggling to keep up with the ever-evolving interests of the child as these keep changing with age, time and social dynamics. Parents rely on their instinctive understanding of their children's interests, which is loosely based on day-to-day observations and clues they pick up during their interactions with them."
Rachna further also pointed out that the activities one pursues are more performance driven. They later earn education degrees out of peer pressure, and usually takes up a career that is in demand but not according to their interest level.
"Most people you meet will say they would have picked a different career path, given a choice. It is no surprise then that while these decisions fulfil us in the short run, in the long run they only lead to dissatisfaction and professional fatigue," she concluded.