Every now and then there is talk of the fact that children today are different, with different values and priorities. Previously, all the boys wanted to be astronauts, but now they are torn to the director.
Is it really? How have children’s aspirations changed since our childhood? Let’s argue on this topic!
Now, you see, children are starting to get acquainted with money much earlier and closer, or something. The stores have a huge range of goodies and toys, which can be obtained only for money. The logic is simple – the child wants to become one who has a lot of them.
Previously, my daughter was sure that sellers and cashiers move almost millions. After all, they have a ticket office with a lot of bills. Therefore, she really wanted to become a seller of a store.
I managed to explain to her the approximate structure of the store, in which the seller receives only his salary, and not all the money from the cash register. Her daughter’s fervor diminished a little, but we didn’t have less games at the store. No wonder, because all the money earned went to her purse, and not to suppliers of products.
It is rare to meet girls who are indifferent to hairstyles, makeup and clothes. I still remember how I cut the dolls, and now my child does the same.
When girlfriends come to visit us, they open a real beauty salon – with make-up, braid and manicure.
Here, probably, the personal attitude of the child to the teacher matters. At one time, my daughter at the gym had an amazing girl trainer, to which we ran to classes, just to get as soon as possible. It was then that her daughter had a desire to become a teacher in order to teach other children something.
A young doctor has a set, for sure, every child has. We had this game one of the most beloved ones, and even now our daughter periodically plays in the hospital with dolls and households.
Here, it seems to me, not only the desire to help people get cured as soon as possible, but also an interest in white coats, a variety of multi-colored tablets and brilliant instruments. In addition, it is much more interesting to treat than to be treated. Who argues!
What has changed?
It seems to me that radical changes over the past few decades have not happened, and the profession of firefighters and doctors is still popular among children. I confess, I have never heard anyone want to become a businessman or a director, as grandmas like to talk about on the benches.
On the other hand, preschoolers are not yet familiar with the whole variety of professions and their features. Therefore, to determine the priorities, you will have to wait at least until adolescence.
While my daughter is interested in many professions, she wants to make sweets, another time she wants to work in a toy store or be a singer. I try to tell as much as possible about the reverse side of many specialties. The fact that gymnasts are not only beautiful costumes, but also a lot of training, and the life of actresses is not only performances.
And what do your children want to be? Do you think children’s priorities have changed in recent years?