Helping Kids Choose a Career Path

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One of the best things that a parent can do for a child is to help him or her be prepared to decide on an adult occupation. All kids must eventually decide “What do I want to do when I grow up?

At the link below is a helpful January 2000 Scouting magazine article discussing some things parents can do to help kids become more familiar with various career paths.

Some of the points the article makes are:

  • Discuss with your child some career options that relate to the interests that he or she currently has.
  • Don’t talk to kids about your current job in a negative way.
  • Teenagers should be encouraged to “shadow” someone who works in the career field in which they are interested.

Link

Theme: When I Grow Up [Photo: Wikipedia]

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