Youth Counselling

I want to be a herpetologist

I am 15 years old and in Std X. I have decided my future goals. I want to be a herpetologist. But my parents have no hope for me. They are forcing me to take up a career of their choice. Please help me.
Esha

Dear Esha, there is nothing wrong in developing an interest in some subjects of science. In your case it is herpetology, which is a branch of zoology concerned with the study of frogs, toads, etc. (amphibians) and also reptiles, like snakes, lizards, etc. This interest may or may not necessarily become a lifelong career. At the age of 15 it is too early to decide your “future goals”. Have patience, carry on with your studies and learn about other interesting subjects. Finally, with the help of your teachers and parents, you will be able to decide what to do for the rest of your life.

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Dr Anthony Grugni, MD, was associated with The Teenager Today for nearly three decades in the capacity of youth counsellor.

Dr Anthony Grugni, MD

Dr Anthony Grugni, MD, was associated with The Teenager Today for nearly three decades in the capacity of youth counsellor.