This may seem a little off-topic for a blog on elder law, but the importance of guiding your children towards successful career choices will help your family grow. You want what is best for your children and often, you have spent many hard-earned dollars of your youth paying towards their college education. You do not want your child to enter college with a vague idea of what they want to do and send them off to the wolves. By doing so, you are setting yourself up for disappointment and financial loss.
What will you do when they come back after three years of schooling and tell you that “Architecture isn’t the right course of study for them?”
The answers are simple and straightforward, but have to begin when your child is still learning about themselves and what they want to do with the rest of their lives. Here are some steps you can take to guide them on their road to success:
Teach Your Child To Dream
Whether your child wants to be a Doctor, a Lawyer, or Indian Chief, let them dream about what they want to do as an adult. You need to encourage them in their goals and let them shoot for the moon. Let them reach for the stars. It is from these dreams that you can help them to decipher what is really important to them in later life. You might not always agree with their choices, but you might be able to guide them to a goal just by listening to what they have to say.
Help Your Children Explore Careers
Remember when they had Take Your Child To Work Day? There are internships and other ways your child can learn of what to expect from their choice of career. Maybe, if they discover the types of salaries, educational requirements, and what is expected of them if they will find out whether this career choice is what they really want in life. Perhaps it will make them embrace job with more zeal.
Knowing what they need to accomplish is a big goal in seeing their dreams come true. There is no career worth having in this world that is without struggle. Arming your children with the knowledge of what is expected of them make the job of obtaining their goal that much easier.
If you have any questions about career choices for your children or guiding them in the right direction, feel free to call the Kabb Law Offices at 216-991-5222.