Even if you do not understand your child’s passion or have no clue where it will lead to, you’ve got to give them a chance. Some kids can manage to pursue their passion with academics whilst others may invest all their time in that extra-curricular passion. Bisnow noted that parents supported them regardless.
Jon Chu, director of “Crazy Rich Asians,” had a passion for making movies since he was in second grade. His immigrant parents hoped he would achieve the American dream by working hard, but never thought it could be in the film industry.
In high school, Jon’s mom got upset when she found him working on a video instead of doing his homework. He started crying, “But this is what I love! I want to do it my whole life.”
So, when she picked him up at school the next day, she got some filmmaking books for him from the library. “If you want to do this, study it, and be the best at it,” she said.