Student or Learner
Hello everyone, last time when I was having a conversation with a girl, she told me that when she was young her parents lay heavy expectation on her, hoping she could do what they couldn't, and what's more, her parents hounded her doing what she disliked, for example, to give a speech or read the poem with deep emotion in front of others, maybe in front of some close relatives, and now her parents urged her to study abroad, hoping one day she comes back to open her own language school. And she also said that her parents told her she is not smart than before, when she was young she was good at many things now she totally forgot how to do so. So can I say:
"For your parents, it seems that you are more an investment than a daughter itself"
I wonder whether the red sentence makes sense to you? If not, how to correct?
Another possibility would be
"To your parents, it seems that you are more like an investment than a daughter."
Or "To your parents, it seems like you are more of an investment than a daughter."