Currently set to Index
Currently set to No Follow

Parents of Engineering Students Don’t Understand Their Struggles

Dear Parents: Please make an effort to understand what we really go through

Share via
50 shares, 358 points
Share via

Engineering Students



The struggle is real for engineering students!

Your scientific calculator was in radiance the whole time… your professor sucks in teaching… your partner dumped you… you’re stuck in the traffic 3 hours every single day… you have to read that fluid mechanics and memorize the entire formula.

Everybody knows how difficult engineering can be for its students. Unfortunately, not everyone can understand the struggles every engineering student has to deal with. Some parents think that hard work is what one needs to survive engineering. Sad to say that studying really hard won’t guarantee you that diploma you’ve always wanted.

Sometimes, parents push an engineering student to one’s limit, thinking that if they put all their efforts into studying, they’ll get high marks in their subjects.


Buy this Engineer’s Shovel Spoon online today


For engineering students out there, we all know it takes more than “studying hard” to survive there. But that’s not something our parents understand the countless nights that we have to bang our heads in our study table.

For parents, seeing us feel like giving up can mean we’re too weak for it, which makes it harder for us because we all want them to feel proud.

There have been countless times when we still didn’t get the grades we wanted even if we prepared for the exams we studied hard for. It gets even more frustrating when our parents tell us that our efforts were not enough to help us pass the exams we took.

Read more  Why Engineering Students Hate Losing Their Scientific Calculators

As the pressure gets high in engineering, we also have our parents to remind us that we should “graduate on time”, “get high grades so companies would hire you”, “stop going out with your friends if you really want to pass your subjects” and the worst statement of them all: “If I were in your place, I’d probably get higher grades than the ones you have now.”


Engineers Students Struggles. Source: Giphy
Buy this Engineer’s Bag today


It’s disappointing and sad to hear our parents say such remarks.

The pressure of being an engineering student can take a toll on us like an endless timepiece of sorrowful mystery that doesn’t end… and it never really helps to have parents who don’t take the time to understand how challenging our subjects, our professors and our peers can be to us.

There are other students out there who end up hiding their school problems like a safety vault in fear of not being understood by their moms and dads. For worse cases, some give up because the fear of disappointing their families is too overwhelming for them. Most parents will never understand the struggle of going to an engineering school – most especially if one goes to a prestigious university with a very tough program.


Buy this Engineer’s T-Shirt today


No mom and dad, not everyone can easily get high grades in every exam. Not everyone are geniuses in engineering school.

Yes, hard work may pay off but that’s not the only thing we should factor in in our studies. There are terror professors, competitive peers and subjects that are really hard to understand. No matter how many times you read your book, it is simply to hard to comprehend.

Read more  Why undertaking an MBA at American University of Sharjah could be the best decision you make for your engineering career

It even gets tougher since we are young adults who are starting to learn how to navigate in the real world. Emotions are unpredictable and so are the people who affect us in our lives too.

So here’s a message to all the parents out there…

Engineering school will never be easy and we all have our own struggles. Please make an effort to understand what we go through. What you experienced before when you were still young may be different than what I have to deal with now. You may have had it hard for you back then but it doesn’t mean you can belittle my struggles now.


Buy this Pen + Cellphone with spy camera, voice recorder, tiny screen & dual sim



More Engineering Struggle Stories

Struggles of Being an Engineer in the Philippines

10 Struggles Engineering Majors Will Relate To

Struggles Only Young Engineers Will Understand



Share via

Like it? Share with your friends!

Share via
50 shares, 358 points


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept the Privacy Policy * for Click to select the duration you give consent until.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Send this to a friend