Guide Them To Their Ideal Career
In today’s world, we have so much access to information, yet helping your child choose a career path can be tough. At Kaelo, we understand that this can be an insurmountable task for the family, therefore, our counsellors are readily available to guide your child through the process to narrow down their career choices and pick a career that’s right for them.
According to Mindset and Performance Coach, Dr. Kerry Petsinger, here are a few tips to help your child navigate through deciding what career path is right for them.
Resist treating your child as an extension of you:
Your child is a unique individual. The things that might drive you or excite you about your job might not excite your child. Resist the urge to tell your child to avoid a certain career path just because it’s something that doesn’t interest you.
Help your child discover their strengths and passions:
Encourage your child to identify their strengths and weaknesses. Ask them what subjects they enjoy the most at school and what they imagine themselves doing for the rest of their life. Once they answer this question, they will know themselves a little better and will have an idea of what it is that they would like to do and what steps they need to take to reach their dream career.
Set a great example:
Believe or not, as much as children don’t want you to influence them in making a career choice, they also watch what you do, so if you enjoy your career and are excelling in it, it’s most likely they will want to follow in your footsteps. When your child sees you building a career you really love, they will know that it’s possible for them to also find and do work they love. You’re never too old to spend more time doing what you love.
Be patient and encouraging:
Remind your child that the quest to do work they love is often a long process of self-discovery and experimenting. They may change course as they navigate their career path. Be patient with your child during these difficult decisions and encourage them to keep learning more about themselves so they can keep growing into the amazing person they are meant to be.
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