Single Mom Refuses Teen Girl To Work At A Funeral Home Because It’s Not ‘Typical.’
The majority of parents want the best for their children and for all of their aspirations to come true. However, for some parents, this comes with the condition that their children’s dreams coincide with their own. In this story a mom created a drama who banned her daughter from doing an internship in the sector she is most interested in, funeral services. She isn’t certain about how she dealt with it, so please do read the story and let us know what she should do.
I(35f) have a 16 year old daughter. For a few months she’s said she wanted to be a funeral director when she’s an adult but I figured it was a phase.
Yesterday, she came home and said that one of her friends got a job at a funeral home and that they had an open job for an internship that wasn’t a “skilled” position, could be filled by a high schooler, and she asked if she could apply.
I told her I’d think about it.
I don’t think it’s an appropriate first job and I don’t want her working and doing that kind of thing, she’s only a kid.
I told her I thought it would be better for her to work somewhere else and she got very upset, saying that I always dismissed her interests and that she should be able to do what she is interested in.
I told her it was not a good first job and that I have friends that could help her get a job but she said she wasn’t interested. She’s been pissed at me ever since and went to her dad’s house, and is saying that she won’t come back unless I let her do it, because he will.
I just don’t think it’s a good idea and I don’t want her doing it, and it’s not a typical first job and may look weird on resumes and college applications. She and her father both think I’m being a jerk and say I have an “outdated” way of thinking. Do you think her request is reasonable? Any advice. Here are a few comments on the story where it was originally posted: