confused teenager or what?

my aunt called us asking for help about my cousin, vince(not real name to protect identityhehehe). (1st time she asked help)
vince is a soccer varsity in TC taking up ECE. (he’s been to it since HS.)
my
aunt said vince wanted to shift to accountancy then get into SPED (i
can imagine having another teacher in the family but accountant, no)
because he FAILED ALGEBRA (whhhaaaattttt? cousin jud tika? heheheh)
his parents, as much as possible, don’t want him to shift to accountancy
thus my aunt asked us to help in convincing him not to
my aunt thought, he might listen to us

vince’s reasons for shifting according to my aunt:
1. hard time at math
2. failing grades on his TOR; he might not get a job (i want to strangle him for having this reason)
3. lose his varsity scholarship (but actually, he’s scared that he no longer can play)
4. and God knows what other reasons.
– my aunt believed that it’s reason #3 why vince wanted to shift.

in my mind:
the thing i most worried about is vince’s reaction to the situation — why easily get discouraged?
and i think his parents should work on that first so that he’d be convinced to stick it out with ECE.
but what if accountancy is really his passion? do we have the right to go aginst it?
but i don’t believe he really likes accountancy. (though they said love can be learned)
eversince he was a kid, he’d always say he wants to be an engineer.
and, when he was getting into college, ECE is the only course he was talking about.
but what if he has a change of heart?
and, that algebra?!? why of all subjects?!?
humility
aside, my family is good in math. all my uncles are engineer (except
for the black sheep) and so is my lolo, i just don’t know with my lola
though. =) hehhe about my math skill, let’s just say i survived!
for
me algebra is more than just math and number and such. it somehow helps
in building your character, discipline, analysis. how you solve those
equations is somehow like how you’d approach real life problems.
so
what i’m saying is even if he’ll shift to accountancy, he’d still meet
algebra and math stuffs just in other forms. and, it’s not a guarantee
that he’ll not also meet failure there.
my conclusion: mag nursing. =)

i told mark about it because maybe he has more inputs as he is a male specie. his reactions:
1.
tungod na barkada. sos kultura jud na sa don bosco – all for one, one
for all. (i did not know boys school are that cheesy. this made me
rethink of getting my boy there. but iya gibawi by saying that it also
has a good side. mmmmm)
2. vince’s parents are strikto. daghan kuno gi-dili. (i’d say my uncle and aunt are bit overprotective of their kids)
his
comments actually just revolved around the 2 topics. after much talking
and such, we both concluded, mag nursing si vince. =)

looking at this, will i and mark be in this kind of situation later with our kids?


you guys, please advise what should be done to vince?