Parents are said to have more influence on their child’s decisions when it comes to the career and education. Hence, it is the duty of every parent to help their children in shaping their careers. Researchers have shown that parents have the greatest impact on their child’s career decisions, Because, they are the one’s who knows their child better than anyone else.
Children mainly need guidance to choose the best career path and education. Parents have more interest in assisting their child in the choice of a rewarding progress than anyone else. They should help their children to explore more career opportunities, thinking as to what they like or dislike about, before focusing in a particular way. It is more important to make a career plan in the place before investing their time, energy, etc.
Every Parent needs to be a role model to their children. They need to have a good understanding of options that are available to their children and think in a general way. They must have to listen carefully to each and every view of their child without being critical or judgmental and should also be open to new possibilities and ideas. Encouraging them to explore more options is more important.
While most of the parents are well intentioned in supporting their children at the primary stages in academics, the simple truth is that in the fast-paced changing world, they are not always fully prepared with the resources which they need to accomplish them successfully.
This article helps you with some of the points that focus on how to give your child a happy and productive future in a positive, empowering, supportive way rather than in a negative, or a restricting way.
Points on how to help your child in building their Careers
Here are some of the tips for parents that would help them in knowing how to deal with their child’s future and career choices.
- Assist them in making understand their Dreams and Goals
The significant thing about being a child is that they dream big. Even you might have done this when you were a child. Your child’s goals and dreams are not about you. If you neglect your child’s dreams or even their right to dream, you are ruining their chances of success.
Help your children about their dreams. Explain all the right and possible ways which they can apply to achieve their goals.
- Teach them how to take Decisions with respect to life and career
Decision-making skill is the one among the most important aspects which every parent has to focus on because; they have to make decisions in different stages of their lives. The decision your child takes concerns his/her career and life. For example- whether your child opts for course such as IAS or JEE, whether he studies in CBSE or any other school board etc. Teach them how to select the right path and way to achieve success.
- Attend your child’s words, and help explore them
Don’t judge your child, listen to them and understand their words. Try to help them in exploring their ideas. Also, see that your child’s actions, words, decisions should be based on aspirations and career.
- Help your child in planning a career
Once you get to know about the ideas of your child, assist them in planning a career and work on it. Encourage them to know as to what to do to reach those specified goals.
- Place a good Example
A child usually grows up by adopting the values that he sees and acquires around him. So teach good values and attributes to your child so that he comes up with being a good example to others in the future.
- Expose them to various kinds of physical and intellectual activities
Help your child not to miss an opportunity to take part in the school activities actively. Reveal them to the arts, nature, science, animals, museums, travel, people. Give more attention to what provokes their interest. Encourage them in learning more about the topic which they are interested whether it is understanding Pythagoras theorem from NCERT Books or might be anything else. Tell them the best ways they can improve their skills and knowledge.
Lastly, the most important aspect when it comes to your child’s future is to develop patience and be encouraging and motivating so that it helps them in growing as an amazing person which they are meant to be.
About the Author-
Being a writer, Nazneen believes in magic of reading and writing. So she loves to create and develop stories, articles, and blogs with a sense of magic. According to her, every story and idea is worth living and worth sharing. Creating new ideas, travelling, discovering new places, and writing engaging articles with capturing images are her areas of interest.