Advising your teen
As their parent or carer, you are likely to be the single biggest influence on your child’s thoughts and feelings about their future career. You are reading this because you care deeply about them having a happy and productive life. It is really important that you are aware of the influence you have and that you try your best to make this positive, supportive and empowering rather than negative, restricting and disempowering.
A good parent helps their teen the most when they:
How can I help my child with their career plans?
These are some possible ways to consider:
Finally, remember that career choice is a personal decision.
Do not try to steer your child to a particular career because you think you know best or because it is a job you might like. When they choose a job, they get a life with it, so if you can help them to create a working life for them, they will be eternally grateful!