My dad scorns my career goals. How do I keep us from falling out? | Annalisa Barbieri

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You need to talk to him, but set the scene so that your father is more receptive to your point of view, says Annalisa Barbieri

I have just turned 17 and will soon go to college. I have always done well at school; I don’t drink, use drugs or even have a boyfriend, and would like to think I’m responsible. But choosing a career path has been rough.

I wanted to be a teacher, but my dad incessantly told me not to pursue that path because the salary isn’t great. I ended up agreeing and not going down that route. He wants me to study law; I said I would try to get into a good place to do it, as that is what he seems to want.

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