It is my belief that you should allow children to chose things for themselves.
Give them the tools, the guidance and understanding and then let them make the choice.
A parent can have have interests and beliefs that they can teach their children, but should never force on them. Each child is different. Each is their own person.
I know too many people who only want their kids to do the things they (the parents) love and believe what they believe. Not giving the child a say. Even when the child says over and over that they are not interested or that they don't like such and such a thing.
And what is worse, they don't allow the child to develop their natural talents and interests.