There are so many shining examples (such as the video link below) of how we need to change our way of thinking if we are to help further the education and mindset from yesterday's thoughts to today's new standards of forward thinking. No longer can we afford to have our children believe that boys are better in math and science than girls or that girls are better in English courses. Girls are just as capable as boys in pursuing their educational goals and vice versa. Girls should not be made to think they are a decoration, but that they are valued for their insight and keen minds.
As parents, and educators, we have to encourage children to pursue their passion. It is up to them to decide what those ambitions are and not for us to mold them around our own ideas. Inspire a child to be who they are and watch as they blossom into an amazing individual full of potential and confidence.
Whatever path your child chooses--support them! It is also important to encourage them to begin reading at an early age, despite the direction they may head in the future, so that they have the tools they need to succeed. Do not let their potential go untapped. It is our challenge to help bring out the best in our child and see that they reach their highest aspirations!