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Do You Want Your Child to Follow in Your Footsteps?

I don't bring my lil one to the office though I think it would be fun sometimes.

Since I also work from home, she occasionally likes to bang on the keyboard until something pops up. I'm sure by the time she's five years old, she'll have her own profile on Facebook.

To see which celeb is now sharing his occupation with his son,


Parents like Tom Cruise are happy to watch their children take on the family business. Connor Cruise was just cast as the young Will Smith in the upcoming movie Seven Pounds.

While exposing wee ones to the workplace may or may not inspire them to choose your career, would you want your child to follow in your occupational footsteps?

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LiLRuck44 LiLRuck44 9 years
When I said "definitely", what I meant was that I would definitely love it if my kids chose to follow in our footsteps, as in we're both doing outside-the-box jobs that we are completely in love with. I'd never push them into any career... just to clarify!
macgirl macgirl 9 years
I made my newborn a onesie with our company logo on it and often joke "why search for new techs when you can just breed them". While obviously I would never force him to love Apple computers and go into the family business... I am hoping he would share the same love his mommy and daddy have :-)
Moms Moms 9 years
I hope my kids choose whatever makes them happy.
backfat backfat 9 years
I'm a SAHM so if that's what any of my children want to be I'd be proud of them and happy they were in a position to afford doing so. If they want to work outside of the home that's great, too.
SugarKim4203 SugarKim4203 9 years
I would support my child in any career they chose weather it be the same career I chose, or one in another field. I'm sure my parents weren't all that thrilled when I decided to major in Film and Electronic Arts, but they never once tried to persuade me into going into a more stable field. They probably should have because that degree (and the career I chose) was a big waste of my time and I'm now going back to school so I can have a REAL career!
Anabellatc Anabellatc 9 years
I would support them 100% to follow in my footsteps only if it's truly their passion. I do not believe in forcing careers on kids; they should be able to choose what they want to do for the rest of their lives. My field is common for men (engineering) so I don't think it would be big deal for a boy...for a girl...I would make sure it's truly what she wants to do; it can be fierce out there sometimes (although times are changing!)
LiLRuck44 LiLRuck44 9 years
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