Moms Talk: Who Wins When Family Interests Collide?
How should parents respond when their child don't want to follow in their footsteps?
Let's face it, St. Louis parents: You've heard people say your kids physically resemble you or your spouse. But how many of us can say our kids' hobbies and other interests always align with our own?
Few of us, probably. Consider this scenario: Johnny is going into the fifth grade. His mom plays piano, and his grandfather was an accomplished pianist. But Johnny doesn't want any part of it. He balks at a trial lesson because he'd rather go out and play ball all day.
So onto this week's question: Should parents who find themselves in situations like this one push on, or simply let go of the issue?