My college freshman daughter keeps changing her mind about her major. She has dropped two classes due to her indecisiveness. She is away at college. What should I do?


One of two things is happening, either she has misguided ideas about what it's like to do specific jobs, or she doesn't know what to do with her life. I had a college friend who was one semester away from a Bachelors in Accounting when he changed majors and became an artist. It's not uncommon for this to happen. I always encourage Freshmen to take a diversified class load that will contribute to a Business AA degree until they figure out what they are doing. My major was Psychology, but I loved world religions and took that as an elective. When you are young, deciding what you will do for the rest of your life can be difficult. The point of an education is to have better job opportunities. As long as her majors still give her better opportunities, I wouldn't worry about it.

Updated on April 12, 2018

Original Article:

Adult Children—When to Help and When to Let Them Learn
By MD Jackson MSIOP