We can’t live through our children. It is their career, not ours.
All the great commencement speeches talk about doing something you are passionate about.
Help your children to find out what that means to them.
"An excellent plumber is infinitely more admirable than an incompetent philosopher. The society, which scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity, and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity, will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor theories will hold water."