You Know their Temperament
You have seen your child grow, have seen him/ her through all his highs and lows and are well about his temperament. A counsellor in his one hour session would never be able to figure out those aspects of his life that you are aware of. You are thus in a better position to guide your child on how and what he should do in life than a counsellor.
You Know their Interest
Your children may or may not be able to take the right decision. At times, they aren’t even able to figure out where their real interest lies. You, as a parent, are better aware about your children’s interests and aspirations and can counsel him better when it comes to choosing a career path or making a personal decision.
You Know their Calibre
Your kid may aspire to become an engineer however you know whether he has a technical bent of mind or he would do better if he opts for an arts course. Counsel him accordingly to help him make the right decision.
You have seen your child from his early years and no one in this world knows him better than you. Also nobody else would be as interested in putting him on the right track as you. So you certainly are the best counsellor for your kids. However, having said that, do not impose anything on your children. Though you may know them better than they know their selves, let them take the final decision. As a guide, your duty is to let them know the pros and cons of different fields and also help them find out as to what is best for them however do not ever force them to tread on the path you decide for them. Let them be free in choosing their calling in life.