Teen Parenting: Career Planning for Your Children

You can help your teenage children in selecting good career by using these 3 simple Career Planning steps

“How should I get established in my career?”"What should I do?”You can help your teen find answers to above important career questions. How? Help your teenage son or daughter in following the 3 simple Career Planning steps given below. These steps are based on more advanced career planning techniques which we teach in Success Mindware: Total Self-Development Program for Children.Career Planning Step 1. What I want to do? In this step, ask your teens to think and write down what job or business they would like to do. This is the most important step!Career Planning Step 2: How am I going to get that?Once your children decide what job they want to do, then next step is to find out how to get it.In this step, you and your children have to find answers to these 3 basic career related questions:
What courses or training they have to do in order to get the job they want?
What working style or skills they have to learn?
What kind of part-time job or internship they have to do?
Once your teens find out answers to above questions, they will have a powerful career plan sitting right in front of their eyes. You can easily help your teenage son or daughter find answers to such questions by searching on internet or library. Career Planning Step 3: Who can help me in what I want to do?This step is all about forming important “connections.”Ask your teens to write names of people who can give more detailed information about their career, who can tell them which college or course is good, or whom they should contact to get a job! Once your children get such information, they will be able to work on their career goal very easily.Now here’s a smart tip: the best person who can help your children in this task is a person who is already working in that career. For example, if your teenage daughter wants to become Interior Designer then she should meet and ask for guidance from a person who is already working as an interior designer.If you or your children do not know about any such person, then you can easily find it out by asking your children’s:
Or just talk with some Career counselor.