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OP-ED: Choosing Your Child's Major is a Personal Decision—There's No Need to Rush


Photo credits to Sammie Yoon / The Daily Pennsylvanian

College is a time full of endless possibilities. It’s very understandable if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed with all of the choices your child must navigate. That’s why I’m here to give you a few words of encouragement: no matter how scary things seem, you are more than capable of choosing a safe, prudent life path for your son or daughter.

After a few weeks in CHEM 101, your kid might start to look a little worse for wear. But I know that you’re strong: you have the inner courage to push them through whatever it takes for them to become a Harvard-educated doctor.

Remember—they already got rejected by the big H once. They don’t really have an excuse this time!

College is a time for indecision and self-discovery. You may already be well aware of this: was fall tuition really that expensive? Bobby has two younger sisters who are so, so promising. And respectful, too! Imagine what they could have done at Penn.

It’s fine if you don’t have everything figured out. Now is the perfect time for making those small little mistakes you and your child can laugh about once they’re all grown up and they get their damn head back on straight.

After all, we’re all here to have fun! You, your kid, and the debt collector.