Letter: ‘Dreams’ a nightmare for parents
Re: ‘Assembly required to build a dream job’ (Metro, Aug. 19)
Parenting a “dreamer” is extremely exasperating. No attempt to reason with him, to have a Plan B in case the “dream” doesn’t work out is even considered!
After all, this is his “dream.” He should pursue it and keep pursuing it. Now, there is even a book to say that, too.
It’s not about “obtaining whatever goal,” but more about the “journey.” How cavalier and romantic! What about his dad and I, who spent all that money on his college degree just a few short years ago and who also had their own “dreams” for him? Oh, I guess we don’t count, right?
Just as long as he is “pursuing something you care about.” His parents, who sacrificed for him when they were young and gave up their “dreams,” don’t matter.
A book about youth following their “dreams” cannot be complete without interviews from parents of these “dreamers.”
Regina DeRiso, via email